Imagine Zambia and Malawi

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi
11 nights private tour from $6,400

Journey to Zambia’s renowned South Luangwa National Park, famed for impressive elephant and leopard populations, with a stay in an authentic camp positioned along the banks of the Luangwa River, which elephants congregate around frequently. This safari is exceptional value for money and is topped off with a stay on a secluded tropical island off Lake Malawi, where you can enjoy a myriad of water sports on the glistening, crystal clear water.

Imagine Zambia and Malawi
At a glance
  • The combination of exceptional guides and value for money makes Flatdogs Camp a steal.

  • The tents at Flatdogs have a view of the Luangwa River or the waterhole, bringing you close to the action on the veranda of your tent.

  • Unwind on the unspoilt beaches of your island retreat off the lesser known Lake Malawi.

  • Lake Malawi has some of the clearest freshwater in the world, making snorkelling or diving a phenomenal experience. The conditions for diving are relatively easy to it’s perfect for beginners or casual dives.

Journey highlights
  • The combination of exceptional guides and value for money makes Flatdogs Camp a steal.

  • The tents at Flatdogs have a view of the Luangwa River or the waterhole, bringing you close to the action on the veranda of your tent.

  • Unwind on the unspoilt beaches of your island retreat off the lesser known Lake Malawi.

  • Lake Malawi has some of the clearest freshwater in the world, making snorkelling or diving a phenomenal experience. The conditions for diving are relatively easy to it’s perfect for beginners or casual dives.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

With varied topography across Malawi, from the high mountains to the Shire Valley below 180m, Malawi has very varied weather. The Shire Valley is tropical with high temperatures and humidity. The rainy season is roughly from December to March, in which the wettest districts are the mountains in the south. It begins to be dry again throughout April and May, in which the days between May through to Novemeber are clear and warm, making it the best time to visit.


Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • June
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • July
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
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    $1,800
  • August
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
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    $1,800
  • September
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
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    $1,800
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
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    $1,600
  • December
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
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Itinerary

Fly to Lusaka
Day 1-5

South Luangwa National Park

On arrival into Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, feel your excitement build as you board a light aircraft to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. Your destination and home for the next 4 nights is Flatdogs Camp, located along the banks of the Luangwa River, just outside of the national park. After settling into camp and watching a herd of jovial elephants ambling down the banks of the river, you will journey out on your first game drive. Feel your adrenaline build as you are driven into the park in your open safari vehicle and watch the nature unfold around you. The park is famed for elephant and leopard sightings and your expert guide will track these majestic animals, getting you involved too. Being in a leopard’s territory and knowing that a pair of striking amber eyes may be looking out at you from the shadow of a tree is enough to set anyone’s pulse racing and you’ll watch in complete awe when you come across one of these beautiful animals.  

Your time here will be spent game driving in the mornings and afternoons, with the option to laze by the pool with an ice-cold drink in between. You will also have the chance to venture out on a walking safari; this is the ultimate nature walk as all your senses awaken and you fully immerse yourself in the wilderness. Evenings are spent enjoying a hearty meal before gathering around a crackling campfire under the night sky brimming with stars. 

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp ( 4 nights )
Day 5-12

Lake Malawi

This morning after more wildlife encounters, you’ll be taken back to Mfuwe in time for your light aircraft flight to Lilongwe in Malawi. From here you’ll be met by your driver and privately transferred to your island home for the next 7 nights, Mumbo Island Lodge. Mumbo has a magical location on a secluded, tropical island surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear water. Your week here can be as laidback or as energetic as you wish. Laze in the hammock draped from your thatched chalet, overlooking the lake with a beer in hand. Take to the glistening water on kayak and explore hidden coves and caves. Hike the lush trails of the island and meander through the Miombo forest. Learn to scuba dive and explore the giant granite boulders and array of vibrantly coloured fish. Or sink into serenity on the beach, listening to the sounds of the waves gently lapping the shore. The choice is yours.

Accommodation: Mumbo Island Lodge ( 7 nights )
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • A
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  • J
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  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

With varied topography across Malawi, from the high mountains to the Shire Valley below 180m, Malawi has very varied weather. The Shire Valley is tropical with high temperatures and humidity. The rainy season is roughly from December to March, in which the wettest districts are the mountains in the south. It begins to be dry again throughout April and May, in which the days between May through to Novemeber are clear and warm, making it the best time to visit.

Imagine Zambia and Malawi
Imagine Zambia and Malawi

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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