Rock My Zambia & Malawi Adventure

15 Nights – from £3,795*


Tour Overview

Join us for an unforgettable adventure spanning Helen’s two favourite African countries – Zambia & Malawi.

Spend time in Livingstone, where you’ll witness the majestic Victoria Falls and embark on thrilling adventures. Immerse yourself in local villages to gain insights into Zambian and Malawian way of life.

Embark on incredible safaris in the enchanting South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and the awe-inspiring Liwonde National Park in Malawi.

Discover the beauty and serenity of Lake Malawi and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture of Cape Maclear.

Picture yourself seated by the Zambezi, Luangwa, or Shire Rivers, sipping a refreshing G&T, as the African sun dips below the horizon and elephants frolic in the water below… There’s simply nothing like it!

This is the Africa that dreams were made of…

This trip can be combined with the Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Adventure.

Victoria Falls


Devil’s Pool

Malawi Tour for Solo Travellers

Lake Malawi

Elephant Sands Botswana

Mumbo Island

Okavango Delta Botswana Group Tour

South Luangwa NP

Mount Kilimanjaro

Njobvu Village

Malawi Group Tour for Solo Travellers

Liwonde NP

Victoria Falls

Essential Info

Tour Dates

  • 29 August – 12 September 2025 BOOK NOW

What’s Included

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 12 dinners
  • Rock My Adventure group leader & local guides
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & support
  • All transportation as per the itinerary & included activities
  • Tips for local guides
  • All activities & park fees as per the itinerary below:
    • Victoria Falls
    • Rhino Tracking
    • Sunset Cruise
    • South Lunagwa National Park Safari
    • Lilongwe Market & Craft Market
    • Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Malawi
    • Mumbo Island
    • Kayaking & Snorkeling in Lake Malawi
    • Mumbo Island Hike
    • Njobvu Village Tour (village walk, local lunch, dancing, drumming & tradtional healer)
    • Liwonde National Park Boat Safaris x 2
    • Liwonde National Park Boat Safaris x 2Game Drive Safari

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you)
  • Visas
  • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations
  • Travel/health insurance (required)
  • Drinks & meals not mentioned
  • Optional activities
  • Transport & tips for optional activities


Total – £3,795 (subject to current USD to GBP exchange rates)*

  • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
  • 2nd Payment: £2,745 (due 62 days before the departure date)
  • 3rd Payment: $700 (local payment, paid on arrival)

The local payment is part of the overall cost of the trip. You pay the local payment to your tour leader in US Dollars (unless specified otherwise) upon arrival in Africa.

This includes the on-tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, meals, local transport, and some activities.

The local payment is NOT your spending money.


  • Maxiumum group size of 8.
  • This is Helen’s favourite trip, so you won’t be disappointed.
  • We will be staying in lovely hotels and lodges for the whole trip.
  • This is one of our more relaxing trips, so if you’re looking for an adventure with a good mix of activity and relaxation time, this is the tour for you!
  • In September the Devil’s Pool is usually open. If the water levels are still too high (they shouldn’t be) we will visit the Angel’s Pool. They are both equally wonderful!
  • There is one long drive day between Lusaka and South Luangwa National Park. The odd, long drive is part of the Africa travel experience.
  • These tours are best suited to laid-back, fun and adventurous travellers who don’t mind hot, bumpy travel and the occasional long drives.
  • This trip can be combined with the Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Adventure.


Day 1: Livingstone, Zambia

Arrive in Livingstone and relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two overlooking the mighty Zambezi River.

Your Rock My Zambia & Malawi Adventure starts here!

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities are charged separately.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Devil's Pool Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Backpacking Namibia Small Group Adventure Tour

Day 2: Livingstone, Zambia

In the morning, we’ll visit the stunningly beautiful Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. There will be time to wander the paths, explore, and be wowed by this wonder of the natural world.

After lunch, we’ll go rhino tracking in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. This is a thrilling adventure that allows visitors to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Afterwards, we’ll head to the Zambezi River for drinks and a light dinner on a super fun sunset cruise, where we may be lucky to spot animals such as elephants, hippos, and giraffes.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Light Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Victoria Falls, Rhino Tracking, Sunset Cruise
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Namibia Group Tour Solo Travellers
Local Market - Zambia

Day 3: Livingstone, Zambia

Today is a free day for you to enjoy some of the amazing activities that Livingstone has to offer.

These include white water rafting, taking a microlight/helicopter ride over the falls, swimming in the Devil’s (or Angel’s Pool* if the water levels are too high for the Devil’s Pool), bungee jumping, canoeing, cycling or another safari!

You could even head over to Botswana on a day trip to Chobe National Park – the ‘elephant capital of the world’.

Or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous you may just want to chill by the pool, take a village tour, take a trip over to Zimbabwe, or visit a local craft market – it’s up to you!

The evening is free, but we’ll organise a group dinner at a great restaurant in town for those who would like to join.


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Zambia - Devil's Pool
Etosha National Park Namibia
Baby hyena in Etosha
Bungee Jump Zambia Zimbabwe
Swakopmund, Namibia

Day 4: Lusaka, Zambia

We’ll say goodbye to Livingstone and travel to Zambia’s vibrant capital, Lusaka.

Upon our arrival, we’ll make ourselves at home in our cozy lodge, where you’ll have the chance to unwind, relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

In the evening, we’ll enjoy dinner at the lodge and those who want to can go out to experience the Lusaka nightlife or you can rest at the hotel before we continue our journey to South Luangwa tomorrow.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund, Namibia
Local Market - Zambia
Wild Dogs in the Okavango Delta Botswana

Day 5: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Today is a drive day as we make our way from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park where we’ll spend the the next 3 nights.

South Luangwa is one of the best places in Africa to spot leopards and wild dogs – so fingers crossed we’ll be lucky!

We’ll be staying right on the banks of the Luangwa River where animals are often known to wander into the camp, so there will be plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife even when you’re not on safari!


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Malawi, Zambia & Botswana Tour
Malawi, Zambia & Botswana Small Group Tour

Day 6: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

We’ll spend the majority of the day on safari in South Luangwa National Park to try and spot all our favourite safari animals including elephants, giraffes, zebras and lions.

South Luangwa is an exceptional safari spot, famed for its stunning landscape and abundant wildlife sightings and our expert guides will ensure we have an incredible day. 

We’ll enjoy lunch inside the park, returning to the lodge in the afternoon for a refreshing dip in the pool, perfect for cooling off after a thrilling day of safari adventures.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Full Day Safari in South Luangwa National Park
Rock My Adventure - Botswana
Botswana & Zambia for Solo Travellers
Swakopmund, Namibia
Botswana & Zambia for Solo Travellers
Wild Dogs in the Okavango Delta Botswana

Day 7: South Luangwa National Park

Today is a free day in South Luangwa but there are lots of options for how you can spend your day!

If you want to do more safaris you can book one or two additional game drives (morning or afternoon/night) or do a walking safari with the rangers, something South Luangwa National Park is famous for.

You can enjoy the Zambian hospitality and take a village tour with local guides who will show you around and offer insights into their daily lives and traditions.

Or you can make a visit to the Bush Spa for a relaxing massage overlooking a hippo pool or take an ‘art safari’ class with the wonderful Tribal Textiles and learn to create your own batiks.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Botswana Group Tour
Okavango Delta

Day 8: Lilongwe, Malawi

After we’ve said our goodbyes to South Luangwa National Park (and maybe one last wildlife sighting), we’ll cross the border into Malawi and the capital,  Lilongwe.

There will be time for shopping at the craft market and local market in the afternoon (Lilongwe is a great place to buy African fabrics, art, and wooden carvings).

In the evening, we will organise a group dinner at one of Lilongwe’s fabulous restaurants. Afterward, you can get a good night’s sleep or sample the nightlife!


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Lilongwe Market & Craft Market
Okavango Delta Tour
Botswana & Zambia for Solo Travellers
Okavango Delta Tour

Day 9: Cape Maclear, Malawi

After breakfast, we’ll visit Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, where you’ll learn about the work they do, rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals and releasing as many as possible back into the wild, where they belong.

There will be time to grab some lunch before we make our way out of the city towards Cape Maclear (Chembe village) on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Lake Malawi is the world’s biggest freshwater lake and is so big, that it actually looks like the ocean. At night, the fishermen use lanterns that twinkle on the water and they are the reason the lake became known as the ‘Lake of Stars’.

In the afternoon we’ll embark on a sunset cruise on the stunning Lake Malawi. Sip on refreshing drinks, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, and marvel at the sight of magnificent fish eagles soaring gracefully overhead. 


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Malawi
Sunset Cruise on Lake Malawi

Day 10: Mumbo Island, Malawi

The morning is free to relax by the beach, or by the pool, explore the fishing village on a walking tour or hike up to an incredible viewpoint overlooking Chembe village and Cape Maclear.

After lunch, we’ll take a boat over to beautiful Mumbo Island for the next 2 nights, staying in rustic but comfortable chalets overlooking the lake.

We’ll have dinner together and afterwards, you can learn to play the traditional Malawian game of bao or sit around the fire, before going to bed and falling asleep listening to the sounds of the waves lapping the rocks. And relax…


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chalets (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Mumbo Island
Okavango Delta Tour
Okavango Delta Tour
Okavango Delta Group Tour
Okavango Delta Botswana Group Tour - Rock My Adventure
Meerkats in Botswana

Day 11: Mumbo Island, Malawi

In the morning, we can watch the sunrise over Lake Malawi – definitely worth waking up early for.

The day is free for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water, hiking around the island, lounging around in hammocks, relaxing, and kayaking.

At night we’ll toast marshallows, drink Amarula sundowners and watch the fishing boats twinkling in the water whilst the stars twinkle overhead before retiring to our chalets for a good night’s sleep!


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chalets (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Mumbo Island, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Hiking
Okavango Delta Botswana Group Tour - Rock My Adventure
Okavango Delta Tour
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Day 12: Liwonde National Park, Malawi

There will be time for breakfast and one last swim before we take a boat back to mainland.

Next, we’ll journey towards the breathtaking Liwonde National Park. En route, we’ll visit a rural Malawian village.

We’ll have a local lunch here, enjoy traditional dances and drumming, stroll through the village to meet the headman and healer and take part in village life by preparing maize flower and cooking nsima, the staple Malawian dish.

From there we’ll make the short journey to Mvuu Camp which lies on the banks of the Shire River (pronounced ‘Shiree’). Mvuu means hippo, and it’s not uncommon to see hippos grazing in the grounds, or elephants passing through the camp.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chalets (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Njobvu Village Tour (village walk, local lunch, dancing, drumming & tradtional healer)
Meerkats in Botswana
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Malawi Tour for Solo Travellers
Meerkats in Botswana

Day 13: Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Today we’re going on safari in Liwonde National Park. Liwonde is known for its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife, including large populations of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.

Get your day off to an exciting start with a game drive safari in the park, where we’ll search for majestic lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Then, prepare yourself for an unforgettable afternoon on a boat safari along the Shire River, where you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to the animals as they come to drink and bathe in the river.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chalets (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Game Drive Safari, Boat Safari
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Day 14: Blanyre, Malawi

In the morning, we’ll take one last wonderful boat trip on the Shire River. We’ll look for more animals and our knowledgeable guide will share fascinating insights into the park’s ecosystem.

After lunch, we’ll leave Liwonde, but the journey isn’t over yet, as we head to Malawi’s 2nd biggest city, Blantyre, nestled amidst lush greenery and surrounded by majestic mountains.

In the evening, we’ll go for a farewell dinner at one of Blantyre’s best restaurants and toast to an incredible trip through Zambia and Malawi.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Boat Safari
Malawi Group Tour for Solo Travellers
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Elephant Sands Botswana
Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Day 15: Departure Day

Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime.

We can arrange the transfer to Chileka International Airport (Blantyre) or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service!


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Activities: None

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.



“Honestly, it was one of the best trips I have ever had.”

Going on tour with Helen/Rock My Adventure is like going on holiday with your friend, your much more organised friend who knows what they’re doing. It didn’t feel like a tour at all and I liked that it wasn’t too regimented and that there were lots of options of different things to do in places depending on interest, activity levels etc. Honestly, it was one of the best trips I have ever had, including various solo travels, holidays with friends/family, other tours. It really was amazing! I really don’t know what would make the trip better. I’m very glad I chose Rock My Adventure, as I wouldn’t have had the same experience with a big overland tour, this did feel more authentic. Helen, you were a gem! I liked that you weren’t some distant tour leader but more like our friend who could answer all our questions and sort stuff out. You did a great job!


Tanzania Group Tour

“It’s one of the best trips I’ve ever taken and it will be hard to top.”

“I waited a long time to make my first trip to Africa and now I know why – I needed to see it with Helen and my 7 other new friends/tour mates! Not only did we get to see some of Africa’s most amazing sights (leopards, lion cubs, 1000 elephants, fighting giraffes, Victoria Falls, local villages) but our down time was just as wonderful (dancing in Cape Maclear, winning the pub quiz, chatting around the campfire, drinking all the red wine). It’s one of the best trips I’ve ever taken and it will be hard to top. Helen is the best! Her patience and knowledge know no bounds. She was great at balancing out the different personalities on the trip and making sure everyone was comfortable. Helen, my other tour mates, and the locals made every day fun and interesting.  I can’t wait to return to Africa! But how do I decide which Rock My Adventure tour to go on next?”


It was perfect. I cannot recommend this trip enough.”

“l have always been a solo backpacker but, honestly, Africa intimated me. I am so happy that I discovered Rock My Adventure. It was perfect. It attracts people who go with the flow, are fun, and adventurous. My group became my family. Malawi, Zambia, and Botswana are stunning countries. Vicki was absolutely excellent. She did her very best to make sure everything went smoothly. She stayed up in the evenings to call and confirm bookings/coordinate etc. Most importantly she balanced being a tour leader and being part of the group (enjoying the experiences with us). I cannot recommend this trip enough.”


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