31 days in Zambia Itinerary

31 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone driving holiday website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Livingstone when traveling from Johannesburg in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Helicopter Tours

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Liuwa Plains. Take a break from the city and head to Ngonye Falls and Sioma Ngwezi National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Livingstone to Western Province in 7.5 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

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.
Visiting Chaminuka Game Reserve and Lower Zambezi National Park will get you outdoors. When in Lusaka, make a side trip to see Kapishya Hot Springs in North Luangwa National Park, approximately North Luangwa National Park away. The adventure continues: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and stop by Kabwata Cultural Village.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Western Province to Lusaka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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

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 more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Mpika on the 22nd (Fri).

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 more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mpika online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Chingola on the 25th (Mon).

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). Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chingola tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Ndola.

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.
Step out of Ndola to go to Mpongwe and see Lake Kashiba, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ndola day trip app.

Traveling by car from Chingola to Ndola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Ndola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lake Kashiba
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Lake Kashiba ©
Lake Kashiba
Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial