Rating in Zambia
$ 38

Vic Falls and Malawi - North 2018

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min $ 38
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Tour details
Destinations: Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park, Malawi, Iringa, Dar es Salaam
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 38
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

Spend 11 days exploring four East African countries on this great adventure from Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam.
Victoria Falls is an adventurous way to start any tour and this is no exception! Catch up on all the activities in Zimbabwe before leaving for Lusaka in Zambia. We head to South Luangwa National Park where there is a high concentration of leopards and hippos and we start moving into “real Africa”. South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River is among the most intense in Africa. We board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, where you can kayak, swim and snorkel in sparkling clear fresh water before ascending out of the Great Rift Valley. The game view experience goes on as we visit Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. We continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam grew from a humble fishing village and today is one of the largest cities in Africa.  The tour comes to an end upon arrival in Dar es Salaam. This tour is offered in a North and South direction and guests can camp or be accommodated

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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  Camping     Accommodated   This tour also leaves from Dar es Salaam
> View this tour Day 01

Lusaka

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Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.

 

Day 02

Petauke

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This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.

Day 03

South Luangwa National Park

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With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.

Day 04

South Luangwa National Park

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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 05

Lake Malawi – Malawi

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This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.

Day 06

Northern Lake Malawi

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Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish.

Day 07

Lake Malawi

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Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. 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. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.

Day 08

Lake Malawi

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Today is set aside for a day of relaxation on the shores of this great lake.  This afternoon we will enjoy a village walk to the nearby local village.

Day 09

Tanzania – Iringa

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Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.

Day 10

Mikumi

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This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.

Day 11

Dar es Salaam

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Today we continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam, where you tour will come to an end upon arrival in the city

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