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Zambia & Malawi

Best time to travel
May – Nov
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Lusaka and home from Malawi.
  • All internal flights, private transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 10 nights’ luxury accommodation in South Luangwa National Park and on the banks of Lake Malawi.
  • Twice daily guided game drives and walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park.
  • Incredible watersport activities on Lake Malawi, including kayaking, sunset cruises, snorkelling and fishing.
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The perfect suggested itinerary for safari veterans, combine the wild plains of Zambia with the lesser-explored shores of Lake Malawi. Zambia exudes the rugged beauty that makes us fall in love with the wild side of Africa. Whether you are a budding photographer, birding enthusiast or a walking safari advocate, this itinerary is for you. Blended with the peaceful shores of Lake Malawi, explore the depths of the lake, home to incredible species of fish found nowhere else in the world.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Lusaka, Zambia
Fly onwards to Mfuwe Airstrip and privately transfer to your luxury camp in South Luangwa National Park, where you will spend three nights.
Your safari adventure begins.
Home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, watch in awe as powerful lions roam the grassland in search of their prey. Look up from your safari vehicle to see the vervet monkeys and baboons alerting each other high in the treetops.
Zambia Lions
Experience world-class guided walking safaris.
A walking safari means that you can stop and experience the little things, including tracks, insects and the scent of the bush. With your experienced guide, learn how to study animal behaviour as you get up close to incredible wildlife on foot.
Transfer by road to the Nsefu Sector of the National Park.
Spending three nights in a beautiful lodge, set out on guided game drives and walking safaris, a fantastic way to admire the unique surroundings in a slow-paced, peaceful setting.
Zambia Safari
Capture wildlife in their natural habitat with expert photographers.
Budding photographers can capture memorable moments like elephants raising themselves on their hind legs for the last remaining seed pods and documenting encounters the famous wild dogs of Attenborough’s Dynasties along the dry riverbed.
Zambia Elephants
Depart from Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Malawi.
Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury beach lodge on the banks of Lake Malawi, where you’ll spend four nights.
Spend time surrounded by dramatic scenery and Africa’s most beautiful lake.
Relax by the banks of the river before enjoying endless watersport activities like kayaking, sunset cruises and fishing expeditions.
Malawi sunset cruise
Enjoy snorkelling in Lake Malawi.
The lake is considered a biodiverse treasure as many of its species are found nowhere else in the world. Snorkel among the colourful tropical fish in the clear, calm waters.
Malawi fish
Privately transfer to the international airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Nkwali Camp

Nkwali is a luxury lodge situated on the banks of the Luangwa River. Holding a magnificent location in a private area of land outside the park, Nkwali promises superb wildlife encounters and breathtaking views in peaceful surroundings. The private gaming area behind the camp is an excellent viewpoint to spot roaming animals and leopards are sometimes spotted. Throughout your stay, embark on exhilarating game drives in the diverse ecosystems of the national park. Nkwali boasts exclusive access to the park either by boat or across the pontoon.


Nsefu Camp

Nsefu is a peaceful luxury camp situated in the exclusive Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park. Exuding a rustic feel, traditional thatched buildings have been beautifully restored and retain their old-age charm. Sitting along the banks of the river, expect elephants to frequent the camp in the evening sun. Activities to be enjoyed during your stay include exhilarating open-top game drives, walking safaris and boat rides down the Luangwa, a fantastic way to capture up-close wildlife shots.

What people are saying

We recently travelled to Paros, Naxos and Mykonos for our honeymoon and OROKO seemed like a perfect fit for what we were looking for. Everything from the planning stages all the way to the actual trip was executed perfectly. The OROKO team were extremely friendly, and their advice and expertise helped us create and plan the most unforgettable honeymoon!

James & Sam – Honeymoon, July 2019


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