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Zambia and Malawi | 4x4 Adventure

Experience abundant wildlife and raw wilderness on a guided self-drive journey through Zambia and Malawi.  Here in the warm heart of Africa, you will find spectacular sunsets, abundant wildlife, friendly people, hundreds of bird species, herds of elephant and vast open spaces. An unforgettable holiday and a truly African adventure.

tour duration 17 Days
from R26,950
next trip 10 Aug 2022
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Our Zambia and Malawi adventure is a 17 day guided self-drive adventure starting in Livingstone, Zambia, taking you through South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi.  On the return trip to Livingstone, we drive through Kafue National Park, the oldest and largest of Zambia's national parks and one of the largest national parks in Africa.  

Experience abundant wildlife and raw wilderness in the warm heart of Africa where you will find spectacular sunsets, friendly people and vast open spaces. An unforgettable holiday and a truly African adventure.


All meals
Boat Cruise
Professional guide
Tented Accommodation


Border Crossing fees & road taxes
Guide Gratuity
Out of country medical emergency evacuation cover

Tour Dates

10 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 - R26,950.00

Day 1


We meet at Camp Nkwazi, just outside Livingstone. The camp is set in shaded woodlands on the bank of the mighty Zambezi, it is one of the finest campsites in Southern Africa.

By the time you arrive, your tents would have been pitched and our bush chef will be preparing the first of the culinary delights you will be enjoying on this safari. The evening will be spent socialising around the fire and getting to know each other as the sun sets over the Zambezi River, with the sound of hippos snorting and grunting in the background.

During the course of the evening, the Bhejane guide will elaborate on the adventure that lies ahead

Day 2

Making an early start after a hearty breakfast, and after you have all been issued with two-way hand-held radios, we take to the road and leave for Lusaka, Where we will overnight on our way up to South Luangwa National Park

Day 3

Another day of driving through beautiful Zambian landscapes, we continue our journey northwards, over-nighting at a campsite just outside of Chipata.

Day 4, 5 and 6

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa.

The camp is set along the banks of the Luangwa river, surrounded by riverine habitat with fantastic views and it is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp.

From here we will go and explore the National park at our own leisure in our own vehicles. Please note that we will not be game viewing in a convoy but rather everyone will go their own way on the good road network. It would be advisable to have a GPS with Tracks 4 Africa

Day 7

Today, we leave the beauty of Zambia and cross over into Malawi. The Malawian people are one of its greatest assets: friendly and welcoming to a fault. Every visitor is met with a smile and the warmth of the welcome is genuine and long-lasting. With a population of a little more than 14 million, Malawi is one of the more densely peopled countries of this part of Africa. Most of the population is rural, living largely in traditional villages.

After our time in the bush, we have a night in Lilongwe. A trip to the old-city market is well worth it, with gleaming fruit, stunning wooden carvings, African cloth and African music spreading across the whole place. We will also use this as a chance to resupply before heading on to the lake for the next part of our adventure.

Day 8, 9 and 10

We leave early from our camp for our next highlight: Lake Malawi!

Half a day of driving through spectacular scenery takes us to our camp on the shores of this majestic Lake, which will make you feel as though you have just arrived at a tropical island.  We have 3 nights/2days here to soak up the sun, relax, go snorkelling or go on a boat trip.  There are also plenty of art and cultural activities on offer in the area.

Included in the trip is a sunset boat cruise.

Day 11 and 12

We start our southward journey, making our way to Kafue National Park.

Day 13 and 14

This must be one of the most under-rated parks, in all of Africa.

Kafue is Zambia’s largest National Park. It covers an area of over 22,500 square kilometers in Western Zambia. Although it is Zambia’s oldest Park it is still relatively undeveloped and always gives a feeling of true wilderness. Elephants, lions, cheetahs and leopards are often sighted, and packs of wild dogs also roam around.

We spend two nights at Kasabushi camp on the banks of the Kafue River at yet another stunning camp. There are plenty of tracks in the area for those wishing to go explore or you can simply relax and watch the game and abundant birdlife from the camp, under the shade of some magnificent trees.

We enjoy a memorable two-hour boat trip on the Kafue River.

Day 15

Today we travel through the park to Hippo Bay on the banks of Lake Ithezi-thezi; the area teems with game and the birding is also exceptional.

Day 16

Today we make our way out of the park and drive on to Livingstone, where we will have our last evening dinner together around the fire.

Day 17

After a hearty breakfast, we say our goodbyes.


Zambia and Malawi


3 800kms approximately


Camp Nkwazi, just outside Livingstone


2 x 4 with good ground clearance and low range
4 x 4 (Suburu Forrester, Mitsubishi Pajero, Renault Duster)


Yes, but they must be 4 x 4 trailers


Hot running water for showers
Flushing toilets at all the camp sites


Yes - throughout




We recommend bringing enough alcohol for the first two nights, and then replenishing your supplies while on tour as you will not be allowed to bring too much (2L wine & 1L beer or spirits) over the border


Not required for South African passport holders
Passports but be valid for at least 6 months & have at least 2 blank pages