Victoria Falls to Zanzibar

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Travel from Zanzibar to Vic Falls on an African adventure tour

Travel through the south east of Africa on an adventure tour that combines an insight into authentic African cuisine and opportunities to get amongst the culture and shop at traditional markets, with the natural beauty and abundant wildlife that the continent is so well known for. View the awesome spectacle of Victoria Falls, glide down the Lower Zambezi River on canoes, search for wildlife on a game drive through South Luangwa National Park, people watch in the chilled Malawian capital of Lilongwe, camp by the enormous Lake Malawi, and finish the trip exploring the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar.

  • Try the legendary Dabaga chilli sauce in Iringa
  • Travel through the vast, rolling African plains
  • Witness the awesome power of Victoria Falls
  • Canoe down the gentle Lower Zambezi River
  • Explore Zanzibar's spice plantations
  • Camp by the shores of the enormous Lake Malawi
  • Search for wildlife on a game drive through South Luangwa National Park

Victoria Falls to Zanzibar Summary

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Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Day 3 Choma

Choma is a small, friendly Zambian town halfway between Lusaka and Livingstone with a small market and smattering of shops.

Days 4-6 Lower Zambezi

With big populations of hippos and crocodiles - among the usual suspects - the Lower Zambezi is a fabulous spot to take to the river and see Africa from the water.

Day 7 Luangwa River

See amazing sunsets and hear a symphony of animal calls while camping on the banks of the winding Luangwa River.

Days 8-9 South Luangwa National Park

Famed for its walking safaris, South Luangwa National Park holds an abundance of Africa's favourite animals and classic savanna scenery.

Day 10 Lilongwe

As the cosmopolitan capital of Malawi, Lilongwe has a number of great restaurants, cafes and markets, which are often interspersed with areas of greenery.

Days 11-13 Lake Malawi

Home to a huge variety of freshwater fish and beautiful beaches, the expansive waters of Lake Malawi play a central role in the lives of many local Malawians.

Day 14 Iringa

Overlooking the Ruaha River, Iringa is a picturesque town with a relaxed vibe, some good places to eat and a wonderful crafts centre.

Day 15 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colourful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.

Days 16-18 Zanzibar

Famed for its fragrant spices and infamous for its slave-trading history, Zanzibar mixes divine beaches, an atmospheric main town and Middle Eastern flair with an African beat.

Day 19 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam roughly means 'haven of peace' and has a long history of trade with India, the Middle East and Germany, making it a fascinating blend of cultures.