15 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

15 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
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Blantyre, Malawi
— 1 night
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi
— 1 night
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 4 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Victoria Falls and The Explorer Club. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

Make your Livingstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Milan, Italy to Livingstone is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Livingstone. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Livingstone hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lusaka.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
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Lusaka, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Chaminuka Game Reserve and The Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Get some cultural insight at 37D Gallery and Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lusaka online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Livingstone to Lusaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mulanje.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Mulanje, Malawi — 1 night

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 12th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje trip planner.

Getting from Lusaka to Mulanje by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Mulanje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Blantyre.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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Blantyre, Malawi — 1 night

As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing, trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Caverna Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blantyre online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Liwonde National Park.
Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Liwonde National Park, Malawi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Shire Eco Safari Camp.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liwonde National Park journey builder website.

You can drive from Blantyre to Liwonde National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Traveling from Blantyre in July, you will find days in Liwonde National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lilongwe.
Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Lilongwe, Malawi — 4 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Step out of the city life by going to See Malawi Travel and Nature Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Chongoni Rock Art Area and Maula Cathedral. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe online visit planner.

Getting from Liwonde National Park to Lilongwe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.