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Chipata Budget Travel

Chipata budget travel offers a convenient supply point and stopover on the backpacking tour from Zambia to Malawi but with little to offer the overland traveller.

This could change for the better as the Zambian government makes South Luangwa National Park more accessible to tourism - Chipata being the closest town to the Park gate.

Chipata Budget Safaris

Situated at the eastern end of the ‘Great East Road’ (or the TanZam highway as we know it), which connects Lusaka (Zambia’s capital) to Lilongwe (Malawi’s capital), Chipata lies just minutes from the Malawi border.

Chipata budget safaris usually stay overnight to hit the border early before the long haul supply trucks queue, making it a good stopover for budget travel getaways.

Zambia Overland tours commonly stop here to break up a too-long driving day and restock supplies. Chipata’s close proximity to the border means a steady supply of food stuffs not readily available elsewhere in Zambia.

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