8 days in Northern Province & Luapula Province Itinerary

8 days in Northern Province & Luapula Province Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our North Luangwa National Park visit planner.

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 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mpika.
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Mpika — 2 nights

On the 16th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mpika attractions website.

Getting from North Luangwa National Park to Mpika by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kasama online attractions planner.

You can drive from Mpika to Kasama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lomashi.
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Lomashi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lomashi online route planner.

You can drive from Kasama to Lomashi in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Samfya.
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Samfya — 2 nights

On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Bangweulu.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Samfya trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lomashi to Samfya in 5 hours. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.
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Northern Province travel guide

4.4
National 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.

Luapula Province travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water