30 days in Zambia Itinerary

30 days in Zambia Itinerary

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30 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
South Luangwa National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Mpika
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Lomashi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Chingola
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Liuwa Plain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Senanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sioma
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
End: Reykjavik

6
nights
Lusaka

Lusaka ©
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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall, and see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lusaka fast, fun, and easy.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Lusaka is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Lusaka due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

2
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Tribal Textiles.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toMpika.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles

2
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at South Luangwa National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mpika road trip app .

You can drive from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 7 hours. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lomashi.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Nature Wildlife
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South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands
Shiwa Ngandu
Shiwa Ngandu

1
night
Lomashi

Lomashi ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lomashi travel route planner.

Getting from Mpika to Lomashi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. You will leave for Chingola on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Lomashi

Nature Parks
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Lumangwe Falls ©
Lumangwe Falls

2
nights
Chingola

Chingola ©
Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). Chingola is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chingola trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for Liuwa Plain National Park on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife Parks
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

1
night
Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa Plain National Park
On the 19th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Liuwa Plains.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Liuwa Plain National Park online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chingola to Liuwa Plain National Park. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toSenanga.

Things to do in Liuwa Plain National Park

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Senanga

Senanga ©
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Senanga day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Liuwa Plain National Park to Senanga. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toSioma.

Things to do in Senanga

Nature Parks
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River

2
nights
Sioma

Sioma
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sioma online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Senanga to Sioma. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Sioma

Nature Parks
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Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls
Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

4
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 27th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sioma to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Helicopter Tours

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