Sample Itinerary for Malawi & Zambia
13 Days/12 Nights
Day 1: Livingstone, Zambia
Arrive at Livingstone International Airport where you will be met by your driver and transferred to one of the many lodges just upstream from Victoria Falls.
3 Nights in Livingstone
Tour the mighty Victoria Falls or go for a morning boat cruise on the Zambezi. Visit the Livingstone markets, fly over the Falls in a helicopter, go white water rafting or maybe canoeing. There are many activities to choose from.
Day 3: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You can cross the border and view Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side today. An afternoon elephant back safari is always a good fun.
Days 4 & 5: South Luangwa National Park
This morning you will fly from Livingstone to Mfuwe were you will be met and transferred to one of the safari camps in this area. An early start gives you the full day to explore this game-rich area. The South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The concentration of game along the Luangwa River and its associated ox-bow lagoons is legendary.
6 Nights at various safari lodges and bush camps in the South Luangwa area
Days 6 - 9
Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari here in the 1950s, and you will have an opportunity to experience this activity with your specially trained guides while you are here. Today you will move into a more remote area to your first bush camp where you will experience your first proper walking safari. Game viewing activities from bush camps are mostly on foot although game drives and night drives are always an option.
Day 10: Likoma Island, Malawi
Today you will fly from Mfuwe to Lilongwe and onto Likoma Island in the midst of the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. Kaya Mawa (meaning “maybe tomorrow”) is situated at the southern tip surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs. There are five rooms dotted around a rocky knoll, two family houses on the beach, two double houses at the end of the beach and a honeymoon suite on its own island. Each room has its own deck, views to die for and direct access to the lake.
3 Nights at Kaya Mawa
Days 11 & 12
You have two full day to enjoy the splendor of this luxurious and peaceful beach resort. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed both on and under the water. Lake Malawi is Africa’s third largest lake and is home to a wide variety of aquatic life. The clear waters around Likoma island are excellent for diving and snorkeling. The Island itself has plenty of treats in store and you are free to explore on foot, by bicycle or on quad bikes. A visit to St Peter’s Cathedral is highly recommended.
The flight from Likoma Island will take you to Lilongwe from where you will connect to your onward flight.