23 days in Zambia Itinerary

23 days in Zambia Itinerary

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23 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Livingstone
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chingola
— 4 nights
Bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Mpika
— 5 nights
Bus:  8​h
4
Lusaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Livingstone

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Livingstone Reptile Park. Change things up with a short trip to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Going Green Investment- Zambia, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip maker tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Livingstone is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. In December, Livingstone is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chingola.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Batoka Gorge, Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

4
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). When in Chingola, make a side trip to see Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial in Ndola, approximately 2 hours away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chingola road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Chingola takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toMpika.

Things to do in Chingola

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage ©
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial ©
Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial

5
nights
Mpika

Mpika ©
Visiting South Luangwa National Park and Bangweulu Wetlands will get you outdoors.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mpika day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Chingola to Mpika takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toLusaka.

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
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.
Get outdoors at Chaminuka Game Reserve and The Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Jame Mosque. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Lusaka National Park, hike along Southern Africa Freedom Trail, and walk around Munda Wanga Environmental Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lusaka road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Mpika to Lusaka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

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
Kalimba Reptile Park ©
Kalimba Reptile Park

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