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Luxury Zambia and Malawi Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Zambia and Malawi

A luxury safari and beach combination, with a difference. Experience an unparalleled wildlife safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and then hop over to Malawi to scuba dive and snorkel the freshwater of Lake Malawi. Chinzombo Camp is a luxury oasis in one of the most game-rich areas of South Luangwa National Park. Take a boat across the river with the experienced guides for a game drive, safari walk or boat cruise (seasonal) to catch sight of lions, leopards and other predator action.

After all the action, retreat to your luxury suite with a private pool and soaking tub and enjoy panoramic views over the river and its abundant wildlife. Then stay at a villa at Pumulani Lodge on the southern edge of Lake Malawi. Relax on the sandy beach or at the stylish infinity pool. There are sensational diving and snorkeling opportunities in the freshwater lake and the chance to go water skiing, sailing and kayaking too.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 4 nights - Time + Tide Chinzombo, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 7 nights - Pumulani, Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Ends - Transfer to Lilongwe for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • A unique safari and beach combo including the freshwater Lake Malawi
  • Chinzombo Camp - Zambias premier safari camp
  • Watch wildlife from your private pool or soaking tub
  • High densities of leopard and hippo
  • Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and hiking at Lake Malawi
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Lusaka Airport and connect onto a light aircraft to Mfuwe Airport, bordering the South Luangwa National Park. Your guide will be waiting to take you to your camp in the park.

  • 4 nights
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Time + Tide Chinzombo
All Inclusive | Villa

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Day 5 - 12

Fly today from Mfuwe Airport to Lilongwe Airport in Malawi. Here you will connect onto a light aircraft to Pumulani Lodge at Lake Malawi.

  • 7 nights

All Inclusive | Lake View Villa

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Day 12

Return today to Lilongwe Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

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    Wild Dog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Puku
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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