56 days in Zambia Itinerary

56 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia visit planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Livingstone
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Livingstone
— 8 nights
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Senanga
— 6 nights
Bus
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Lusaka
— 13 nights
Fly
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South Luangwa National Park
— 7 nights
Bus
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Mpika
— 7 nights
Bus
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Chingola
— 7 nights
Bus
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Ndola
— 6 nights
Fly

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Livingstone — 8 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park, head outdoors with The Explorer Club, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

Start your trip to Livingstone by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Exeter, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Livingstone are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Senanga.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Senanga — 6 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. Change things up with a short trip to Ngonye Falls in Sioma (about 2 hours away). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Senanga trip planner.

You can drive from Livingstone to Senanga in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Livingstone in May, expect nights in Senanga to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Lusaka.
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Nature · Parks
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Lusaka — 13 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 29th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Crafts Market, and shop like a local with 37D Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lusaka online tour planner.

You can take a bus from Senanga to Lusaka in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to South Luangwa National Park.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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South Luangwa National Park — 7 nights

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

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mpika.
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Nature · Parks · Shopping · Spas
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Mpika — 7 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.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mpika trip builder website.

Getting from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Chingola on the 12th (Sun).
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Chingola — 7 nights

Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Chingola is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Chingola holiday website.

You can take a bus from Mpika to Chingola in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Ndola.
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Highlights from your trip

Ndola — 6 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.
Step out of Ndola to go to Mpongwe and see Lake Kashiba, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Ndola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Chingola to Ndola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).
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Nature · Museums · Parks
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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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