21 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

21 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

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21 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

Start: Antwerp, Belgium
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Western Province, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Zomba, Malawi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Salima, Malawi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Karonga, Malawi
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
8
Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Antwerp, Belgium


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2
nights
Western Province, Zambia

Western Province ©
Western Province, encompasses the area formerly known as Barotseland in the colonial era.GeographyThe geography of the province is dominated by the Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi river, extending from the confluence of the Zambezi with the Lungwebungu and Kabompo Rivers at the northern border of the province, to a point below Senanga and above the Ngonye Falls in the south. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sioma Ngwezi National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Western Province trip planner .

Antwerp, Belgium to Western Province is an approximately 32-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antwerp to Western Province. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Western Province

Parks Nature
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Sioma Ngwezi National Park ©
Sioma Ngwezi National Park

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
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 Kayaking & Canoeing, River Rafting & Tubing and Victoria Falls. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On your second day here, stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Livingstone travel app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Western Province to Livingstone in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Livingstone sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Helicopter Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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.
Visiting Chaminuka Game Reserve and The Lilayi Elephant Nursery will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Parays Game Ranch and PaZuri Place. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Livingstone to Lusaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Parays Game Ranch ©
Parays Game Ranch

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mulanje holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lusaka to Mulanje in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Mulanje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zomba.

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Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

1
night
Zomba, Malawi

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zomba attractions tool .

Getting from Mulanje to Zomba by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Zomba, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salima.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau

3
nights
Salima, Malawi

Salima ©
Salima may refer to:People Salima Aga Khan (born 1940), ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan Salima Ghezali (born 1958), an Algerian journalist and writer Salima Hamouche (born 1984), an Algerian volleyball player Salima Hashmi, a Pakistani artist and writer Salima Ikram (born 1965), a Pakistani archaeologist Salima Machamba (1874–1964), a sultan of Mohéli Salima Murad (c. You've now added Chongoni Rock-Art Area to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zomba to Salima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Karonga.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area

3
nights
Karonga, Malawi

Karonga
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Karonga trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Salima to Karonga in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Kafue National Park on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
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nights
Kafue National Park, Zambia

Kafue National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kafue National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kafue National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Karonga to Kafue National Park takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

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