32 days in Zambia Itinerary

32 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia travel route builder

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Lusaka
— 10 nights
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South Luangwa National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lomashi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kasama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Luangwa National Park
— 3 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.
Take a break from Lusaka with a short trip to Munda Wanga Environmental Park in Chilanga, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Lusaka National Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, get a taste of the local shopping with Namwane Art Gallery, browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lusaka online holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Lusaka is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 28:

South Luangwa National Park

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from South Luangwa National Park to Serenje to see Kundalila Falls about 1h 50 min away.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Luangwa National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Lomashi on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Lomashi

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

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lomashi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Lomashi takes 13.5 hours. You'll set off for Kasama on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasama Cathedral and then admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls.

For photos and tourist information, read Kasama trip builder site.

You can drive from Lomashi to Kasama in 4 hours. You'll set off for Mpika on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Kasama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Mpika

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Mpika road trip planning site.

Getting from Kasama to Mpika by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to North Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Mpika

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

North Luangwa National Park

— 3 nights
North Luangwa National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kapishya Hot Springs.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the North Luangwa National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from Mpika to North Luangwa National Park in 3.5 hours. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in North Luangwa National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Livingstone trip planner.

Fly from North Luangwa National Park to Livingstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Livingstone are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

Zambia travel guide

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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.