Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique Adventure

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Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique Adventure information and booking

  • Duration
    22 days
  • Group size
  • Difficulty
    Adventure touring
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Schedule Details

  • 22 day trip
  • 16 nights camping
  • 5 nights casita/chalets
Equipment Required
Specialist gear required include suitable walking footwear and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).


  • Explore the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Lower Zambezi canoeing trip
  • South Luangwa National Park game walk & 4WD game drives
  • Snorkelling & beaches of Lake Malawi
  • Benguerra Island excursion
  • Explore Inhambane, beaches and scuba diving
  • Kruger National Park game drives

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

This extraordinary adventure takes you off the beaten track across South Eastern Africa. Discover Africa's renowned wildlife on game drives and walks in the world famous Kruger National Park and South Luangwa. From exploring the incredible Victoria Falls and an unforgettable canoe trip down the mighty Zambezi River, to camping on a sun-drenched beach and snorkelling the turquoise waters of Lake Malawi, this trip is full of magnificent highlights for the avid traveller. Our fascinating journey through spectacular landscapes and diverse cultures includes the wonders of the Mozambique coast with its intoxicating mix of enticing white beaches, coral reefs, delicious seafood and island excursions by traditional dhow, overlaid by strong Arab influences. This is an amazingly diverse discovery tour for the outdoor enthusiast and those with an adventurous spirit seeking a truly unforgettable cultural and wildlife experience.

What's included

  • 21 breakfasts, 19 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Game drives and excursions as mentioned in itinerary
  • Good 3 star hotels or comfortable lodges
  • All group camping equipment including 2 person tents and sleeping mattress (sleeping bag and pillow not included)
  • Experienced local guide
  • National park fees and site entrance fees included in itinerary
  • All transport in 4 wd safari vehicle


Day 1 Livingstone, afternoon free
The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 where we have 2 days to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world and one of the most enthralling sights in Africa! The mighty Victoria Falls plunges into the Zambezi Gorge and adventure activities abound, you can take part in some of the many optional activities (own expense) on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa. Overnight campsite.
Day 2 Day at leisure to enjoy the area and the Falls at your own pace
Today is a free day to visit the Falls, browse the local markets, simply relax or to experience some of the many optional activities including white water rafting, airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, kayaking and more! (These are optional activities and at your own expense.) Overnight campsite.
Day 3 Kafue River
A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we camp the night. Approx driving distance/time: 505 kms; 8 hrs.
Day 4 to 5 Lower Zambezi Canoeing
We paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god – Nyami Nyami. Canoeing past local riverside villages and magnificent scenery. We camp wild on an island in the heart of untamed Africa. The following morning we continue our canoe safari through an area teaming with elephants, hippos and other wildlife. We will be collected by a motorboat, and are transferred back up river to our starting campsite. Approx driving distance/time: 50 kms; 1.5 hrs.
Day 6 Lusaka
We head to Lusaka where we stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets of the Zambian capital. Taking the Great East Road we drive this afternoon until sunset. Overnight camping. Approx driving distance/time: 380 kms; 6.5 hrs
Day 7 to 9 South Luangwa National Park
Make our way down into “the valley” of the South Luangwa National Park. This remote region is one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries where hippo, elephants, lion and leopard abound. We camp on the banks of the Luangwa River and explore the area on 2 game walks and 2 open 4WD game drives, with spotlights, to see nocturnal animals. (In the green season, Dec – Apr, walks may not be possible in which case we’ll do extra game drives). Approx driving distance/time: 500 kms; 8 hrs.
Day 10 to 11 Lake Malawi
Malawi “the warm heart of Africa”. We restock with fresh supplies in the markets of Lilongwe before heading to our camp on the beach at Lake Malawi. We’ll take a boat out to the islands to explore the fantastic bays and coves in the area. Approx driving distance/time: 510 kms; 7 hrs.
Day 12 to 13 Transit Mozambique
Heading south again we enter Mozambique at Zobue border post. Making our way back over the Zambezi we travel through the Tete region, camping en route in this remote part of Mozambique. (Please note campsite facilities are very basic). Approx driving distance/time: 800 kms; 6-7 hrs per day.
Day 14 to 15 Bazaruto Islands
Upon reaching the Indian Ocean we stay overnight in Vilankulos. We take a full day to explore the Magaruque Island on a local dhow, a traditional ocean going trade vessel. Beautiful blue sea, snorkeling, expansive white beaches and some excellent seafood available – what a day! (Please note one dinner is at your own expense while visiting the Bazaruto Islands). Overnight in twin-share chalets with shared bathrooms. Approx driving distance/time: 530 kms; 6 hrs.
Day 16 to 17 Inhambane
Arab influences are strong in Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200-year-old cathedral, before moving to our casitas (reed cabin) under the palms next to the beach. (Dhow rides and scuba diving on coral reefs are available, own expense.) Please note one dinner in Inhambane is at your own expense. Overnight in basic twin-share casitas with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: 330 kms; 4.5 hrs
Day 18 Bilene
We travel further south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear water and white, sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon with options of kayaking and snorkelling (own expense), and swimming in the shallow, calm waters. Overnight Campsite. Approx driving distance/time: 375 kms; 5 hrs.
Day 19 to 20 Kruger National Park
We travel through the Transfrontier Limpopo Park into Kruger National Park - visit big game country! Exciting game drives to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness. Overnight campsite. Approx driving distance/time: 340 kms; 6 hrs.
Day 21 Mpumalanga, Panorama Route
Departing Kruger, we tour the Panorama Route, visiting Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Three Sisters. Overnight in twin-share chalets with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: 480 kms; 6.5 hrs (includes tomorrow's drive to Johannesburg).
Day 22 To Johannesburg, trip concludes
We return to Johannesburg in the afternoon, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Our tour ends today at 18:00pm in Johannesburg, if you wish to extend your stay please ask for more details.