16-day Zambia and Malawi Livingstone Trail
With its mix of accommodation and camping, this is one of our more adventurous tours. It is not for the faint-hearted and you will need to have some patience and flexibility as travelling (due to road conditions) can be slow and some nights the accommodation is more basic. However, the adventure is worth the rewards with amazing scenery and fantastic highlights including paddling down the Zambezi, outstanding game viewing in South Luangwa, Kuti and Liwonde, Malawi’s highlands and of course the magnificent Lake Malawi.
DEPARTS: LUSAKA on Saturday at 16:00pm
ENDS: LILONGWE on Sunday at 11:00am
* Lower Zambezi – canoeing
* South Luangwa NP – game walk & 4WD game drives
* Mulanje Massif – tea plantations, hiking
* Liwonde – boat cruise & game drive
* Lake Malawi – snorkelling & island beaches
An exciting safari experience exploring the diversity of the lesser travelled South Eastern African countries. This tour is not for the faint-hearted, and requires some patience; the travelling can be slow, some nights the accommodation is basic, however the journey offers amazing scenery and fantastic highlights, well worth the long travel days. We recommend malaria prophylactics. A safari for travellers with a sense of adventure.
Overnight: 12 nights on safari we stay at chalets, tented lodges and guest houses, with en suite facilities. 3 nights camping (Sunway will provide tents, mats and chairs, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag). Of which 1 night we “camp wild” without fences in the wilderness on an island in the Zambezi.
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches & 7 dinners are included. Of which; 9 breakfasts are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are prepared by the Sunway crew at the vehicle & enjoyed around the campfire.
Transport: Due to the sometimes demanding road conditions you travel in a Sunway Safari truck with 12 seats. Potholes, speed bumps(!) & rain-damaged gravel roads are characteristic of the areas we travel through and can make driving slow and bouncy. However, we pass through roadside villages and thus have the opportunity to witness the local lifestyle. For the game drives in South Luangwa National Park, we use open-sided 4WD vehicles with local guides.
Limited participation: An essential part of your safari is some participation. From carrying your own bag to cleaning your window and packing the truck in the morning – it’s all part of your adventure. For the longer days if everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Where the tour leaders provide meals we ask that clients help (on rotation) with washing up.
- Kuti Wildlife Reserve
- Mumbo Island
- Liwonde National Park
- South Luangwa National Park
- Lower Zambezi National Park