31 days in Zambia Itinerary

31 days in Zambia Itinerary

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31 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Livingstone
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Western Province
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Lusaka
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
South Luangwa National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Mpika
— 3 nights
6
Chingola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ndola
— 4 nights
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Safaris will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, and don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Livingstone travel planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Livingstone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Western Province.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

4
nights
Western Province

Western Province ©
Western Province, encompasses the area formerly known as Barotseland in the colonial era.GeographyThe geography of the province is dominated by the Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi river, extending from the confluence of the Zambezi with the Lungwebungu and Kabompo Rivers at the northern border of the province, to a point below Senanga and above the Ngonye Falls in the south. Liuwa Plains has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Zambezi River and Sioma Ngwezi National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Western Province driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Western Province takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Western Province

Parks Nature
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chaminuka Game Reserve and Kalimba Reptile Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lower Zambezi National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and stroll through PaZuri Place.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Western Province to Lusaka in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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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

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 traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Luangwa National Park driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toMpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

3
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Visiting South Luangwa National Park and Bangweulu Wetlands will get you outdoors.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mpika driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika takes 7 hours. On the 25th (Mon), you'll 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

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). On the 26th (Tue), stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chingola trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Ndola on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

4
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.
Take a break from Ndola with a short trip to Lake Kashiba in Mpongwe, about 2 hours away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ndola trip itinerary maker .

You can 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. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ndola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Kashiba
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Lake Kashiba ©
Lake Kashiba
Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum

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