Safari Lovers – Budget Friendly




11 days

Price Category


If spotting game is your game plan, then this is the trip for you. You'll be an expert in African wildlife by the end of this trip with enough photo footage and knowledge to release your own nature documentary having visited a private game reserve and two national parks in two countries. Designed for Safari Lovers who want to experience the best of Malawi and Zambia - without breaking the bank!


  • 8 nights Full Board
  • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast
  • Private road transfers
  • South Luangwa National Park, Zambia fees
  • Prices are per person based on 2024 Low Season Rates and based on min 2 people
  • Drinks (unless stated), Tips & Items of a personal nature
  • Liwonde National Park Fees
  • Single supplements - please contact us for rates for single travellers

Tour Plan

Day One to Three - Game Haven

On arrival at Chileka International Airport, your driver will meet you and transfer you in a private taxi to Chimwenya Game Reserve - roughly an hour away from the airport. Accommodation will be at Game Haven in an ensuite room on a full board basis for two nights.

The lodge is in a private game reserve where your biggest worry is having zebras on the golf course blocking your shot off as they casually graze on the fairway. Beautiful spacious rooms, great food, numerous activities and a swimming pool are all included which make this a very popular destination.

Day Three to Six - Liwonde National Park

After breakfast you will journey to Liwonde National Park - around 3 hours away - and arrive in time for lunch and your first afternoon game activity.

Your accommodation for the next three nights will be in a private ensuite chalet at Kutchire Lodge on a full board basis with six game activities split over four days.

Arguably the best National Park in Malawi, Liwonde has a high concentration of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelope plus a rapidly growing population of cheetah, lion & other mammals. The most recently introduced black rhino and wild dogs make this park Malawi’s star attraction with its ‘Big 5’ status

Kutchire Lodge

Day Six - Lilongwe

After your final morning game activity and breakfast, you’ll start your 4 hour journey to Lilongwe. Tonight's accommodation will be at Sheila's Lodge (or similar) in a double ensuite room on a bed and breakfast rate. The hotel has an on-site restaurant or we can recommend several other good restaurants in the local area.

Day Seven to Ten - South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

With a very early start and breakfast-to-go, you’ll depart for the Zambian border by 6am. Your driver will be able to assist you at the border posts for a smooth crossing and you should arrive at Msandile River Lodge in time for your first evening game activity in South Luangwa National Park.

Accommodation for your three nights in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia will be at Msandile River Lodge in an ensuite safari tent (upgrades to chalets available) on a full board basis.

South Luangwa National Park boasts an abundance of game within a short drive from the safari lodges, with Leopard, Lion, Wild dog, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Antelope, Zebra, to name but a few, along with a bird population of over 400 species. You’ll enjoy an early morning and evening game drives each day - a total of six during your stay in South Luangwa.

Day Ten - Lilongwe

After your final morning game activity and breakfast, you’ll depart South Luangwa for the journey back to Lilongwe city where you’ll spend your last night at Sheila's Lodge again on a bed and breakfast rate.

Day Eleven - Lilongwe Airport - Departure Day

After breakfast at your accommodation, your private taxi will take you to Kamuzu International Airport in time to check in for your departing flight.

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