22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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22 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  28​h
1
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
South Luangwa National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Mpika
— 2 nights
4
Chingola
— 1 night
5
Ndola
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Houston

6
nights
Lusaka

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Lower Zambezi National Park, walk around Munda Wanga Environmental Park, see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, and stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lusaka itinerary planning tool .

Houston, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Lusaka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

3
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park is known for shopping and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Tribal Textiles.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Luangwa National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll set off for Mpika on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands and then stroll around South Luangwa National Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

Plan my Mpika trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Nature Wildlife
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South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands

1
night
Chingola

Chingola ©
Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Chingola trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 24th (Thu), you're off toNdola.

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

2
nights
Ndola

Ndola ©
Observe the bustling industrial center of Ndola, capital of Zambia's copper-mining region, and see numerous facilities that contribute to the economy of the region.
On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ndola route planner .

Getting from Chingola to Ndola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for Livingstone on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
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Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

4
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Livingstone itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ndola to Livingstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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