Canoeing Lake Malawi at sunset

Essential Zambia and Malawi: The Idyllic Safari Getaway

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Malawi, Zambia

Places Visited

Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Sindabezi Island...

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Suggested Duration

15 Days

Escapist and evocative, this two-week safari will explore the very best of Zambia and Malawi. Nighttime drives to admire leopards on the prowl, lazy days on Lake Malawi and the Zambezi River, elephants spotted while on a walking safari, canoeing past hippos, exquisite luxury camps, and a daily program that is expertly tailored to your interests. Including over a week of inspiring Big Five safari, this itinerary brings a relaxing getaway into the world where lions are king, and you can watch hippos...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the drama of an authentic African safari with eight days of game drives and walks in two of the continent’s most expressive national parks
  • Savor the balance between rustic charm and contemporary luxury as you stay in some of Zambia’s finest lodges while animals roam by, and the hospitality deserves its fame
  • Celebrate the power of nature with three days in and around Victoria Falls, including a beautiful canoe trip on the Zambezi and a boat cruise to the lip of the falls
  • Explore wilderness from many different angles as your daily safari program is personalized to your interests, with exclusive extras like nighttime drives, canoe safaris, and multi-day walks
  • Follow the big cats as they prowl for their prey on the evocative plains of South Luangwa, one of Africa’s best parks for seeing a leopard
  • Lose yourself in the mazy channels of Lower Zambezi National Park, a World Heritage Site and showpiece African wetland that is packed with hippos and snorkeling elephants
  • Settle into the utter tranquility of Likoma Island on Lake Malawi, an escape that is almost impossibly serene
  • Discover how safari takes you beyond the Big Five and into an inspiring world of subtleties, charm and natural theater
  • Fly between destinations in light aircraft to enjoy supreme views over the wilderness of both Zambia and Malawi

Starting Price

$9,940 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.

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