Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16708
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lusaka, Zambia
  • Ends Lilongwe, Malawi
  • +8
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • In the spirit of Livingstone, this trip is for those who enjoy a liberal dose of adventure
  • Enjoy a leisurely canoe along the Lower Zambezi River
  • Search for the Big 5 on a game walk & game drives in South Luangwa National Park
  • Snorkel in and & enjoy the beaches of Lake Malawi
  • Admire Malawi's famous tea plantations and hike in the Mulanje Massif
  • Search for wildlife on a river cruise safari in Liwonde
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The tour "Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer" starts in Lusaka and ends in Lilongwe. This is a kayaking and canoeing tour that takes 16 days. You will travel through Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi and visit South Luangwa National Park, Livingstone, Lilongwe and 7 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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; plus 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.
  • Day 1 : Join Lusaka
  • Day 2 : Kafue River (170 kms; 3.5 hrs)
  • Day 3 : Lower Zambezi Canoeing
  • Day 4 : Lower Zambezi Canoeing
  • Day 5 : Lusaka and the Great East Road (570 kms; 9.5 hrs)
  • Day 6-8 : South Luangwa National Park (310 kms; 5.5 hrs)
  • Day 9 : Lilongwe (370 kms; 6.5 hrs)
  • Day 10-11 : Mulanje Massif (360 kms; 6.5 hrs)
  • Day 12-13 : Liwonde Game Reserve (220 kms; 5.5 hrs)
  • Day 14 : Lake Malawi (160 kms; 3 hrs)
  • Day 15 : Lake Malawi and Lilongwe (270 kms; 4.5 hrs)
  • Day 16 : In Lilongwe, trip concludes
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private transport in custom built 4wd safari vehicle
  • English speaking local guide
  • 12 nights in guest houses, chalets and tented lodges on a twinshare basis.
  • 3 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
  • Local cash payment of US$300 payable to tour leader on day 1
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e laundry, phone calls, tips, etc)
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Optional activities and equipment hire (eg. kayak hire & snorkelling gear at Lake Malawi)
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 16 2019
5 - Excellent
The tour of Zambia and Malawi was fantastic - fewer tourists meant uncrowded wildlife viewing and authentic interactions with local people. Our guides were excellent and true ambassadors for their countries. Lake Malawi was a... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Livingstone's Africa - Zambia & Malawi Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 September 2024, a deposit of 324 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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