22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lusaka
— 6 nights
2
South Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
3
Mpika
— 2 nights
4
Chingola
— 1 night
5
Ndola
— 1 night
6
Livingstone
— 4 nights
7
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
8
Kafue National Park
— 2 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Lusaka to North Luangwa National Park to see Kapishya Hot Springs about 11 hours away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve, browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market, and explore the striking landscape of Lower Zambezi National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka road trip planning app.

San Antonio, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Tribal Textiles.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park planning app.

Getting from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride 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 23rd (Tue): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and then walk around South Luangwa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

Before you visit Mpika, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika takes 5.5 hours. Cap off 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). Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chingola online trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Ndola.

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.
Kick 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, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ndola tour builder.

You can drive from Chingola to Ndola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Livingstone trip builder.

You can fly from Ndola to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Livingstone sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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

1
night
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
On the 1st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Liuwa Plain National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Liuwa Plain National Park takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Nature · Parks
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2
nights
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kafue National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kafue National Park route planner.

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Kafue National Park with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature · Parks
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park