8 days in Zambia Itinerary

8 days in Zambia Itinerary

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8 days in Zambia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  27​h
1
Livingstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Lusaka
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Mpika
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kasama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mbala
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Livingstone

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone sightseeing tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Livingstone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in October, with highs in Livingstone at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Angle Zambia ©
Angle Zambia
Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery ©
Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery
Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum ©
Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum

1
night
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.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lusaka trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mpika.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parays Game Ranch ©
Parays Game Ranch
37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery
Jackal & Hide ©
Jackal & Hide

1
day
Mpika

Mpika ©
On the 22nd (Tue), stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mpika tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Lusaka to Mpika takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Kasama.

Things to do in Mpika

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bangweulu Wetlands ©
Bangweulu Wetlands

1
night
Kasama

Kasama ©
Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. On the 23rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasama road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Mpika to Kasama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Mbala.

Things to do in Kasama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chishimba Falls ©
Chishimba Falls
Kasama Cathedral ©
Kasama Cathedral

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kalambo Falls and then see the interesting displays at Moto Moto Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mbala day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kasama to Mbala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbala

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kalambo Falls ©
Kalambo Falls
Moto Moto Museum ©
Moto Moto Museum

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