Welcome to Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique


Wildlife

Zambia's wildlife-filled plains are legendary, from South Luangwa National Park in the southeast to Kafue National Park in the west. With their remoteness, species diversity and fine network of camps, the country's protected areas offer outstanding wildlife watching for those willing to meet the challenge of getting there and around. While Mozambique and Malawi aren't typically 'Big Five' destinations, they also offer wildlife watching. Highlights include Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, which is also a prime birding destination, and Malawi's Liwonde National Park, with its hippos and crocs.

Landscapes

Astoundingly diverse and beautiful landscapes captivate visitors at every turn. A highlight is Zambia's thundering Victoria Falls, one of the continent's iconic images and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Whether you raft the rapids or stand on the spray-misted sidelines, the wildness, power and magnificence of the falls are unforgettable. Along the coast, the azure waters surrounding the islands of Mozambique's Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos are mesmerising. Inland, marvel at the mist-covered peaks of Mt Mulanje in Malawi and the vast tracts of bush bordering the Zambezi River in southern Zambia.

Beaches

Mozambique's coastline is one of Africa's longest and most alluring, from the windswept dunes of Ponta d'Ouro to the languid archipelagos and palm-fringed beaches of the far north. There are countless islands, including magical Mozambique Island and enchanting Ibo. The country's history and culture are tied to the sea, and most visitors spend their time along the coast, travelling from one beach or island to the next. Inland, the golden sands of Lake Malawi, with their backdrop of lush mountains rising up from the lakeshore, are a fixture in Southern African travel itineraries.

Cultures

Wherever you go, immerse yourself in the everyday beauty, realities and vibrancy of Southern African life and take advantage of opportunities for community-based tourism. In English-speaking Zambia and Malawi, local culture is often readily accessible, and both countries offer a wealth of cultural-tourism activities. In Mozambique, the pulsating rhythms of marrabenta are legendary. Maputo's excellent dance and cultural scenes, complemented by local walking tours, provide a good jumping-off point for getting acquainted with this and other musical styles. Throughout, it will be encounters with Zambians, Malawians and Mozambicans that will make your visit to the region unforgettable.


Top experiences in Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique

Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique activities

$80.02 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Livingstone to Zambezi River 2-Hour Sunset Safari Cruise

Leave your Livingstone hotel and travel to the nearby banks of the Zambezi River, a famous stretch of water that snakes its way through the savannah plains and swamplands of six different countries on route to the Indian Ocean. At the water’s edge, hop aboard your sightseeing boat and take a seat on deck, enjoying a selection of finger snacks, such as crisps and nuts, as well as a drink from the onboard bar. One glass of Champagne is included, and all other drinks – beer, wine and soft drinks – are unlimited! With drink in hand, settle back and gaze out at the river to take stock of the rich wildlife floating around you. Have your camera ready to capture sights of hippos wallowing in the shallows and crocodiles snaking along the water’s edge; the colorful birdlife is camera worthy, too.As the sun goes down, many of the land-based wildlife of Victoria Falls National Park head down to the river to drink, bathe and graze. Look out for Cape buffalo and giraffes, as well as the herds of elephants that often cross the river around sunset.After three hours cruising up and down a stretch of the Zambezi River, seeing the sunset sights, return to the riverbank and step back onto dry land. Your experience then finishes with a hotel drop-off in Livingstone.

$80 Outdoor Activities

Victoria Falls Tour from Livingstone

After hotel pickup in Livingstone, head to Victoria Falls to begin your walking tour around this World Heritage–listed waterfall on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are spectacular at any time of year, whether high season (April to August), with curtains of spray and roaring water, or low season (September to March), when you can stare down the rock face between trickles of water to the bottom, where fish swim below the Knife-edge Bridge. Known by the Kololo people as Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘The Smoke that Thunders,’ Victoria Falls is the world's largest sheet of falling water, even though it's not the widest or tallest waterfall. During your time here, visit a vantage point across the Knife-edge Bridge for a view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls, as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include Victoria Falls Bridge, Devil's Pool, and other Lockout points, which provides panoramic views across the Main Falls.

$70 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Nature Walk in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park from Livingstone

Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Livingstone for the drive to Musi-oa-Tunya National Park, where your nature walk takes place with your guide. Nature walks provide a more natural and eco-friendly way of viewing African game, birds, and plantlife instead of a safari vehicle. Plus, on this walk, you have flexibility with your guide to spend longer than the standard duration of three hours, if you wish. This park is home to three of Africa's Big Five animals—elephant, buffalo, and a big part of Zambia's white rhino population. Your guide will also show you wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, primates, and antelopes—to mention but a few—as well as the local tree varieties, including teaks, mahoganies, and the mopane and marula trees, a favorite of the elephants. During a mid-walk break, perhaps near the Zambezi River, aka Kasamba Bezi, you'll have the chance to observe hippos and ibis along the riverbanks. When your time ends, you'll be returned to your pickup location to end your tour. This walking safari through the park and surrounding area is suitable for active and adventurous participants.

$40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Maputo City Hotel to Maputo International Airport

Our driver will meet you at Hotel (Reception or Lobby area) and either contact the phone number provided by you previously or your room.He will help you to carry your luggage and transport you to Maputo International Airport.All transfers will be made with a professional driver and acclimatized comfortable and spacious vehicles. The transfer from any Hotel in town to Maputo International Airport is fairly quick due to the close proximity of the airport (except rush hour times, from 07.00 Am to 09.00 Am and 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM).We are very strict and professional with transfer timings, meaning that we will always be at the Hotel between 10 to 15 minutes before the flight scheduled arrival time.

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Glimpse of Maputo with a taste - 5 hours city tour

The Specialized guide will pick you up anywhere in Maputo City.From 09:00 am -to 02:00 PMWe will visit the most iconic places of Maputo: The Railway Station, The Cathedral, The Central Market, FEIMA Art Craft Market, The Fortress, The Museum of Natural History and Iron House. We will go to lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants available in Maputo.                                                                                                                                                    The museums are closed on Mondays - alternative locations will be added to the tour as replacement.

$95 Water Sports

White Water Rafting in Zambia

This enables you to marvel at the magnificent beauty of the Batoka Gorge between some of the most exciting and challenging rapids rafted anywhere on the planet. The Zambezi River changes water level significantly throughout the year. You can choose from two types of rafting experiences such as the low water half day morning or half day afternoon experiences!