60 days in Zambia Itinerary

60 days in Zambia Itinerary

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60 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  6 h
1
Lusaka
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
2
Chingola
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Lomashi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Mbala
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Mpika
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
South Luangwa National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Eastern Province
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
8
Kafue National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
9
Western Province
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Livingstone
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Cape Town

8
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.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, look for gifts at Manda Hill, and stroll around Munda Wanga Environmental Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lusaka online travel route planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Lusaka is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Manda Hill ©
Manda Hill

5
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). Change things up with these side-trips from Chingola: Ndola (Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial & Copperbelt Museum). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chingola sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Chingola takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Lomashi on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Chingola

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ndola
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Copperbelt Museum ©
Copperbelt Museum
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

4
nights
Lomashi

Lomashi ©
Lomashi is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lomashi tour planning website .

You can drive from Chingola to Lomashi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Mbala.

Things to do in Lomashi

Nature Parks
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Lumangwe Falls ©
Lumangwe Falls

6
nights
Mbala

Mbala ©
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. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Tanganyika in Mpulungu (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls and examine the collection at Moto Moto Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mbala trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lomashi to Mbala takes 4.5 hours. You will leave for Mpika on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Mbala

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Tanganyika
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Kalambo Falls ©
Kalambo Falls
Moto Moto Museum ©
Moto Moto Museum
Lake Tanganyika ©
Lake Tanganyika

6
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Mpika is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Luangwa National Park, explore and take pictures at Shiwa Ngandu, and stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mpika trip maker site .

Getting from Mbala to Mpika by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 31st (Fri), you're off toSouth Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Mpika

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

6
nights
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park ©
Change things up with a short trip to Kundalila Falls in Serenje (about 1h 55 min away).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the South Luangwa National Park travel planner .

Drive from Mpika to South Luangwa National Park in 7 hours. You will leave for Eastern Province on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kundalila Falls
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Tribal Textiles ©
Tribal Textiles
Kundalila Falls ©
Kundalila Falls

5
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Luangwa River.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eastern Province day trip planning tool .

Getting from South Luangwa National Park to Eastern Province by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks
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Luangwa River ©
Luangwa River

5
nights
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park ©
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Kafue National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kafue National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Kafue National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for Western Province on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

5
nights
Western Province

Western Province ©
Western Province, encompasses the area formerly known as Barotseland in the colonial era.GeographyThe geography of the province is dominated by the Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi river, extending from the confluence of the Zambezi with the Lungwebungu and Kabompo Rivers at the northern border of the province, to a point below Senanga and above the Ngonye Falls in the south. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Sioma Ngwezi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Zambezi River and take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Western Province trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kafue National Park to Western Province takes 13.5 hours. You'll set off for Livingstone on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Western Province

Nature Parks
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Zambezi River ©
Zambezi River
Ngonye Falls
Ngonye Falls

6
nights
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Go for a jaunt from Livingstone to Kazungula to see Batoka Gorge about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Livingstone holiday planner .

Getting from Western Province to Livingstone by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Batoka Gorge, Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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