32 days in Zambia Itinerary

32 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia sightseeing planner

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Lusaka
— 10 nights
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South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Lomashi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Luangwa National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 29th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Lusaka National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, stroll through Kalimba Reptile Park, and browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka journey builder.

New York City, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Lusaka due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 29:

South Luangwa National Park

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

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park tour planner.

Getting from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Lomashi.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Nature · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Lomashi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lomashi tour planner.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Lomashi takes 13.5 hours. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Kasama.

Things to do in Lomashi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Kasama

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral and then admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kasama online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Kasama takes 4 hours. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Mpika.

Things to do in Kasama

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Mpika

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangweulu Wetlands. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mpika trip app.

You can drive from Kasama to Mpika in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to North Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

North Luangwa National Park

— 3 nights
North Luangwa National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read North Luangwa National Park road trip planning site.

Drive from Mpika to North Luangwa National Park in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Livingstone on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in North Luangwa National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Livingstone

— 7 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: get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

Fly from North Luangwa National Park to Livingstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:

Zambia travel guide

3.9
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.