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Zambia Safari and Malawi Island Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Malawi and Zambia

Spend 12 nights journeying between Zambia and Malawi on an epic beach and bush combination. Safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, home of the walking safari, and in Malawi's Liwonde National Park with its a remarkable biodiversity, before relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi. The true experience of the South Luangwa National Park is all about bush camps, simple back-to-nature camps, where you will lose yourself in the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

After a night at Mfuwe Lodge, you will then journey to your bush camp, Chindeni Camp for your chance to enjoy the 'real' Africa. Partake in both walking safaris and game drives before flying into Malawi and travelling to Liwonde National Park, providing a unique safari experience thanks to the inclusion of the Shire River. Sleep in a tent with a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon and by day, experience the wildlife via game drives, nature walks and river safaris. End your incredible journey with a few nights on Lake Malawi. Kaya Maya offers true get-away-from-it-all relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Likoma Island.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 2 nights - Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Chindeni Bush Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 4 nights - Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
  • 3 nights - Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Ends - Transfer to Lilongwe for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Intimate back-to-nature bush camps
  • Ideal for intrepid travelers
  • Go snorkeling, scuba diving or kayaking in Lake Malawi
  • South Luangwa walking safaris
  • See elephants, hippos and crocs on a boat on the Shire River
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Mfuwe lodge firepit and outdoor lounge 1280
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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Lusaka Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport bordering the South Luangwa National Park. A guide will meet you there and take you to your lodge in the park.

  • 2 nights

Mfuwe Lodge
Full Board | Chalet
Zambia

Mfuwe lodge lodge bedroom 1280
Chindeni bush camp elephant viewing from the verandah 1280
Chindeni bush camp tented outdoor lounge 1280
Chindeni bush camp firepit on the deck 1280
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Day 3 - 6

Today your guide will drive you to your next camp in the South Luangwa.

  • 3 nights

Chindeni Bush Camp
All Inclusive | Chalet
Zambia

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L Mvuu Lodge Game Viewing In Front Of The Lodge
T Mvuu Lodge Yoga On The Deck
B Mvuu Lodge Main Dining Area
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Day 6 - 10

Return to Mfuwe Airport for a flight to Lilongwe Airport in Malawi. From here you will fly to an airstrip in Liwonde National Park where your guide will be there to drive you to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Mvuu Lodge
Full Board | Luxury Suite
Malawi

A Mvvu Lodge Guest Bedroom Suite
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Day 10 - 13

Today you will have a road and boat transfer to your accommodation at Lake Malawi.

  • 3 nights

Kaya Mawa
All Inclusive | Premium Room
Malawi

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Day 13

Return to Lilongwe Airport where you will board your flight home.

We've got you covered

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 or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • 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
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Excludes

  • 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

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer 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
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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