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Zambia and Malawi Family Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach family holiday to Zambia and Malawi

This luxury family safari takes in two of Zambia's most famous parks, the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi National Park, followed by relaxation on the shores of picturesque Lake Malawi. Time + Tide Chongwe Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, offers spectacular views over the Zambezi River and its vast array of resident wildlife. This beautiful region of Zambia is a haven for elephant, lion, leopard, hippo and much more.  The activities here include game drives, game walks (age dependent) as well as canoeing, boating and angling. 

Next travel to Time + Tide Kakuli in the South Luangwa National Park. The Luangwa River teems with hippo and crocodile and provides a lifeline for one of the greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife. The camp provides a great base for exploring by vehicle or on foot (age dependent) or by seasonal boat trips. After your safari you will head to the white sandy beaches of Kaya Mawa on Lake Malawi for some relaxed lakeside living.  An ecotourist's dream, the resort is run solely on renewable energy. Days are spent snorkelling through crystal clear wates, kayaking or simply relaxing on the beach with the family. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Time + Tide Chongwe Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Time + Tide Kakuli, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 5 nights - Kaya Mawa, 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
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 a light aircraft flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Here you will be met and driven to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
All Inclusive | 2 x Safari Tents

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Day 4 - 7

Fly via light aircraft to Mfuwe Airport bordering the South Luangwa National Park. A guide will collect your family and take you into the park and to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Time + Tide Kakuli
All Inclusive | Family Safari Tent

Time Tide Kakuli Safari Room
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Day 7 - 12

Fly today from Mfuwe Airport to Lilongwe in Malawi and connect onto a light aircraft to Lake Malawi. The family will be met and driven to the lodge.

  • 5 nights

Kaya Mawa
Full Board | Family Chalet

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Day 12

Fly via light aircraft 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
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • 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.

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