12-Day Zambia and Malawi Safari


The Trade Route is an exceptional journey that passes between Malawi and Zambia. Both paddling on the Zambezi River and boating around Lake Malawi’s beaches and coves make for active days. Experience a top-notch bushwalking and animal viewing in South Luangwa National Park. You must be ready for the experience because border crossings might be drawn out. This trek has difficulties and is for intrepid travelers, but it also has spectacular highlights.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival in Livingstone
  • Explore Kafue River
  • Transfer to Lower Zambezi
  • Explore South Luangwa National Park
  • View Lake Malawi
  • Transfer to Lilongwe and departure

    Price Includes:

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • Full board accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Meals
  • Airport transfer

    Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Some meals

Itinary in details

Upon your arrival you will meet your guide at the airport in Zambia who will transfer you to your hotel. You will enjoy two days to experience Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site. There are several adventure sports available, such as 111-meter bungee jumping or white water rafting on the powerful Zambezi. Your participation in the safari is a crucial component. Everything you do, from filling the truck in the morning to carrying your own suitcase and washing your window, is a part of your experience, and when everyone puts in a little effort, the trip will go smoothly.

We travel a long way across the undulating hills covered with Miombo woodland in southern Zambia to reach the Kafue River, where we will set up camp for the night. This is a lengthy day of driving, with many gorgeous and winding routes. We’ll take a break to go sightseeing and eat. We anticipate a 10-hour trip day.

We’ll float along the powerful Zambezi River, which is also the abode of the indigenous mythical god Nyami Nyami. In your boat, you’ll pass beautiful countryside and local riverside settlements. In the middle of untamed Africa, we’ll set up camp on an island. We’ll continue our canoe safari the following morning through a region filled with elephants, hippos, and other animals. After returning upriver to our starting campground, a motorboat will pick us up.

We’ll go to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, where we’ll load up on supplies in the city’s hopping markets and shops. We’ll travel this afternoon till dusk on the Great East Road. Despite the fact that it is a very lengthy day of travel, we will arrive in South Luangwa earlier.

We’ll descend into “the valley” of South Luangwa National Park. One of Africa’s best wildlife reserves, this secluded area is home to several hippos, elephants, lions, and leopards. We’ll set up camp along the Luangwa River and go on two game walks and two open-air 4WD game drives, one of which will be at night with spotlights to look for nocturnal creatures. (In the green season, December-April, walks may not be practicable in which case we’ll do extra game drives).

The tour’s final few days will be spent in Malawi, also known as “the warm heart of Africa.” Before traveling to our camp on the beach at Lake Malawi, we will restock with fresh goods in Lilongwe’s marketplaces. To explore the wonderful bays and coves in the region, we’ll take a boat out to the islands.

After breakfast, you will be driven from Lake Malawi to Lilongwe in time for your flight back home.

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