Rating in Malawi
$ 38

Malawi and Vic Falls - South 2018

Safari
Safari
min $ 38
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 38
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  • Itinerary

Overview

Spend 11 days exploring four East African countries on this great adventure from Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls.
Spend 11 days exploring four East African countries (Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe) with the Malawi & Vic Falls tour. We leave the coastal city behind us and move to the cool highland region of Mikumi National Park and into the Great Rift Valley to learn about the Masai People and traditional Tanzanian cuisine. We then truck on down to Malawi. Known as the “Warm Heart of Africa”. Lake Malawi offers a range of optional activities or simply a day at the beach. We also set some time aside for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. After watching a final sunrise on the shores of Lake Malawi we set of for Zambia and the South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and there is time enough to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. Our final stretch takes us to Victoria Falls. Not only will you be able to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a truly beautiful world heritage site, but you’ll be able to participate in exciting activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, and an authentic Victoria Falls safari.

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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> View this tour Day 01

Mikumi

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Leaving the coast behind us we travel inland and make our way to Mikumi where we stop for the night. Mikumi National Park ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania and forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve.

 

Day 02

Iringa

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We rise early this morning and enjoy an extensive game drive in the Mikumi National Park. This afternoon we continue to the southern highlands of Tanzania and our final stop in Tanzania.

Day 03

Lake Malawi

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Leaving Tanzania behind, we descend the Great Rift Valley and cross the border into Malawi. Known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” the lakeside country is blessed with natural beauty and our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi where we look forward to spending the next few days enjoying the attractions of the northern regions of the lake.

Day 04

Lake Malawi

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This morning we visit the local village to get an insight into the way of Malawian life and after we head further south to our destination, located on the shores of Lake Malawi, for the next 3 nights.

Day 05

Lake Malawi

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Today offers a range of optional activities or simply a day at the beach.  Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world.

Day 06

Lake Malawi

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This morning we make the short journey south to the Nkothakota region of the Lake Shore, here we spend a final evening on the shores of the lake.

Day 07

South Luangwa

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This morning we enjoy a final sunrise on the shores of Lake Malawi before setting off for Zambia and the South Luangwa National Park. After crossing the border into Zambia we make a short stop in Chipata before continuing to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River. Having watched the sun rise over Lake Malawi in the morning we enjoy an equally spectacular sunset over the Luangwa River this evening.

Day 08

South Luangwa

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South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.

Day 09

Petauke

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Leaving the Luangwa Valley this morning we make a stop at Tribal Textiles. The Chipata area is a major producer of Cotton and this morning we get a taste of the creativity of the African culture. Those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December) to see how these colourful fabrics are crafted. Our destination tonight is the small town of Petauke.

Day 10

Eureka

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As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the Luangwa River on our way to Lusaka. The route today is dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.

Day 11

Victoria Falls

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Crossing the Southern reaches of Zambia we make our way to the adventure town of Victoria Falls, this afternoon we get our first look at the mighty Victoria Falls. Crossing the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe we get a view of “Musi oa Tunya”, the Smoke that Thunders as the falls are known in the local language. Victoria Falls offers a host of optional activities and these can be booked on arrival in Victoria Falls. Your tour ends upon arrival in the Vic Falls.

 

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