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Zambia and Lake Malawi Family Holiday

Inspirational safari family holiday to Zambia and Malawi

Take the whole family on this sensational 8 -night private trip to Zambia and Malawi, combining the remote wilderness of the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia, followed by relaxation on the pristine shores of Lake Malawi.  Frequently voted one of the best lodges in Africa, your inspirational family journey will begin at Mfuwe Lodge, which is famed for having elephants regularly wander through the main lobby in search of fruits from a nearby mango tree. With your own private guide and vehicle, you have complete freedom to enjoy your drives at your own pace.   

Next hop over to Malawi, fondly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, for a 5 night stay at the family friendly Pumulani Lodge on Lake Malawi or 'the Lake of Stars' as it’s known. Relax on the sandy beach, kayak or spend hours snorkelling through crystal clear waters, children will delight at the sight of colorful fish below. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 5 nights - Pumulani, Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Ends - Transfer to Lilongwe for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Lusaka Airport and connect onto your light aircraft to Mfuwe Airport bordering the South Luangwa National Park. The family will then be met and driven into the park and to the lodge.

  • 3 nights

Mfuwe Lodge
All Inclusive | Directors House

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Day 4 - 9

Fly via light aircraft to Lilongwe in Malawi, on arrival you will be met and transferred by road to the lodge.

  • 5 nights

All Inclusive | Bush View Family Room

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Day 9

Today you will be driven to Lilongwe Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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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
  • 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
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
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.

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


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