Victoria Falls & Malawi 1760 , 13 Days

 An exhilarating odyssey awaits you in Africa’s vivacious oasis, Victoria Falls, the gateway to our riveting expedition across Vic Falls & Malawi. We recommend an early touchdown in this resort town, allowing you the chance to saturate your senses in the cornucopia of local endeavors.As we carve our path forward, a vivid tapestry of dynamic markets, radiant villages, and pastoral landscapes promises to paint your travel canvas. Our wildlife rendezvous commences at South Luangwa National Park, celebrated as a sanctuary for the elusive leopard and the docile hippo. The park, a favored safari haven, takes pride in its abundant wildlife that thrives along the fertile banks of the Luangwa River, one of Africa’s thriving hotspots of biodiversity.Our expedition sails towards Malawi, the affectionate ‘warm heart of Africa.’ Immerse yourself in the untouched serenity of Lake Malawi, engaging in an array of water-based exploits such as kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling, before we ascend from the majesty of the Great Rift Valley.The crescendo of our tour is the bustling port city of Dar es Salaam, which has blossomed from humble fishing village roots into one of Africa’s urban behemoths. Although the official tour narrative concludes here, the opportunity to pen an extended chapter of your adventure is open with our Zanzibar package.

Please note that the listed price is for tent accommodation at specificly designed camping sites. You can also book an accommodated version (in double room bungalows) of the tour as you can check the supplement payment in the additional expences section listed below after the itinearay !

Highlights:
Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a truly beautiful world heritage site
South Luangwa National Park
Mikumi National Park - Tanzania’s fourth-largest park, part of an expansive 75,000 square kilometer wilderness, incorporating Selous, the continent’s largest game sanctuary.
♦ Lake Malawi - teeming with more fish species than any other lake on earth and offering wonderful snorkelling and diving experiences


Itinerary:

Day 1. Livingstone – Chirundu
Setting off early from the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before we head off on a long day travelling. We get our first impressions of East Africa through the window of our truck: colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey as we travel through Zambia. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead. -/L/D

Day 2. Chirundu
As our lodge is situated along the banks of the Kafue River, today is free for you to participate in some of the activities on offer. Fishing on the Zambezi River is one of the most popular activities, or book a full day safari experience in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Other optional activities include a river safari, birding and an excursion to the baobab forest and bat cave. B/L/D

Day 3. Petauke
This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home. We make a delightful stop at Luangwa Market, a bustling hub where local Zambian vendors showcase their wares. Among the treasures on display are masau and masaku, delectable fruits that are available year-round and renowned for their mouth-watering taste. In addition, other African curios catch our eye, from charming miniature hippos to intricately woven baskets and papyrus carpets, adding to the colourful tapestry of this vibrant marketplace.B/L/D

Day 4. South Luangwa National Park
We look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. We make a stop at Mulberry Mongoose to view their local jewellery and curios, these accessories are hand crafted by local ladies from South Luangwa using organic materials originating from the African bush. The Chipata area is a major producer of cotton and we get a taste of the creativity of the African culture. One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away. B/L/D

Day 5. South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset drive in the park including a sundowner stop. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day. B/L/D

Day 6. Lake Malawi
This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than any other lake. We spend the night on the shores of the lake this natural wonder. B/L/D

Day 7. Lake Malawi
Today is all about the lake and this day is set aside for you to relax at the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer. If you wish, an optional hike can be done with a local guide to the nearby Dwanbazi Waterfall. Located a short 30-minute drive from Nglala Beach Hotel, the waterfall offers a breath-taking panorama from the summit. Depending on the weather, we may even have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the pristine waters surrounded by the lush greenery and natural splendour of the surrounding landscape. B/L/D

Day 8. Lake Malawi
Today we are back on the road for most of the day travelling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi. Our Nomad guide will lead us on a village walk through a nearby village in the afternoon. After the walk, enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach. B/L/D

Day 9. Mbega
We depart this morning and continue north, heading for the Utengule Coffee Lodge where we will overnight. B/L/D

Day 10. Tanzania – Iringa
Before heading to Iringa, we will make a stop at a local coffee plantation where we have the opportunity to see the process of growing and harvesting coffee beans and will be able to sample some of the beans. We then ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way further into Tanzania. B/L/D

Day 11. Mikumi
This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. We have a quick stop at the Baobab Valley, Tanzania. A mesmerizing landscape dotted with ancient, towering baobab trees that have stood the test of time. These iconic trees create a surreal and breath-taking scene, casting dramatic shadows against the African savannah, the perfect backdrop to stop for a group picture. We then reach Mikumi, which ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Today you will have the opportunity to book a game drive in Mikumi National Park. B/L/D

Day 12. Dar es Salaam
Tonight we head towards the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. We overnight in Dar es Salaam and enjoy an optional meal out in the city to mark our final night of tour. B/L/-

Day 13. Dar es Salaam
Enjoy breakfast with your group before you bid your fellow travellers farewell. Your tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning. B/-/-

Practical information: Tour guides will shop and prepare meals and group participation in camp chores is required. ►Luggage should not exceed 10 kg. ►Bring Euro, USD or South African Rand in cash for this trip. Local payment should be made in cash in ZAR or USD. Traveller checkes, credit cards and $100 bills are not accepted for this purpose.►Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits – ie: no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. ►Bring some small gifts. All children love ballpoint pens and coloured pencils and books. Please avoid giving children sweets and money as this encourages them to beg. ►You will be part of an international group and you will be expected to participate in some of the daily activities as preparing food, pushing the vehicle if stuck etc. It's part of the adventure! ►This is Africa, where everything happens at its own slow pace and not always as planned, so take it easy and with a smile!

Insurances: You need an adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided.

Vaccination: A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality. Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.We recommend that you have the following vaccinations for Africa: Hepatitis A (Havrax), Cholera, Yellow Fever, Tetanus Booster Shot, Rabies. Please note this guide is for information only - you should consult your doctor or travel clinic for the latest requirements. 

Notes: The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. ► Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. As the activities on your tour can be moved to any day during your tour, we also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends. ►Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time ►Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.


Price Includes:
Accommodation: 12 nights at camping accommodation in double tents
Meals according to the itinerary (B-breakfast,L-lunch,D-dinner)(unless otherwise specified,all meals are prepared and served at the adventure truck)
Transport according to the program with adventure truck
English speaking guide
Entrance fees to National Parks
Filtered water

Not Included:
international flight tickets
travel insurance
transfers from and to the airport
tips
optional adventures on spot
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
personal expenses
visas
entry fees associated with optional activities

Additional Services:
Supplement for an accommodated tour:price on request


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Victoria Falls & Malawi (Rated 4.71 / 5 Based on 15 Reviews.)
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1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
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80 EUR
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1760 EUR
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13 Days
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80 EUR
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13 Days
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1760 EUR
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1760 EUR
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13 Days
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80 EUR
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1760 EUR
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13 Days
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80 EUR
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Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
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Open for booking
Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
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Open for booking
Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
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Open for booking
Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1760 EUR
Duration
13 Days
Single Supplement
80 EUR
Status
Open for booking

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