Victoria Falls

Custom Zambia and Lake Malawi Safari

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Custom Zambia and Lake Malawi Safari

From walking with lions and white-water rafting at Victoria Falls, to a poignant visit to Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage and kayaking on pristine Lake Malawi, this is an active safari ideal for the entire family! Plus, a 1:4 guide-to-guest ratio allows for incredible flexibility as your family chooses between game drives and walking safaris.

The sample itinerary below can be customized to take full-advantage of your travel time and interests.

Daily Itinerary

Zambia & Lake Malawi Safari Itinerary

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    Depart / En Route

    Board independent overnight flights en route to Livingstone, Zambia. (Meals Aloft)

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    Livingstone: Stanley Safari Lodge

    On arrival at Livingstone International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Stanley Safari Lodge, your home for three nights. (Meals Aloft)

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    Livingstone: Stanley Safari Lodge

    Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Victoria Falls area play host to white rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe as well as a range of museums and markets. For the more adventurous, Livingstone boasts a whole host of adrenaline filled activities including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and micro lighting. Or you may just wish to rest in camp and enjoy the spectacular scenery and peaceful atmosphere. The day will end with a relaxed dinner and perhaps drinks in the wine cellar. (B,L,D Daily)

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    Livingstone / South Luangwa National Park: Robin’s House

    Transfer to Livingstone Airport and connect with your flight to Mfuwe, South Luangwa. The drive to your accommodations at Robin’s House winds through colorful local scenes of villages and agriculture as well as bush. Depending on your arrival time, you will enjoy lunch or afternoon tea. Choose an afternoon and night game drive. (B,L,D)

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    South Luangwa National Park: Robin’s House

    Your family will set the rhythm of each day as you stay at this private house. Usually, the day will start with breakfast at just after dawn. Set out into the park on a morning walk with your scout or game drive, watching for herds of elephants and endemic Thornicroft giraffe. Renowned for its unspoiled beauty and diverse habitats, South Luangwa National Park offers a rich concentration of wildlife, including leopard, bushbuck, buffalo, hippo and a prolific array of birds. After tea and cakes on the Luangwa River, continue your safari. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or siesta before afternoon and nighttime game drives or bush walks. During your stay, we recommend a visit to Kawaza Village and School, meeting the schoolchildren, playing games and learning about daily life in Zambia. (B,L,D Daily)

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    South Luangwa / Lake Malawi

    Transfer to Mfuwe Airport for the flight to Lilongwe. Upon arrival at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to Pumulani. Your villa is perched on the Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars.” (B,L,D)

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    Lake Malawi

    Lake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colorful cichlids. Our remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. More active families will enjoy watersports like snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are excluded). At the end of the day, climb aboard a local dhow with experienced crewmen for a sunset sail. Delve into local culture with a guided walk through one of the nearby villages. Malawians are renowned for being amongst the friendliest people in Africa and during your stay you will have the opportunity to meet them. (B,L,D Daily)

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    Lilongwe / En Route

    Transfer to Lilongwe and board your independent flights home. (B, Meals Aloft)

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    Arrive Home

    Arrive Home

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13 Days, 12 Nights
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Trip Highlights

  • Day and night game drives and game walks with a private scout in South Luangwa, watching for leopard, elephant, bushbuck, buffalo, hippo and a prolific array of birds.
  • Learn about village life while visiting a school, playing games and strolling in the small village of Kawaza or on a guided walk through a small Malawian village.
  • Enjoy a variety of water activities, including snorkeling, in pristine Lake Malawi, the world’s most ecologically diverse lake.