60 days in Zambia Itinerary

60 days in Zambia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zambia travel planner

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Lusaka
— 10 nights
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North Luangwa National Park
— 5 nights
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Mbala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lomashi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 5 nights
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park
— 5 nights
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Ndola
— 5 nights
Drive
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Lusaka to Chilanga to see Munda Wanga Environmental Park about 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, shop like a local with Manda Hill, and view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lusaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Lusaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will leave for North Luangwa National Park on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 8:

North Luangwa National Park

— 5 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Bangweulu Wetlands in Mpika (about 3h 15 min away).

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read North Luangwa National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lusaka to North Luangwa National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll set off for Mbala on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in North Luangwa National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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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 still lots to do: examine the collection at Moto Moto Museum and take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mbala trip builder app.

Traveling by car from North Luangwa National Park to Mbala takes 8.5 hours. You will leave for Lomashi on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Mbala

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Lomashi

— 5 nights
Lomashi is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Lumangwe Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lomashi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mbala to Lomashi takes 5 hours. You will leave for Eastern Province on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Lomashi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Eastern Province

— 5 nights
Eastern Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Luangwa River.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Eastern Province trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Eastern Province takes 14.5 hours. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

South Luangwa National Park

— 5 nights
Step out of South Luangwa National Park to go to Mpika and see South Luangwa National Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Luangwa National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Eastern Province to South Luangwa National Park in 4.5 hours. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Ndola.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Ndola to Mpongwe to see Lake Kashiba about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Copperbelt Museum and pause for some photo ops at Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ndola visit planner.

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 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Ndola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Sioma

— 3 nights
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sioma online trip maker.

You can drive from Ndola to Sioma in 15 hours. You'll set off for Senanga on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Sioma

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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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: explore the activities along Zambezi River.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Senanga tour planner.

Getting from Sioma to Senanga by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Liuwa Plain National Park.

Things to do in Senanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Liuwa Plain National Park

— 5 nights
Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Liuwa Plains.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liuwa Plain National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Senanga to Liuwa Plain National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for Livingstone on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Livingstone

— 7 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Step out of Livingstone to go to Kazungula and see Batoka Gorge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, soothe aching muscles at Namakau's Health Spa, surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Liuwa Plain National Park to Livingstone takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 27:

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.