28 days in Hwange National Park & Zambia Itinerary

28 days in Hwange National Park & Zambia Itinerary

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Fly to Victoria Falls International Airport, Drive to Hwange National Park
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Senanga, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chingola, Zambia
— 1 night
Bus
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Mpika, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Observe Wildlife. Get in touch with nature at Hwange National Park and Painted Dog Conservation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hwange National Park is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hwange National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Hwange National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Livingstone.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Livingstone, Zambia — 1 night

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You've now added Zadac Travel Tours to your itinerary.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Livingstone online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Livingstone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hwange National Park in August, expect nights in Livingstone to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Senanga.
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Senanga, Zambia — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Senanga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Livingstone to Senanga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Livingstone, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Senanga, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Liuwa Plain National Park.
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Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia — 3 nights

Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Liuwa Plains.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Liuwa Plain National Park road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Kafue National Park.
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Kafue National Park, Zambia — 3 nights

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kafue National Park road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Kafue National Park with the Route module. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Chingola.
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Chingola, Zambia — 1 night

Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chingola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kafue National Park to Chingola takes 13 hours. You will leave for Mpika on the 9th (Sat).
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Mpika, Zambia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mpika online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Chingola to Mpika in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for North Luangwa National Park on the 11th (Mon).
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North Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 4 nights

North Luangwa National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kapishya Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the North Luangwa National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mpika to North Luangwa National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for South Luangwa National Park on the 15th (Fri).
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at the Bush-Spa and Tribal Textiles. When in South Luangwa National Park, make a side trip to see Kundalila Falls in Serenje, approximately Serenje away.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park travel route planner.

Drive from North Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 1 night

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.
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka day trip planning app.

Fly from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Tue).
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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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