16 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to London


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 nights

On the 3rd (Mon), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Big Tree.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online journey planner.

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, identify plant and animal life at The Explorer Club, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone sightseeing website.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. When traveling from Victoria Falls in April, plan for little chillier days in Livingstone, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lusaka.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Lusaka, Zambia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Livingstone to Lusaka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lilongwe.
Parks · Wildlife
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Lilongwe, Malawi — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Chongoni Rock Art Area in Dedza (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lilongwe trip maker tool.

You can fly from Lusaka to Lilongwe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mulanje.
Shopping · Parks · Spas · Nature
Side Trip
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Mulanje, Malawi — 2 nights

On the 14th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mulanje travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Mulanje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature
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Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Kayaking & Canoeing
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Malawi travel guide

Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.