13 Day Unveiling Zambia’s Secrets & Malawi’s Tranquility – Private Tour

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort
Length 13 days
Countries Visited Zambia, Malawi
Starts Lusaka
Ends Lilongwe
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 12 - 65 and above
Tour SKU ACS5514
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What You'll Experience

Why You'll Love this Tour

Travel through diverse landscapes teeming with wildlife on an unforgettable journey through Zambia and Malawi. Get close to elephants, lions, and numerous other animals in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Discover the wonders of South Luangwa National Park, where iconic creatures await you. Let the shimmering Lake Malawi soothe your senses, a majestic jewel known for its vibrant fish life. A lifetime of memories will be left behind after this trip, which crosses off two incredible countries from your bucket list.

Tour Price

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 11943 (22 May - 14 Jun) | USD 13064 (15 Jun - 30 Jun) | USD 14244 (Jul - Sep 24) | USD 13064 (1 - 15 Oct 24) | USD 11943 (16 - 31 Oct)  . Currency fluctuations may occur

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Included

  • Meals - 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • Accommodation - as per itinerary
  • Registered guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Transport - 4 x 4 safari vehicles, Minibus shuttle, light aircraft
  • National Park Fees and Government Taxes
  • Green Seat Levy
  • Scheduled road transfers and light aircraft
  • Game drives in Lower Zambezi
  • Walking Safari In Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Game Drives, Nights Drives and Walking Safaris in South Luangwa
  • Sailing on Lake Malawi
  • Small and exclusive lodges
  • Boating on the Zambezi

Excluded

  • International Airfares/ Domestic Flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks -  Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in the Tour Price:

  • Game drives in Lower Zambezi
  • Walking Safari In Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Game Drives, Nights Drives and Walking Safaris in South Luangwa
  • Sailing on Lake Malawi
  • Small and exclusive lodges
  • Boating on the Zambezi


Other Activities

Optional activities available on this tour at your own expense:

  • Lake Malawi Water skiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on hand built dhows, snorkelling and diving
 

Itinerary

Day 1 – 4: Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Imagine soaring over the vast savannah in a light aircraft, landing beside the mighty Zambezi River. Your luxurious tented accommodation at Anabezi Camp awaits, offering breathtaking views of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Here, wildlife reigns supreme, with hundreds of species gathering where the river meets the teeming Mushika Flood Plain. Witness this spectacle from your private balcony, or spot game on thrilling 4WD adventures with expert guides.

But the adventure doesn’t stop on land. Glide through the crystal-clear waters of the Zambezi on a canoe safari, led by an experienced guide who unveils the secrets of the river’s ecosystem. Encounter crocodiles basking on the banks, witness playful hippo pods, and marvel at the vibrant birdlife overhead. This is your chance to spot rare birds and freshwater fish, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Beyond the adrenaline rush of game drives and the serenity of canoeing, a walking safari allows you to truly connect with the wonders of the park. Feel the earth beneath your feet as you explore hidden trails, discovering the intricate details of the flora and fauna often missed from a vehicle.

Accommodation: Anabezi Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Shared light Aircraft from Lusaka to Anabezi -Lower Zambezi National Park, Canoe Trip on the Zambezi River, Walking Safari

Day 5 – 8: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Your adventure takes a thrilling turn as you depart Lower Zambezi National Park after breakfast and head towards South Luangwa, the jewel of Africa’s wilderness. A short flight whisks you away to Mfuwe Airport, the gateway to this legendary park.

South Luangwa National Park boasts a title few can contest: possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Nestled within the dramatic backdrop of the Great Rift Valley’s end, this sprawling 9,050 square kilometer paradise is a haven for an incredible diversity of wildlife. Imagine encountering majestic elephants, powerful buffalo, elusive leopards, and iconic lions all roaming the vast plains. The mighty Luangwa River snakes through the landscape, creating a network of oxbow lagoons, tributaries, and woodlands teeming with life. Over 450 bird species add a vibrant melody to this breathtaking scene.

Your luxurious home for the next leg of your journey is Tena Tena Camp, nestled amidst a magnificent grove of mahogany trees in the exclusive Nsefu Sector. Translated as “temporary home,” Tena Tena embodies a sense of welcoming comfort with a touch of indulgence. The six spacious tents offer ultimate privacy, each boasting a private window overlooking the majestic Luangwa River, where hippos wallow and lions roam. The en-suite bathrooms are a marvel of open design, seamlessly blending with nature’s curves and offering breathtaking views at every turn.

South Luangwa promises an unforgettable safari experience. Explore the diverse landscape on thrilling game drives, venture out on exhilarating night drives to witness nocturnal creatures emerge, and embark on immersive walking safaris for an intimate encounter with the park’s wonders. Tena Tena goes beyond just wildlife; immerse yourself in the rich local culture with village visits and educational experiences, providing a deeper understanding of this extraordinary place.

Get ready to be captivated by the untamed beauty of South Luangwa National Park. This is where unforgettable memories are made.

Accommodation: Tena Tena
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Shared light aircraft transfer from Anazbezi to Tena Tena, Game Drives, Nights Drives and Walking Safaris in South Luangwa National Park

Day 9 – 12: Lake Malawi, Malawi

Your Zambian adventure transcends borders as you take a short flight from South Luangwa to Lilongwe, the gateway to Malawi’s breathtaking Lake Malawi. Famously christened “The Lake of Stars” by David Livingstone, this majestic expanse of deep blue water shimmers under the midday sun and transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle at night. Witness the starry African sky mirrored on the lake’s surface, where twinkling lights from fishermen’s lamps paint a magical scene.

Prepare to be embraced by tranquility at Pumulani, your luxurious haven nestled amidst the lush hills and craggy outcrops on the western shore of Lake Malawi’s southern end. Just as its name in the local Chichewa language suggests, Pumulani offers the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Unwind in one of the 10 spacious villas, each a masterpiece of design, comfort, and privacy.

Pumulani caters to every desire. Stretch out on the pristine sandy beach, or soak in the lake’s beauty from the stylish infinity pool. Feeling adventurous? Explore the crystal-clear waters with exhilarating water-skiing, sailing, or kayaking adventures. Take a scenic hike through the hills, or embark on a sunset cruise aboard a traditional hand-built dhow.

The underwater world awaits those seeking an extraordinary experience. Lake Malawi boasts the incredible title of housing more native fish species than any other lake on Earth. Snorkel or dive alongside a dazzling array of colorful fish, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

For a unique perspective, embark on a guided walk through the hills, enjoying breathtaking panoramas and vibrant birdlife. Descend towards the lake shore, where a kayak awaits for a gentle paddle back to Pumulani. Explore the surrounding area on a cycling adventure, pedaling through charming villages and scenic landscapes before reuniting with your kayak for a leisurely return.

Of course, sometimes the ultimate luxury is simply doing nothing. Curl up with a good book under the shade of a parasol or tree, and let the tranquility of Pumulani wash over you.

With its idyllic lakeside setting, this retreat ensures that you will have an unforgettable time in Malawi.

Accommodation: Pumalani
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Shared light aircraft transfer from Tena Tena to Lilongwe Airport, Shared light aircraft transfer from Lilongwe Airport to Club Makokola Airstrip, Shared road transfer from Club Makokola to Pumulani
Optional Activities: Water skiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on hand built dhows, snorkelling and diving

Day 13: Lilongwe, Zambia

It’s time to head home after experiencing Zambia and Malawi’s beauty. Travelers are transported by road and air to Lilongwe Airport by scheduled transfers. From there, they can connect with their onward flights.

We hope your Zambian and Malawian adventure has been unforgettable. From the untamed wilderness of Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks to the serene beauty of Lake Malawi, you’ve experienced the best of both worlds.

Let the memories of wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and luxurious accommodations stay with you forever. Until next time, travel safe!

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 11943 (22 May - 14 Jun) | USD 13064 (15 Jun - 30 Jun) | USD 14244 (Jul - Sep 24) | USD 13064 (1 - 15 Oct 24) | USD 11943 (16 - 31 Oct)  . Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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