Snorkeling at Lake Malawi.  Photo courtesy of Kaya Mawa Lodge

The Heart of Africa: Luxury Luangwa Safari & Lake Malawi

Ratings of Zicasso's Service
Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa River, Lilongwe...

See all

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Uncover the heart of Africa, combining two exquisite and untouched destinations. First explore South Luangwa National Park, a seductive paradise that connects the highlights of big-game safari. See the predators and follow the trails around the Luangwa River for three days, then disappear into the remote bush for some thrilling safari under canvas where there is a new activity every day. Finally, you will escape to Lake Malawi and enjoy five days of revitalization beside sandy beaches and fresh...

Customizable Itinerary

Expand All

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the easiest of safari introductions with a luxury lodge on the Luangwa River, and game drives in the heart of South Luangwa National Park
  • Savor the sight of Africa’s most elusive predators as you follow prowling leopards and wild dogs
  • Journey into remote swathes of Zambia’s flagship safari destinations, with three days of luxury safari under canvas in the heart of the bush
  • Combine game drives with Africa’s best walking safari opportunities, with options for short walks around the camp or full-day expeditions into the big-game territory
  • Add further charm to the safari with nighttime game drives, and boat safaris along the Luangwa River (seasonal), plus breakfasts in the bush, and picnics overlooking animal-dappled plains
  • Enjoy a glimpse of Malawi’s color on a journey by land from Lilongwe to Cape Maclear, and a day walking or mountain biking through traditional villages
  • Spend a few days lounging on the shores of Lake Malawi, where quiet sandy beaches blend into the pristine blue of Africa’s prettiest lake
  • Sail around Lake Malawi on a private yacht, taking in the colors that blur all over the landscape

Starting Price

$14,035 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.93 stars based on 272 reviews.

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia Luxury Vacation Review: Victoria...
"We will recommend Zicasso’s travel agent to everyone and...

Reviewed By Paula Z.

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana Luxury Vacation...
"This was the trip of a lifetime..."

Reviewed By Philippe G.

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Zambia Tour Review:...
"Cearl, our agent, took care of everything expeditiously...

Reviewed By Tee B.

South Africa & Zambia Trip Review: Cape Town, Victoria...
"The trip was fantastic, far exceeding are wildest imaginations..."

Reviewed By Jeff H.

Luxury South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia Tour...
"We kept asking each other, were we just extraordinarily...

Reviewed By Phyllis H.

South Africa, Zambia Luxury Vacation Review: Safari, Cape...
"Zicasso’s travel company put together an itinerary that...

Reviewed By Lori E.

Your Dream Vacation

in 3 simple steps

  1. 1

    Describe your dream trip

  2. 2

    Get matched with top travel specialists

  3. 3

    Book the trip

Free service - no credit card required