8 days in Northern Province & Luapula Province Itinerary

8 days in Northern Province & Luapula Province Itinerary

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Fly
1
North Luangwa National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kasama
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lomashi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Samfya
— 2 nights
Drive to Ndola, Fly to Livingstone

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North Luangwa National Park — 1 night

Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the North Luangwa National Park trip planning app.

Livingstone to North Luangwa National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mpika.
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Mpika — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mpika online day trip planner.

You can drive from North Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kasama.
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Kasama — 1 night

Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kasama travel planning site.

Getting from Mpika to Kasama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lomashi.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lomashi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lomashi online visit planner.

You can drive from Kasama to Lomashi in 4 hours. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Samfya.
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Samfya — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bangweulu.

Planning Samfya trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lomashi to Samfya in 5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).
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Northern Province travel guide

4.4
Parks · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
A vast region on Africa's great southern plateau, Northern Province includes several scenic lakes and waterfalls in its rift valleys. Big game safaris in the national parks, with options of outdoor camping, top many Northern Province itineraries. Meanwhile, monuments and museums portray the history of the region's wildlife conservation, as well as the Zambian people and culture. While poor infrastructure has hindered tourism in the Northern Province, those that do venture here are treated to superb nature off the beaten track.
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Luapula Province travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water