• Lion paws in Zambia
  • South Luangwa river in Zambia
  • Elephants in South Luangwa
  • Blue Zebra pool and Lake Malawi
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Zambia & Malawi: Safari & Beach

Safari and beach, the perfect combination.

11 days from £4,780pp plus international flights.

Safari in Zambia's superb South Luangwa then relax on an uninhabited island in Lake Malawi.

  • Classic safari and beach combination
  • Exciting game drives in South Luangwa
  • Get close to nature on guided walks
  • A gorgeous lodge on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi
  • Go kayaking, snorkelling and diving
  • Marvel at the prolific bird life

A week on safari in South Luangwa, regarded by many as the best safari destination of them all, followed by lazy days on an island in Lake Malawi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This holiday is a dual delight!

This excellent holiday starts with incredible game viewing opportunities in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Apart from being a beautiful landscape this park is home to prolific numbers of wildlife of many different species. Lions and leopards are commonly sighted, hippos are everywhere, there are loads of elephants, and even the rare wild dog can be found here. This is without mentioning all the other plains game such as zebras, antelopes, giraffe, buffalo and more.

Your week on safari is based at a lodge and at one of its sister bushcamps, all of which are owner-run, and offer comfortable accommodation and food, and good guiding. You'll have a mixture of game drives and guided walks, each offering a different perspective and leaving you with a comprehensive insight into the flora and fauna of this special location.

Days on safari are long and can be tiring, so you'll need to time to unwind. You fly to Malawi where you spend 3 nights on tiny Nankoma Island in the Marelli Archipelago. This is a real gem, an unspoilt island rich in bird life, surrounded by the clear waters of Lake Malawi, where myriads of colourful fish can be seen. Your days here are free for you do as you wish. Paradise!

We recommend this as a wonderful combination of safari and beach which will suit most people.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

Where you could be staying

Below are our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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