15 days in Zambia Itinerary

15 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia holiday planner
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Lusaka
— 2 nights
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Mpika
— 1 night
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Chingola
— 1 day
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Senanga
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Senanga
— 1 day
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Livingstone, Bus to Choma
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Choma
— 1 day
Drive
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Livingstone
— 3 nights
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Lusaka — 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kapishya Hot Springs and Lower Zambezi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and 37D Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Lusaka National Park, explore the world behind art at Modzi Arts, contemplate the long history of Chilenje House, and look for gifts at Manda Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lusaka journey planner.

Richmond, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Richmond to Lusaka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mpika.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
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Mpika — 1 night

On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of South Luangwa National Park. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mpika online travel planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chingola.
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Chingola — 1 day

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 17th (Sun): stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chingola journey planner.

You can fly from Mpika to Chingola in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Senanga.
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Senanga — 1 day

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. On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Senanga online holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chingola to Senanga takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Senanga can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.
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Liuwa Plain National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Liuwa Plain National Park online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Choma.
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Choma — 1 day

On the 20th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Choma trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Liuwa Plain National Park to Choma in 8.5 hours. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Livingstone.
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Childrens Museums · Museums
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Livingstone — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Safaris. Take a break from the city and head to Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, and see the interesting displays at Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Livingstone tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Choma to Livingstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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