17 days in Zambia Itinerary

17 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia tour itinerary planner
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Train to Liverpool Street station, Fly to Livingstone
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Livingstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Choma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lusaka
— 8 nights
Fly

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Livingstone — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get a sense of the local culture at Livingstone Museum and Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum. Get outdoors at Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, get a taste of the local shopping with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone online route planner.

Norwich, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Norwich in November; daily highs in Livingstone reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Choma.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Side Trip
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Choma — 3 nights

Choma is known for childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have fun and explore at The Choma Museum and Crafts Centre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Choma day trip planning website.

You can drive from Livingstone to Choma in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Lusaka on the 12th (Tue).
Childrens Museums · Museums
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Lusaka — 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Jame Mosque. Visiting Chaminuka Game Reserve and Kapishya Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Lusaka to Chilanga to see Munda Wanga Environmental Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Lower Zambezi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lusaka road trip website.

Drive from Choma to Lusaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips
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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.