49 days in Zambia Itinerary

49 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia sightseeing planner
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Fly to Mfuwe Airport, Drive to Mpika
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Mpika
— 8 nights
Bus
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South Luangwa National Park
— 8 nights
Fly
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Lusaka
— 14 nights
Bus
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Senanga
— 7 nights
Drive
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Livingstone
— 10 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Mpika — 8 nights

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

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mpika trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Mpika is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Mpika is 2 hours. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Luangwa National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife
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South Luangwa National Park — 8 nights

Go for a jaunt from South Luangwa National Park to Serenje to see Kundalila Falls about 1h 50 min away.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lusaka.
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Nature · Shopping · Parks · Spas
Side Trip
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Lusaka — 14 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 to go to Chilanga and see Munda Wanga Environmental Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, and browse the different shops at Arcades Shopping Mall.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lusaka trip tool.

Traveling by flight from South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Senanga.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
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Senanga — 7 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. Take a break from Senanga with a short trip to Ngonye Falls in Sioma, about 2 hours away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Senanga tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Lusaka to Senanga takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Senanga are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Livingstone on the 9th (Thu).
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Nature · Parks
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Livingstone — 10 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: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Namakau's Health Spa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Livingstone online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Senanga to Livingstone in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Senanga in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Livingstone, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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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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