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Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique Adventure

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 can 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.

Inclusions

21 breakfasts, 19 lunches and 16 dinners
5 nights in comfortable hotels and lodges on a twinshare basis
16 nights limited participation camping on a twinshare tent basis
Group camping equipment including tent and mattress (sleeping bag and pillow not included)
English speaking local guide
Game drives and excursions as listed in itinerary
National park fees and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
Private transport in custom built vehicle
Hightlights
Marvel at the iconic Victoria Falls
Undertake a canoe adventure on the Lower Zambezi
Discover South Luangwa National Park on a game walk & 4WD game drives
Snorkelling & enjoy the beaches of Lake Malawi
Experience beautiful Benguerra Island
Journey to Inhambane to relax at the beach and optional scuba diving
Explore Kruger National Park on game drives
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
22
Price From
AUD $3,595
Start Location
Livingstone, Zambia
End Location
Zambia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Easy
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Jun 201922 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
29 Jun 201920 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
27 Jul 201917 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
10 Aug 201931 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
24 Aug 201914 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
07 Sep 201928 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
05 Oct 201926 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
02 Nov 201923 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
16 Nov 201907 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
30 Nov 201921 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,870
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
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. NB: Breakfast is not included; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
Day 2
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. NB : Breakfast will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
Day 3
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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Days 4-5
We paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god Nyami Nyami. Caning 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 can 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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Day 6
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 NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Days 7-9
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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Days 10-11
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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Days 12-13
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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Days 14-15
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 basic lodges (chalets) with shared bathrooms. Approx driving distance/time: 530 kms; 6 hrs. Day 14: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group. Day 15: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
Days 16-17
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 lodge (chalet) with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: 330 kms; 4.5 hrs. Day 16: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group. Day 17: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
Day 18
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. NB: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
Days 19-20
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. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Day 21
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). NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Day 22
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. NB: Breakfast will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Lunch will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).