22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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22 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  27​h
1
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Mpika
— 2 nights
4
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ndola
— 1 night
6
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Kafue National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: San Antonio

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Lower Zambezi National Park, examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lusaka online journey planner .

San Antonio, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Tribal Textiles.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park road trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and then stroll around South Luangwa National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Shiwa Ngandu.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mpika attractions planner.

Getting from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) 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
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

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 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chingola trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Ndola on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife Parks
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

1
night
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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum and then appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ndola trip planner.

Drive from Chingola to Ndola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
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Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Ndola to Livingstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Livingstone are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

1
night
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Liuwa Plains.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Livingstone to Liuwa Plain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kafue National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kafue National Park journey planning website .

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Kafue National Park with the Route module. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Parks Nature
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

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