21 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

21 days in Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Western Province, Zambia
— 2 nights
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
5
Zomba, Malawi
— 1 night
6
Salima, Malawi
— 3 nights
7
Karonga, Malawi
— 3 nights
8
Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 2 nights


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2
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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. You've now added Sioma Ngwezi National Park to your itinerary.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Western Province journey planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Western Province is an approximately 161.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antwerp to Western Province. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Western Province

Nature Parks
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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 as well as Victoria Falls. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, thenadmire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip planning website.

Getting from Western Province to Livingstone by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Livingstone sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Helicopter Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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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.
Get outdoors at The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Lower Zambezi National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parays Game Ranch and PaZuri Place. There's more to do: stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mulanje trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Mulanje takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Mulanje can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zomba.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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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 out how to plan a trip to Zomba, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mulanje to Zomba by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chongoni Rock-Art Area. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuti Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Salima online travel planner.

Drive from Zomba to Salima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Salima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Karonga.

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife

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 where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Karonga day trip planning app.

Fly from Salima to Karonga in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Kafue National Park on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
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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 reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kafue National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Karonga to Kafue National Park takes 21 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature Parks
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

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