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Malawi & Vic Falls – 11days

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Please note that all passengers are to obtain their own visa’s before day of departure.

Spend 11 days exploring four East African countries on this great adventure from Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls. We leave the coastal city 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 where we chill out on the beaches and enjoy our friendly hosts before arriving in Zambia at South Luangwa National Park where you will witness unbelievable sunsets and world class game viewing. Our final stretch takes us to Victoria Falls where there are a bunch of activities for you to get involved in.

Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this

Single Supplement R1,800
Activity Package R1,350
Green Seat R140

Day 01

Mikumi

Today we leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and our journey leads us to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park

Distance
±195km
Route
Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
Optional Activities
Mikumi National Park Game Drive (min 6 clients)
Day 02

Iringa

Today we travel further inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.

Distance
±360km
Route
Mikumi to Iringa
Included Activities
Diner in a local Masai Restaurant
Day 03

Nkhata Bay

Today we leave Tanzania and enter Malawi. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp.

Distance
±685km
Route
Iringa to Nkhata Bay
Places
Day 04

Nkhotakota Bay – Malawi

Leaving Nkhata Bay, we journey north to Nkhotakota Bay and our accommodation stop for the night, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. Here you will have the afternoon free to snorkel in the crystal clear waters or try out the traditional dug out canoe and have fun in trying to master it.

Distance
±220km
Route
Nkhata Bay to Nkhotakota Bay
Optional Activities
Mbewa Village Visit
Walking Safari into Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Nkhotakota Pottery Training Workshop (per hour)
Day 05

Nkhotakota Bay

For much of the 19th century, it was the busiest slave-trading centre on Lake Malawi By the 1850s, Nkhotakota had become the main terminus from which as many as 20,000 slaves annually were shipped across the lake from present-day Malawi to the Indian Ocean port of Kilwa Kivinje (Tanzania). Today you will have the opportunity to experience the Slave Trade & Historical tour, gaining insight where Arab Traders organised the slave trade to Zanzibar. The tour includes the trees where Livingstone negotiated with the slave traders, the Church built by the first missionaries and the pool in the hills where enemies of the Arabs magically escaped.

Activity Package
Slave Trade & Historical Tour
Day 06

Lilongwe

Today we depart Nkhotakota Bay and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.

Distance
±175km
Route
Nkhotakota Bay to Lilongwe
Included Activities
Lilongwe Local Market Visit
Day 07

Zambia – South Luangwa National Park

Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.

Distance
±280km
Route
Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park
Activity Package
Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 08

South Luangwa National Park

In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.

Activity Package
Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa
Optional Activities
Safari Walk in South Luangwa National Park
Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 09

Chipata

We leave South Luangwa and drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, with its lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

Distance
±130km
Route
South Luangwa NP to Chipata
Places
Chipata
Day 10

Lusaka

The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city.

Distance
±590km
Route
Chipata to Lusaka
Places
Day 11

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

On the last day of the journey we drive from Lusaka, across the Zimbabwean border into Victoria Falls. Although your tour ends here we do recommend that you spend another 1 to 2 nights in this area to experience Victoria Falls and many exciting adrenaline activities here.

Distance
±480km
Route
Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Victoria Falls

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