22 days in Zambia Itinerary

22 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  28 h
1
Livingstone
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  18 h 30 min
2
Senanga
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
4
Lusaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Kafue National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  15 h
6
Chingola
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
7
Ndola
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
South Luangwa National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
9
Mpika
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
10
Samfya
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
11
Kasama
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Mbala
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  39 h
End: Tampa, Florida

3
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You've added Batoka Gorge, Nekacheya Travel And Tours, Zambezi Eco Adventures, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Livingstone is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Livingstone, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Senanga.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Batoka Gorge
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Devil's Pool ©
Devil's Pool
Mukuni Big 5 Safaris Limited ©
Mukuni Big 5 Safaris Limited

1
night
Senanga

Senanga ©
Senanga is a town in the Western Province of Zambia, on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, at the southern end of its Barotse Floodplain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zambezi River as well as Ngonye Falls. On the 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Ngonye Falls and then explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Senanga sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by bus from Livingstone to Senanga takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Senanga, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Senanga

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ngonye Falls
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls

1
day
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Liuwa Plains. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Liuwa Plains.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Nature Parks
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4
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.
You've added Southern Africa Freedom Trail, Absolute Zambia Safaris, Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liuwa Plain National Park to Lusaka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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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
day
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kafue National Park. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kafue National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kafue National Park tour app.

Getting from Lusaka to Kafue National Park by car takes about 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chingola.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

1
day
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). Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chingola visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Kafue National Park to Chingola takes 15 hours. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ndola.

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Copperbelt Museum as well as Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum.

Start your trip to Ndola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Chingola to Ndola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Ndola

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

2
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tribal Textiles, Kundalila Falls, Mikango Safari, Zambia, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at the Bush-Spa.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ndola to South Luangwa National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kundalila Falls
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles
the Bush-Spa ©
the Bush-Spa
Mulberry Mongoose ©
Mulberry Mongoose

1
night
Mpika

Mpika ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bangweulu Wetlands as well as Shiwa Ngandu.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mpika road trip planner.

You can drive from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Samfya.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

1
night
Samfya

Samfya ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bangweulu.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Samfya tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mpika to Samfya in 6.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kasama.

Things to do in Samfya

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bangweulu ©
Lake Bangweulu

1
night
Kasama

Kasama ©
Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kasama Cathedral as well as Chishimba Falls. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kasama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Samfya to Kasama takes 7 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mbala.

Things to do in Kasama

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Chishimba Falls ©
Chishimba Falls
Kasama Cathedral ©
Kasama Cathedral

few
hours
Mbala

Mbala ©
Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. You've now added Kalambo Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mbala tour builder tool.

Drive from Kasama to Mbala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbala

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kalambo Falls ©
Kalambo Falls

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