7 days in Johannesburg, Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg, Zambia & Malawi Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Johannesburg is minus 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Ahmedabad in January, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

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Livingstone, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Livingstone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, Livingstone is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Livingstone

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Lilongwe, Malawi

— 1 night
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lilongwe trip planner.

Fly from Livingstone to Lilongwe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

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.