24 days in Lusaka, Malawi & Mozambique Itinerary

24 days in Lusaka, Malawi & Mozambique Itinerary

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Lusaka, Zambia
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 4 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 3 nights
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Beira, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Lusaka, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kabwata Cultural Village.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lusaka trip itinerary website.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Lusaka is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll set off for Lilongwe on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Lusaka

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Lilongwe, Malawi

— 4 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Lilongwe is known for parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Lilongwe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Mulanje, Malawi

— 3 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. You've now added Zomba Plateau to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulanje travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Mulanje in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Mulanje sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Beira, Mozambique

— 3 nights
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beira road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Beira takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Beira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 4 nights
Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
You've now added Parque Nacional de Bazaruto to your itinerary.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vilanculos trip website.

You can fly from Beira to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Beira in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vilanculos, with lows of 17°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Tofo, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 4 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fortaleza of Maputo as well as Inhaca Island. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maputo trip planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Maputo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.