19 days in Zimbabwe, Lake Malawi National Park & South Luangwa National Park Itinerary

19 days in Zimbabwe, Lake Malawi National Park & South Luangwa National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Lilongwe International Airport, Drive to Cape Maclear
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Cape Maclear, Malawi
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 5 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Drive
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Cape Maclear, Malawi — 4 nights

Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. Cape Maclear is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Thumbi View Lodge Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Maclear trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Maclear is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Maclear, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Cape Maclear. You will leave for South Luangwa National Park on the 28th (Fri).
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 5 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Kundalila Falls (in Serenje) and South Luangwa National Park (in Mpika).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Luangwa National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Maclear to South Luangwa National Park takes 9 hours. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 2nd (Wed).
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping
Side Trips
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 6th (Sun), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from South Luangwa National Park to Victoria Falls takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zambezi National Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on African Exodus Safaris.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zambezi National Park holiday site.

Zambezi National Park is very close to Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Lake Malawi National Park travel guide

3.8
Scuba & Snorkeling

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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