32 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Ndola
— 4 nights
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Chingola
— 3 nights
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Mpika
— 3 nights
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South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
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Lusaka
— 10 nights
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Livingstone
— 6 nights
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Ndola — 4 nights

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.
When in Ndola, make a side trip to see Lake Kashiba in Mpongwe, approximately Mpongwe away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ndola driving holiday planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Ndola is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bhubaneswar to Ndola, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Chingola.
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Chingola — 3 nights

Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Take a break from Chingola with a short trip to Sioma Ngwezi National Park in Sioma, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chingola trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Ndola to Chingola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Mpika.
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Mpika — 3 nights

Mpika is known for parks and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Luangwa National Park and stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mpika tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Chingola to Mpika by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for South Luangwa National Park on the 29th (Mon).
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South Luangwa National Park — 4 nights

Step out of South Luangwa National Park with an excursion to Kundalila Falls in Serenje--about 1h 50 min away.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lusaka.
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Lusaka — 10 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.
Step out of Lusaka with an excursion to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market, see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, and look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lusaka road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Livingstone.
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Livingstone — 6 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Change things up with a short trip to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

Before you visit Livingstone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lusaka to Livingstone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Livingstone are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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Lusaka Province travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · National Parks
Lusaka Province is one of Zambia's ten provinces. The provincial capital is Lusaka, which is also the national capital. It is the smallest with 21,896 km2. In terms of population, Lusaka was the most populated and most densely populated with a population of 2,191,225 and density of 100 persons per km2 as of 2010. It is the most urban province with most number of doctors and least number of Malaria related incidents. The province is bordered along Zimbabwe and separated by the Lower Zambezi National Park.The Lower Zambezi National Park, parts of the Lunsemfwa River valley and the lower Luangwa Valley in the north-east and part of the Kafue Flats in the south-west are the major National parks and game area in Lusaka Province. The Nkhombalyanga festival celebrated in Chongwe District by Soli tribe during July, Dantho festival celebrated in Luangwa District by Chikunda tribe during September, Chakwela Makumbi festival celebrated in Chongwe District by Soli tribe during September are the major festivals in the province.There are eight districts in the province. As of 2004, the literacy rate was 83 per cent, the unemployment rate was 31 per cent and the general unemployment rate for youth stood at 52 per cent as of 2008. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Lusaka City Airport are the two airports in the province.

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