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.
Change things up with a short trip to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, stop by Manda Hill, examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lusaka holiday builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lusaka is an approximately 168-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lusaka due to the time zone difference. You will leave for North Luangwa National Park on the 3rd (Thu).
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North Luangwa National Park — 5 nights

Take a break from North Luangwa National Park with a short trip to Bangweulu Wetlands in Mpika, about 1h 50 min away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the North Luangwa National Park trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lusaka to North Luangwa National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 8th (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 more to do: admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls and see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mbala road trip site.

Getting from North Luangwa National Park to Mbala by car takes about 8.5 hours. On the 13th (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: admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lomashi vacation planner.

You can drive from Mbala to Lomashi in 5 hours. You will leave for Eastern Province on the 18th (Fri).
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Eastern Province — 5 nights

Eastern Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Luangwa River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province travel planning site.

You can drive from Lomashi to Eastern Province in 14.5 hours. You will leave for South Luangwa National Park on the 23rd (Wed).
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South Luangwa National Park — 5 nights

Go for a jaunt from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika to see South Luangwa National Park about 1h 5 min away.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park travel route app.

Drive from Eastern Province to South Luangwa National Park in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Ndola on the 28th (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 to go to Mpongwe and see Lake Kashiba, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ndola trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from South Luangwa National Park to Ndola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Sioma on the 3rd (Sat).
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Sioma — 3 nights

Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

Find out how to plan Sioma trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Ndola to Sioma in 15 hours. You will leave for Senanga on the 6th (Tue).
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Senanga trip builder site.

Drive from Sioma to Senanga in 2 hours. December in Senanga sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 10th (Sat).
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Liuwa Plain National Park — 5 nights

Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Liuwa Plains.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Liuwa Plain National Park trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park. You will leave for Livingstone on the 15th (Thu).
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Livingstone to Kazungula to see Batoka Gorge about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and see the interesting displays at Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Livingstone road trip tool.

Getting from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone by flight takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can 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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