22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Lusaka
— 6 nights
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South Luangwa National Park
— 3 nights
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Mpika
— 2 nights
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Chingola
— 1 night
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Ndola
— 2 nights
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Livingstone
— 4 nights

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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.
When in Lusaka, make a side trip to see Kapishya Hot Springs in North Luangwa National Park, approximately North Luangwa National Park away. Spend the 13th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, stroll through Kalimba Reptile Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka trip itinerary builder app.

Houston, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Lusaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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

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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 other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Luangwa National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and then stroll around South Luangwa National Park. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mpika vacation planner.

Take a bus from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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). Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chingola road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Ndola.

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife · Parks
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum.

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Traveling by car from Chingola to Ndola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ndola

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

4
nights
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park.

You can plan Livingstone trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Ndola to Livingstone by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Livingstone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls

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