Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique Adventure

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Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique Adventure information and booking

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$3190
  • Duration
    22 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-12
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Adventure touring
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 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).

Highlights

  • 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

From the incredible Victoria Falls at Livingstone, we camp along the Kafue River before an unforgettable canoe trip down the mighty Zambezi River. We stop over in Lusaka before we make our way to South Luangwa National Park; a remote and remarkable wildlife sanctuary. Discover Africa's renown wildlife including the nocturnal animals on a night game drive. Onward we relax and camp on the beach at Lake Malawi and enjoy an island boat excursion. We then transit Mozambique en route to the Indian Ocean where we a full day dhow excursion to Bazaruto Islands. Enticing white beaches and seafood are also enjoyed in Inhambane and further south to Bilene. We cross into South Africa and travel through Transfrontier Limpopo National Park into the famous Kruger National Park. Here we enjoy game drives and explore the African bush with big game encounters and abundant wildlife. This memorable journey concludes with a visit to Bourke Potholes, God's Window and Three Sisters on our way back to Johannesburg.

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

Itinerary

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, bungi jumping, microlighting/airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, rhino walks and elephant back safaris, 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. Distance: 505 kms
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. Distance: 50 kms
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. Distance: 380 kms
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). Distance: 500 kms
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. Distance: 510 kms
Day 12 to 13 Transit Mozanbique
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.) Distance: 800 kms
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 Chalet. Distance: 530 kms
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 Casitas. Distance: 330 kms
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. Distance: 375 kms
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. Distance: 340 kms.
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 Chalets. Distance: 480 kms (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.