Experience the best of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi with this 15-day adventure for all the family. Staying at a selection of high end, family friendly resorts. Sample the excitement of some activities at Victoria falls, create unforgettable memories on a Zambian safari and then relax and unwind on Mumbo island at Lake Malawi. It will be a truly special family adventure to remember. This itinerary offers high end options, but is just an example to give you an idea of what we can offer. We would be happy to tweak this trip to make it the perfect trip for you.
After flying into Lusaka you will board a flight to Livingstone Airport, once you arrive in Livingstone you will be greeted by a Victoria Falls Hotel guide who will transfer you to the hotel. The historic Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks the Victoria Falls Bridge and the gorges below. Situated in acres of private garden, the charm and tranquil atmosphere of the hotel has earned international acclaim. During your stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel you will have the opportunity to partake in many activities, such as a helicopter flight over the falls, canoeing through the Zambezi River, or if you are feeling really brave a bungee jump from Vic Falls Bridge.
After a final breakfast at Victoria Falls Hotel you will be transferred to Livingstone to catch your flight to Lusaka and then onto the Royal Airstrip ahead of your next destination… Potato Bush Camp
With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River and escarpment, this site is nestled under Mahogany, Sausage, Winter Thorn and Acacia Tortillas Trees, which provide excellent shade. Potato Bush Camp is comprised of three well-appointed Canvas and Rosewood Safari Tents and also a 2-bedroom Family Tent (similar to the very popular Kigelia House at Sausage Tree Camp).
It is time to take flight once again, next stop Mfuwe Airport via Lusaka Airport. A Malawian Style guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Robins House, South Luangwa National Park. Robin’s house is a small, private and exclusive house on the banks of the Luangwa River, ideal for young families. With its own team of staff dedicated to looking after you Robin’s House offers a home away from home but with added luxuries. During your stay in South Luangwa you’ll be able to partake in 2 safari activites per day you can choose between a game drive or walking safari, both offering a fantastic opportunity to get closer to nature.
After breakfast it’s time to hit the road and head to Salima. Your Malawian Style guide will drive you, it’s approximately a 7-hour drive from South Luangwa. From Salima there is a boat transfer to the island which takes about 20 minutes. Blue Zebra Island Lodge is tucked away on Nankoma Island, a part of the Marelli Island archipelago. During your time on the island you will be able to enjoy drinks by the pool, soak in the sun on the beach, snorkel and discover the Blue Zebra Cichlids, and even play badminton. The Island is renowned for its dazzling array of bird life, you will find yourself on an un-spoilt island paradise, surrounded by nature and luxury.
Your guide will transfer you to Cape Maclear, which is about a 2 hr drive, in time for your afternoon boat transfer to the island. Mumbo is based 10 km off the Cape Maclear peninsula and takes 45 minutes by boat, or if you are feeling like an athlete feel free to kayak out to the island, which should take about 2 hrs. Enjoy the next 3 days in paradise, make the most of the incredible snorkelling, crystal clear waters, fascinating bird life, diverse flora and fauna, semi challenging walks and stunning sunsets. Make sure to hike up to Pod rock for a sun-downer.
Alas, it’s time to say goodbye to island life – until next time! Your guide will meet you off the boat at Cape Maclear and transfer you to Lilongwe for your onward journey… hopefully all complete with memories of a truly unforgettable family holiday,
– Internal flights within Zambia & Malawi plus Airport transfers
– 2 game activities a day in Zambia + Parks Fees + All Meals + Non-Motorised water sports on Likoma Island.
– Local bar drinks at the bush camps
– Laundry, Tourism Levies and VAT
– International flights + Visas + Drinks (Except where included)
This itinerary is merely an example and should be used as a guideline. We will happily personalise the trip to make your adventure in Malawi and Zambia perfect. If you would like to consider some extensions we would strongly recommend some of the below locations, where more information can be found under Zambia and Beyond:
– Kafue National Park & Busanga Plains – Liuwa Plains – Chobe National Park – Mumbo Island – Nyika Plateau – Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve – Majete Wildlife Reserve – Liwonde National Park