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Lake Malawi Adventure Tours, Packages and Budget Safaris

Located within the Western Rift Valley, Lake Malawi is the third biggest and second deepest lake in the continent, as well as the ninth largest in the world. The Lake is one of the African Great Lakes, and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, situated between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The Lake is said to be home to more fish species than any other body of freshwater, including over 1000 species of cichlids, and was officially announced a reserve by the Mozambican Government in June, 2011. Lake Malawi was discovered by explorer David Livingstone more than 150 years back, and though it is completely landlocked, the country is not denied an ocean. The Lake is vast and fringed by sun-kissed shores, making it a picturesque paradise. The sparkling water invites visitors to partake in a range of optional water sport activities, whilst the warm sand attracts those who wish to spend some time sunbathing or indulging in a good book while catching some welcome beams of sunlight. The Lake is between 560 to 580 kilometres in length, and around 75 kilometres in width at its widest point. In total, the water of the Lake covers an area of approximately 29,600 square kilometres, and has a maximum depth of an astonishing 706 metres. The biggest river that feeds the lake is the Ruhuhu River, and at the southern end of Lake Malawi lies an outlet that runs into Mozambique’s enormous Zambezi River. Due to the rich fish harvest in the region, Lake Malawi plays a crucial role in supporting the economy. Fishing villages are peppered along the coast and the traditional industry and practices tend to draw the attention of tourists. In spite of the Lake’s popularity, there are still long stretches of unspoiled golden sand along the lakeshore, lapped by glimmering waters. Kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and water skiing are but a few of the activities in which to participate here. Tours by lake vary from the renowned motor vessel, the Ilala, to sailing in a sea-going yacht. Cruises into the upper reaches of the Great Shire River are also available, and will provide you with a spectacular experience with mother nature. Lake Malawi has acted as a main food source to its surrounding wildlife for millennia. This is due to the fact that the Lake’s water is rich in fish, such as the chambo. Some of the fish that are caught are exported from Malawi, but the wild fish population is increasingly endangered as a result of overfishing and water pollution. The painted hunting dog was said to be extinct in Malawi, but recent research in Kasungu National Park has discovered a pack of 17 painted dogs. A project named Carnivore Conservation Malawi was established by researcher Duncan Yearly, and is currently attempting to raise awareness and funding to further the safeguarding of these threatened Malawi mammals. It is believed that these dogs seasonally travel across the border from Malawi into Zambia to hunt within the South Luangwa Valley. Other wildlife to be seen in and around Lake Malawi include crocodiles, hippos, monkeys, and a great concentration of African fish eagles that prey on the fish in the Lake. If paying a visit to the area, be sure to make a stopover at this beautiful natural landmark.

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  • ON SPECIAL

    58 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACM0447
    Tour Style Top Seller Accommodated

    Why book this tour?

    This one of the best budget friendly accommodated tours that allows you to enjoy the “adventure” of a camping tour, but includes staying in accommodation ranging from 2-3 star properties such as lodges, guest houses and chalet accommodation. This tour travels through 9 African countries, allowing you to see the Masai Mara, Murchison falls and Silver Back gorillas in Uganda, the Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Namibian Desert before ending your tour in Cape Town to name just a few highlights… Call us today for your new adventure!

    Price from R73,850



  • 56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0914
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before finally ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Includes arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255 R40,700

    + Local Payment USD 1390

  • 56 Day Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure Overland (Under 39’s)

    Countries Visited Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAM2516
    Tour Style Camping

    Why Book this trip?

    This Cape Town to Kenya and Gorillas Adventure provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions. We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R60,480



  • 56 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Camping

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0915
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Includes arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255 R40,700

    + Local Payment USD 1390

  • 55 Days Cape Town to Nairobi Overland (Camping)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0446
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this trip?

    An epic 55 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland camping adventure and the most popular route. You will be spoilt for choice with wildlife, beaches and cultures. The group size is limited to only 20 travellers of all ages and nationalities. It is extremely well priced and includes lots of highlights along the way.

    Beginning in Cape Town, this Cape to Nairobi Overland trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before finally ending in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Price from R50,450



  • 46 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Trek

    Countries Visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0918
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    On this comprehensive trip through eight countries, you will see a variety of landscapes from vast tracts of animals, tranquil lakes and rivers, misty rain forests and dazzling beaches. There is a wealth of game parks to explore on the hunt for the ‘Big Five’. There’s the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the opportunity to stare into the soft brown eyes of a gorilla is an experience not to be forgotten.

    From south to north, this offers the best attractions in East and Southern Africa.

    Includes arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R39,795 R35,800

    + Local Payment USD 1430

  • ON SPECIAL

    46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg and Gorillas Overland (Under 39’s)

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 16
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2515
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    View the majestic Ngorongoro Crater; Mt Kilimanjaro; bronzed beaches on the exotic island of Zanzibar; picturesque Lake Malawi and the powerful Victoria Falls. We end off by visiting two incredible game parks – the Chobe National Park and the Kruger National Park.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R53,280 R42,624



  • 46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Trek

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0926
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    The tour allows you to see the famous mountain gorillas, wildlife in the famous game parks such as the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and lazy days on the beaches of Zanzibar and Lake Malawi.

    An arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R39,795 R35,815

    + Local Payment USD 1430

  • ON SPECIAL

    43 Day Kenya to Cape Town Overland Adventure (Under 39’s)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2512
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    This Kenya to Cape Town Adventure offers you fantastic insights into some of East Africa and Southern Africa’s greatest attractions and cultures. We visit the Masai Mara, the flat plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro before relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches on the exotic island of Zanzibar. Prepare to get a bit wet when viewing the mighty Victoria Falls, enjoy a boat cruise down the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta before ending your tour in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

    • Price Beat Gaurenteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R45,840 R36,672



  • 42 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour (Camping)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania,Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0909
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    This 42 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Budget Tour begins in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania before ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Includes an arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395 R28,250

    + Local Payment USD 930

  • 42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Epic Route

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0906
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    This Budget 42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland begins in Nairobi, Kenya, this tour takes us south through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. We depart from Nairobi in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Nairobi, an earlier arrival should be planned and accommodation booked through your consultant.

    An arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395 R28,255

    + Local Payment USD 930

  • 41 Day Cape Town to Kenya Epic Tour (Under 39’s)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2513
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure (Under 39) provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions.

    We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R44,240



  • 41 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland (Camping)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0449
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this trip?

    Fact be told, this is one our most popular tours that we offer as it is a great budget friendly tour, with the choice to pre-pay your additional activities, whilst having the peace of mind that you will stay at great camping location available in each area you travel to. But know that this tour has the perfect combination of adventure, diverse wildlife in all the National Parks that are included in your tour and all the while offering a well-rounded cultural experience – Its great!

    Price from R36,500



  • ON SPECIAL

    41 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Camping Tour

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0472
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    This Nairobi to Cape Town tour takes us south through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most popular adventure trips in Africa.

    Price from R36,500 R32,650



  • 41 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACE0472
    Tour Style Accommodated Top Seller

    Why book this tour?

    The popular accommodated 41 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (Comfort) starting at the base of Table Mountain to Mt Kilimanjaro, the burning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, to the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta. From the thundering Victoria Falls and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, to the beautiful white sandy beaches and spice markets of Zanzibar – this trip will leave you wanting more of Africa…

    Special Rate applies to select departures (Small Group Sections)

    Price from R56,400



  • ON SPECIAL

    41 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Tour (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACM0472
    Tour Style Top Seller Accommodated

    Why book this tour?

    This is the Most Popular 41 day Accommodated Nairobi to Cape Town Overland beginning in Nairobi, Kenya. This tour takes us south through East Africa down into Southern Africa. Enjoy the adventure of a camping tour, but stay in accommodation ranging from 2-3 star properties such as lodges, guest houses and chalet accommodation. This tour has the perfect combination of adventure, diverse wildlife in all the National Parks that are included in your tour and all the while offering a well-rounded cultural experience – Its great!

    Price from R56,400 R51,050



  • ON SPECIAL

    39 Day African Exploration (Nairobi to Livingstone Overland – Under 39’s)

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2514
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    Budget Nairobi to Livingstone Overland through East Africa taking in the highlights. Climb on board vehicles that are designed for the rough African roads as you wind your way through the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanibar. Don’t miss out on this popular route!

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R42,560 R34,048



  • 36 Day Cape Town to Zanzibar Northern Route Tour

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0922
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this trip?

    This Northern Route Cape Town to Zanzibar tour travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi and ends in Tanzania. The trip is perfect if you looking to travel up through Southern Africa and on the warm beaches of Zanzibar.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R27,195 R24,475

    + Local Payment USD 880

  • 36 Day Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland

    Countries Visited Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Dar es Salaam
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0957
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this tour?

    This great value Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland camping safari tour from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all the way down to Cape Town through Southern Africa.

    Arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R27,195 R24,475

    + Local Payment USD 880

  • 35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Overland Tour (Comfort)

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACM04461
    Tour Style Accommodated

    Why book this tour?

    35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Accommodated Overland Tour is a unique African adventure to be had with the possibilities of seeing rare wildlife, the Big 5 and interacting with more local communities as you travel on this tour. This is also an accommodated based tour that allows you to enjoy the “adventure” of a camping tour, but includes staying in accommodation ranging from 2-3 star properties such as lodges, guest houses and chalet accommodation.

    We have no doubt you will love this tour if you like to idea of travelling through the real Africa while still enjoying the general luxuries of laying your head on a comfortable pillow at night!

    Price from R44,200



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