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  • In the spirit of Livingstone, this trip is for those who enjoy a liberal dose of adventure
  • Spot wildlife in Kuti Wildlife Reserve
  • Camp on the banks of the Luangwa River
  • Snorkel in and & enjoy the beaches of Lake Malawi
Start in Livingstone or Lusaka and end in Lilongwe, the trip Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer is a guided kayaking and canoeing trip that takes 16 days. You will be traveling through Lilongwe, South Luangwa National Park, Kuti Wildlife Reserve and 5 other destinations in Malawi and Zambia. Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A journey through Zambia to the warm heart of Africa and the picturesque Lake Malawi. Experience the relaxed pace of these lesser travelled African nations on this exciting journey across Zambia and Malawi. Along the way you will be treated to some of Africa's best wildlife viewing opportunities, on foot, by safari vehicle and even from a canoe as you glide down the Zambezi, the warmth of Malawi's people and its little known scenic beauties. It's easy to appreciate why David Livingstone devoted his life to this part of Africa and its people and along the way you will be reminded of his legacy. In the spirit of Livingstone, this trip is for those who enjoy a liberal dose of adventure and a variety of experiences and provides much of what travellers have come to expect from an African adventure with numerous opportunities for wildlife spotting, but also allows you to see that there is much more to Africa than the big 5.
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5 - Excellent
“Our guide was Bhim Bdr Khadka Thoki and he did an exceptional job. He listened to every request that we had and made our time in Nepal enjoyable and he created a truly unique and wonderful travel experience for us. Bhim was tireless in his efforts to keep us moving forward safely and made each day a challenge that we could manage. I cannot speak highly enough of Bhim’s care and attention to detail. He watched over us closely and ensured that our food was prepared hygienically so that we stayed healthy and happy and could get the maximum value from the trek. His knowledge of Nepal and the local environment was impressive. He was incredibly interesting to listen to and his personal experience of the Himalayan area was invaluable. Bhim provided us with an unforgettable travel experience that will be hard to emulate.”
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“I have just returned home from the Upper Dolpo Traverse in Northwestern Nepal . Six passes, remote, beautiful scenery. Met some beautiful Nepalese people, happy hard working in this harsh environment they live. I was very well looked after by my leaders Bikash and Binod. Great gluten free meals by my cook Chandra and kitchen staff and Sherpa Tsering always served it with a smile. Our gear was carried by mules and well looked after by our mule man Om. This trip is rated as Challenging and I'm 66 and managed ok. I rate it as a excellent trip especially if you're looking for a more remote and interesting trek.”
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“MOST MEMORABLE PART: Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls”
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The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 at the lodge. This afternoon, after the tour briefing, we explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world. Overnight Maramba River Lodge.

NB: Breakfast is not included; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).
A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia and down into the Zambezi Valley lowlands to our lodge on the banks of the Kafue River. Overnight lodge. Approx driving distance/time: 505 kms; 8 hrs.

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal in lodge restaurant).
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
We paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god – Nyami Nyami, canoeing past local riverside villages and magnificent scenery. We camp wild on an island in the heart of untamed Africa.

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
This morning we continue our canoe safari through an area teaming with elephants, hippos and other wildlife. We will be collected by a motorboat, and transferred back up river to our lodge.

NB: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal in lodge restaurant).
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
We head north 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 lodge. Approx driving distance/time: 570 kms; 9.5 hrs.

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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. Our lodge, on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooks the National park. We will explore the area on a game walk and open 4WD game drives; one at night 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). Overnight tented camp. Approx driving distance/time: 330 kms; 5 hrs.

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal in lodge restaurant).
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
We cross the border at Chipata into Malawi and make our way to the capital Lilongwe where we stock up on supplies, before heading to Kuti Wildlife Reserve. This reserve is home to a wide selection of big mammal species including giraffe, wildebeest and zebra. The sable herds are the pride and joy of Kuti, flourishing in this environment and reaching over 100 individuals. Overnight camping. Approx driving distance/time: 390 kms; 6.5 hrs (excludes border formalities).

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We tour one of Malawi's famous tea plantations in the Thyolo region before making our way to our lodge in Mulanje. Mount Mulanje's bare rock flanks tower to a height of 3002m, dwarfing all that surrounds it, and influencing cloud patterns and rainfall in the area. This makes it an important water source, and as such is the watershed for almost every river in the area. David Livingstone was the first European to see this imposing geological feature, however it has been home to humans since the Stone Age. We will take a walk on the slopes of the massif for a closer look at the stream, waterfalls and towering peaks. Overnight lodge. Approx driving distance/time: 350 kms; 5.5 hrs.

Day 10: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal in lodge restaurant).

Day 11: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal in lodge restaurant).
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Ancient baobab trees and lofty palms provide the backdrop for this magnificent southern Malawi reserve. Covering a large area of the upper Shire River plains and the surrounding slopes, the reserve is home to Malawi's largest remaining elephant population and the critically endangered black rhino. The River Shire flows along its western border, allowing us to enjoy a boat safari as well as a game drive in our tour vehicle in search of leopards, elephants, hippos, antelope and the rare Lilian's Lovebird. Overnight camping. Approx driving distance/time: 190 kms; 3 hrs.

NOTE: On arrival, it may be possible to upgrade into the lodge - this is subject to availability. We do not book lodge rooms because it would add excessively to the overall price of the tour.

Day 12: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Day 13: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Lake Malawi is the jewel in the crown of Malawi and one of the Great Rift Valley lakes. We will take a boat ride on the lake to the secluded Mumbo Island near Cape Maclear. The rustic lodge is an idyllic paradise with kayaks and snorkelling gear available to explore the island and view the endemic cichlids, a type of fish abundant in Lake Malawi. Overnight lodge. Approx driving distance/time: 160 kms; 3 hrs.

NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Leaving the shores of Lake Malawi we return to Lilongwe; trip concludes on arrival. Please note: we can do a free drop off at Lilongwe Airport at around 11:00am so you can book your flight out for the last day of the tour. Approx driving distance/time: 260 kms; 4 hrs.

NB: Breakfast will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Meals
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 7 dinners
Transport
  • Private transport in custom built 4wd safari vehicle
Guide
  • English speaking local guide
Others
  • 11 nights in guest houses, chalets and tented lodges on a twinshare basis
  • 4 nights limited participation camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent and mattress (sleeping bag and pillow not included)
  • Game drives and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • National park fees and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
what’s excluded
  • Local cash payment of US$300 payable to tour leader on day 1
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e laundry, phone calls, tips, etc)
  • Optional activities
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
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A deposit of 307 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 01 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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