38 days in Zambia Itinerary

38 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia trip planner
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Fly
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Livingstone
— 7 nights
Fly
2
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sioma
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Senanga
— 3 nights
Bus
5
Mpika
— 4 nights
Bus
6
South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Eastern Province
— 4 nights
Taxi to Mfuwe, Fly to Lusaka
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Lusaka
— 11 nights
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Livingstone — 7 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, examine the collection at Railway Museum, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Livingstone online driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Livingstone is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Livingstone hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Liuwa Plain National Park.
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Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 5:

Liuwa Plain National Park — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Livingstone to Liuwa Plain National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sioma.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Sioma — 2 nights

On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sioma trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Liuwa Plain National Park to Sioma with the Route module. You will leave for Senanga on the 9th (Fri).
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Senanga — 3 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. On the 10th (Sat), explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Senanga trip website.

Getting from Sioma to Senanga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Senanga, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Mpika.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
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Mpika — 4 nights

Mpika is known for parks and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands and admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mpika day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Senanga to Mpika in 15.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for South Luangwa National Park on the 16th (Fri).
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Parks · Wildlife
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South Luangwa National Park — 4 nights

Take a break from South Luangwa National Park with a short trip to Kundalila Falls in Serenje, about 1h 50 min away.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Eastern Province on the 20th (Tue).
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Nature · Parks · Shopping · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Eastern Province — 4 nights

Eastern Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Luangwa River.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Eastern Province online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Eastern Province takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Lusaka on the 24th (Sat).
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Lusaka — 11 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.
Take a break from Lusaka with a short trip to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ignatius church, and browse the different shops at Arcades Shopping Mall.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Eastern Province to Lusaka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 4:

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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