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Introduction to the 16-Day Zambia Malawi Livingstone Trail Itinerary.

Welcome to the ultimate adventure through Zambia and Malawi! This 16-day itinerary will take you on an unforgettable journey, starting from Lilongwe Airport in Malawi and covering Livingstone, Kafue River, Lower Zambezi National Park, Petauke, South Luangwa National Park, Kuti WR, Mt Mulanje, Liwonde National Park, Mumbo Isle, and more. Get ready for a remarkable experience filled with wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion.

Day 1: Lilongwe Airport to Livingstone.

Upon arrival at Lilongwe Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will transfer you to Livingstone, Zambia. Take some time to relax and settle into your accommodation. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, where you can spot wildlife along the banks.

Day 2: Livingstone - Victoria Falls.

Today, get ready to witness one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the magnificent Victoria Falls. Explore the falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides, and be prepared to be awestruck by the sheer power and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3: Livingstone to Kafue River.

Embark on a scenic drive to the Kafue River, where you will set up camp for the night. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the river, keeping an eye out for hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.

Day 4: Kafue River to Lower Zambezi National Park.

Travel to the Lower Zambezi National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Settle into your camp and go on an afternoon game drive, where you may encounter elephants, lions, leopards, and more.

Day 5: Lower Zambezi National Park.

Spend the day exploring the Lower Zambezi National Park. Embark on a thrilling canoe safari along the Zambezi River, getting up close to hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. In the afternoon, take a game drive to further explore the park and spot more wildlife.

Day 6: Lower Zambezi National Park to Petauke.

Leave the national park and head towards Petauke. Along the way, stop at local villages to learn about the culture and traditions of the Zambian people. Arrive in Petauke and spend the evening relaxing at your accommodation.

Day 7: Petauke to South Luangwa National Park.

Continue your journey to South Luangwa National Park, one of Africa's premier wildlife destinations. Settle into your camp and enjoy a thrilling night game drive to witness the park's nocturnal creatures in action.

Day 8: South Luangwa National Park.

Explore the incredible biodiversity of South Luangwa National Park. Embark on morning and afternoon game drives, guided by experienced rangers who will help you spot elephants, giraffes, zebras, and maybe even the elusive leopard.

Day 9: South Luangwa National Park to Kuti WR.

Leave the wilderness of South Luangwa and head towards Kuti Wildlife Reserve. Enjoy a scenic drive through rural Zambia, passing traditional villages and beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and take a leisurely walk around the reserve.

Day 10: Kuti WR to Mt Mulanje.

Travel to the stunning Mt Mulanje in Malawi. Embark on a hiking excursion to explore the dramatic peaks and lush forests of this mountainous region. Enjoy breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Day 11: Mt Mulanje to Liwonde National Park.

Leave Mt Mulanje and journey to Liwonde National Park. Settle into your camp and embark on a boat safari along the Shire River, where you can spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.

Day 12: Liwonde National Park.

Experience the abundant wildlife of Liwonde National Park. Go on morning and afternoon game drives, keeping an eye out for elephants, buffalos, and the rare black rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by nature before continuing your game drives.

Day 13: Liwonde National Park to Mumbo Isle.

Travel to Lake Malawi and embark on a boat ride to Mumbo Isle. This pristine island offers a secluded paradise where you can swim, snorkel, and relax on the white sandy beaches. Enjoy a tranquil sunset and a night of stargazing.

Day 14: Mumbo Isle.

Spend the day exploring the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi. Discover the vibrant underwater world as you snorkel among colorful fish and other marine life. Enjoy a beach BBQ for dinner and unwind in this idyllic setting.

Day 15: Mumbo Isle to Lilongwe.

Leave Mumbo Isle and travel back to Lilongwe. Upon arrival, take a city tour to discover the vibrant markets, museums, and cultural sites. Enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on the incredible experiences of the past two weeks.

Day 16: Departure.

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Zambia and Malawi. Transfer to Lilongwe Airport for your departure flight, carrying unforgettable memories of your adventure through these beautiful countries. Experience the best of Zambia and Malawi with this 16-day Livingstone Trail itinerary. From the majestic Victoria Falls to the diverse wildlife of national parks and the tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi, this journey will leave you in awe of Africa's natural wonders.

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