Trade Route Tour

Livingstone to Johannesburg


Trade Route Tour

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,595 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Livingstone

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days:21
Countries visited: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa
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Safari Price Includes:

Entrance fees
Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
Transport in safari truck or 4WD
Meals as per itinerary
Professional guide
Canoeing on the Lower Zambezi
Benguerra Island excursion

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Trade Route Tour

Journey through the heart of the wild continent, from Zambia through Malawi and down the Mozambique coast to South Africa. A diverse and fascinating journey along the old trade routes!!

Trade Route Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone Camping  

The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 where we have 2 days to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge. Adventure activities abound, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or an 111m bungi jump (own expense).

Day 2: Livingstone Camping Breakfast

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Day 3: Kafue River Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we camp the night.

Day 4: Lower Zambezi Canoeing Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

We drive down into the Lower Zambezi Valley and spend two nights at our lodge on the banks of the river. Enjoy a full day canoeing down the Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god – Nyami Nyami. The river attracts elephants and other wildlife from the surrounding wilderness. After a day highlighted by bird watching and game viewing, relax around the campfire in the evening.

Day 5: Lower Zambezi Canoeing Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 6: Lusaka Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We head to Lusaka where we stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets of the Zambian capital. Taking the Great East Road we drive this afternoon until sunset.

Day 7: South Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make our way down into “the valley” of the South Luangwa National Park. This wild and remote sanctuary is one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries, full of hippo, crocodiles, elephants, lion and leopard. We camp on the banks of the Luangwa River and explore the area on 2 game walks and an open 4WD game drive, with spotlights, to see nocturnal animals.
includes 4wd open vehicle game drive The camp we use operates under the auspices of the Wildlife Environmental and Conservation society of Zambia and donate 60% of their proceeds towards the education of Zambian children.

Day 8: South Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 9: South Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 10: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Malawi “the warm heart of Africa”. We restock with fresh supplies in the markets of Lilongwe before heading to our camp on the beach at Lake Malawi. We’ll take a boat out to the islands to explore the fantastic bays and coves in the area.

Day 11: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12: Mozambique Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Heading south again we enter Mozambique at Zobue border post. Making our way back over the Zambezi we travel through the Tete region, camping en route in this remote part of Mozambique.

Day 13: Mozambique Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 14: Bazaruto Islands Chalets Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Upon reaching the Indian Ocean we stay overnight in Vilankulo. We take a full day to explore the Magaruque Island on a local dhow, a traditional ocean going trade vessel. Beautiful blue sea, expansive white beaches and some excellent seafood available – what a day!

Day 15: Bazaruto Islands Chalets Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 16: Inhambane Casitas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arab influences are strong in Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200-year-old cathedral, before moving to Praia de Barra to our casitas (reed cabin) under the palms next to the beach. Dhow rides and scuba diving on coral reefs are available (own expense)

Day 17: Inhambane Casitas Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 18: Bilene Camping Breakfast, Lunch

We travel further south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear water and white, sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon with options of kayaking and snorkelling (own expense), and swimming in the shallow, calm waters.

Day 19: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We travel through the Transfrontier Limpopo Park into Kruger National Park - visit big game country! Exciting game drives to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness.

Day 20: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 21: Johannesburg   Breakfast

After an early morning game drive we return to Johannesburg in the evening, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Tour ends @ 18:00.

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Trade Route Tour Departure Dates

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24 January 2010

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28 March 2010


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19 December 2010

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