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Zambia and Lake Malawi Family Vacation

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

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
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

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
Zambia

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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

Pumulani
All Inclusive | Lake View Villa
Malawi

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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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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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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
  • 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

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 Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • 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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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