60 days in Zambia Itinerary

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Lusaka
— 10 nights
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North Luangwa National Park
— 5 nights
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Mbala
— 5 nights
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Lomashi
— 5 nights
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Eastern Province
— 5 nights
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South Luangwa National Park
— 5 nights
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Ndola
— 5 nights
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Sioma
— 3 nights
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Senanga
— 4 nights
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Liuwa Plain National Park
— 5 nights
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Livingstone
— 7 nights
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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.
When in Lusaka, make a side trip to see Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga, approximately Chilanga away. Spend the 8th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, stop by Manda Hill, hike along Southern Africa Freedom Trail, and hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka journey maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lusaka is an approximately 168-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lusaka. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to North Luangwa National Park.
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North Luangwa National Park — 5 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Bangweulu Wetlands in Mpika (about 1h 50 min away).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the North Luangwa National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Lusaka to North Luangwa National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Mbala.
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Mbala — 5 nights

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. Step out of Mbala to go to Mpulungu and see Lake Tanganyika, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls and see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mbala trip maker website.

Drive from North Luangwa National Park to Mbala in 8.5 hours. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Lomashi.
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Lomashi — 5 nights

Lomashi is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lomashi route planning site.

Traveling by car from Mbala to Lomashi takes 5 hours. You'll set off for Eastern Province on the 1st (Fri).
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Eastern Province — 5 nights

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

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eastern Province vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Eastern Province takes 14.5 hours. You will leave for South Luangwa National Park on the 6th (Wed).
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South Luangwa National Park — 5 nights

When in South Luangwa National Park, make a side trip to see South Luangwa National Park in Mpika, approximately Mpika away.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Eastern Province to South Luangwa National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will leave for Ndola on the 11th (Mon).
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Ndola — 5 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 with an excursion to Lake Kashiba in Mpongwe--about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and appreciate the history behind Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ndola trip itinerary website.

You can fly from South Luangwa National Park to Ndola in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Sioma.
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Sioma — 3 nights

Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioma online trip planner.

You can drive from Ndola to Sioma in 15 hours. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Senanga.
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Senanga — 4 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. Senanga is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Zambezi River.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Senanga vacation planning app.

You can drive from Sioma to Senanga in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 23rd (Sat).
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Liuwa Plain National Park — 5 nights

Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Liuwa Plains.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liuwa Plain National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park with the Route module. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Livingstone.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone by flight takes about 4 hours. September in Livingstone sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Zambia travel guide

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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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