Extraordinary Zambia

Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa & Lake Malawi
12 nights private tour from $12,900 per person

Let us take you on an adventure through Zambia, a country that offers some of Africa’s most diverse and dramatic wildlife encounters. From a remote safari experience in the Lower Zambezi to action-packed game viewing in the South Luangwa, we’ll then fly you over to Lake Malawi for a chic beach escape. We’ve hand selected some of the most stylish camps and lodges so you can explore these wild places of Africa in luxury, with some enviable experiences to enjoy along the way.

Extraordinary Zambia
At a glance
  • Float down the Zambezi river on a canoe or motorboat and gain a totally unique perspective of the wildlife around you.

  • Both the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa have a thriving population of the endangered African wild dog, which are often spotted on game drives.

  • Sink into tranquillity in your private plunge pool and gaze out over the floodplain in front of camp, which is a magnet for wildlife.

  • End your safari adventure with at an indulgent beach retreat on Lake Malawi.

Journey highlights
  • Float down the Zambezi river on a canoe or motorboat and gain a totally unique perspective of the wildlife around you.

  • Both the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa have a thriving population of the endangered African wild dog, which are often spotted on game drives.

  • Sink into tranquillity in your private plunge pool and gaze out over the floodplain in front of camp, which is a magnet for wildlife.

  • End your safari adventure with at an indulgent beach retreat on Lake Malawi.

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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

When to visit

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Zambia and Malawi have a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons. This itinerary is designed to fall within one of Zambia's most beautiful seasons - the lush, green and warm time at the end of the rains, before the bush starts to dry up. The weather will be warm and balmy with clear skies and sunshine, and cooler evenings and mornings. A perfect time for lovely game viewing and relaxing on the beach in the heat of the day.


Price Guide: (per person 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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January $12,900 $3,200 plan your trip
February $12,900 $3,200 plan your trip
March $12,900 $3,200 plan your trip
April $14,200 $3,600 plan your trip
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,200
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    $3,600
  • July
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,600
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    $3,900
  • August
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,600
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    $3,900
  • September
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,600
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    $3,900
  • October
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,900
    Deposit from*
    $3,200
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,900
    Deposit from*
    $3,200
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,900
    Deposit from*
    $3,200
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,200
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Lusaka
Day 1-5

Lower Zambezi

Flying overnight into Johannesburg and connecting to Lusaka, you’ll then hop onto a light aircraft into the Lower Zambezi. Feel your excitement build as you fly low over this spectacular wild area of Zambia and land in the wilderness. Your guide will greet you off the plane and game drive you to Old Mondoro, your home for the next four nights. This carbon neutral  camp of only 5 chalets has an incredible location along the mighty Zambezi river. With no fences surrounding the camp, you can watch elephants ambling through from the comfort of your private veranda or from the tranquillity of your outdoor bath. 
This afternoon venture out on a game drive and feel the thrill of getting up close to a herd of majestic elephants or a pack of the elusive African wild dog, before stopping for a scenic sundowner as the sky begins to turn vivid orange. As darkness unfolds, game drive back to camp and listen to the sound of hyenas cackling in the distance and scan the bush for the nocturnal species.
Due to the river running through the park, there are a number of water-based activities you can experience during your time here. Try your hand at catch and release tiger fishing, drift down the Zambezi on a boat or canoe, observing pods of hippos and animals drinking from the water’s edge.  If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, embark on a walking safari led by an expert guide and feel your senses awaken as you learn to track wildlife.

Accommodation: Old Mondoro ( 4 nights )
Day 5-8

South Luangwa National Park

This morning after a delicious breakfast cooked up for you out in the bush, you’ll catch a flight to the South Luangwa National Park. This enchanting wilderness with the Luangwa River running through it is a haven for wildlife and your camp, Puku Ridge, quite like the previous camp, has an impressive location looking onto a private floodplain and watering hole. Game viewing will be effortless as you gaze out from the serenity of your private plunge pool on your elevated deck. Tantalise your tasted buds with a delicious lunch, perhaps paired with fine South African wine, before heading out on your afternoon game drive. Wildlife viewing here is incredible and you can even feel the thrill of following a pack of African wild dogs or view a leopard draped along the high branch of an acacia tree. You’ll then stop for a gin and tonic or ice-cold beer at a scenic sundowner spot, watching elephants and giraffes silhouetted against the dusty horizon.
During your time here make the most of your wildlife encounters, by heading out on walking safari’s led by highly trained guides and scanning the bush at night whilst on a night game drive, in search for the rare, nocturnal species.

Accommodation: Puku Ridge Tented Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 8-13

Likoma Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi

Island beach-bliss awaits you. Today you will leave Zambia and fly to Malawi where you’ll stay at Kaya Mawa, located on Likoma island in the heart of Lake Malawi. This chic beach retreat has the most magical location on a secluded, tropical island surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear water. Your days here can be as laidback or energetic as you wish. Take to the glistening water on kayak or SUP and explore hidden coves and caves. Sail out and plunge into the water to snorkel amongst the incredible marine life and be astonished by the pristine visibility. Explore the friendly island of Likoma and wonder through the roads to the cathedrals and market stalls. For adrenaline junkies, book a kite surfing session at Kaya Mawa’s kite surfing centre, the only one on the island. Or while away the hours on the golden sand beach reading your favourite book, taking the occasional trip to the beach bar for a revitalising cocktail.

Accommodation: Kaya Mawa ( 5 nights )
Fly home
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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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Zambia and Malawi have a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons. This itinerary is designed to fall within one of Zambia's most beautiful seasons - the lush, green and warm time at the end of the rains, before the bush starts to dry up. The weather will be warm and balmy with clear skies and sunshine, and cooler evenings and mornings. A perfect time for lovely game viewing and relaxing on the beach in the heat of the day.

Extraordinary Zambia
Extraordinary Zambia

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.

Plan your trip

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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