22 days in Zambia & Lake Malawi National Park Itinerary

22 days in Zambia & Lake Malawi National Park Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kazungula, Zambia
Drive
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 7 nights
Drive
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cape Maclear, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive to Lilongwe International Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Livingstone, Zambia — 7 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Afrizim Rhino Walk - Mosi Oa Tunya Park as well as Savannah Southern Safaris. Visiting Victoria Falls and Livingstone Crocodile Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Livingstone with an excursion to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Livingstone is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kazungula.
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Kazungula, Zambia

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kazungula route planner.

Traveling by car from Livingstone to Kazungula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Livingstone in July: highs in Kazungula hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Chaminuka Game Reserve and Kalimba Reptile Park. Step out of Lusaka to go to Chilanga and see Munda Wanga Environmental Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall, see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kazungula to Lusaka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to South Luangwa National Park.
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 3 nights

Get outdoors at South Luangwa National Park and Kundalila Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park tour planning website.

Fly from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Cape Maclear on the 4th (Thu).
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Cape Maclear, Malawi — 2 nights

Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Thumbi View Lodge Activities.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Maclear trip maker site.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Cape Maclear takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Cape Maclear, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).
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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.
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Lake Malawi National Park travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling