This exceptional safari stays in small and exclusive owner operated camps in two of Zambia's premier wildlife destinations; the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Parks.
Both parks are less visited than their counterparts in Botswana, Tanzania or Kenya, and are home to Africa’s original walking safaris. The highly qualified Zambian walking guides are among the best in Africa. This safari combines both walking and game drives in these two magnificent National Parks with the optional extra activities of canoeing and tiger fishing on the Zambezi River.
Your amazing wildlife safari ends with 3 nights at an island resort in beautiful Lake Malawi
Duration: 16 Days from Zambia to Malawi
Trip focus: A small group African safari tour
Accommodation: Tented camps and small Lodges
Transport: Mini buses, Local flight and 4X4 game drive vehicles
Group size: Maximum 8
Single supplement: very limited single rooms available, please enquire.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
On arrival you will be met and transferred for a short flight to the National Park. The rest of your day will be to settle in and enjoy dinner in the evening with the rest of the group.
Meals Included: All meals and Activities
You’ll spend the next 3 days exploring the Lower Zambezi.
Add to this the amazing fauna and flora found in and on the banks of Africa’s fourth largest river, and you begin to understand why this amazing wilderness is so special.
At Chongwe River Camp, activities are tailored to make the most of this incredibly diverse wilderness. Game viewing can be done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or the Chiawa Partnership Park or, if you prefer, from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and, of course, fishing, are also offered. And for those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area, community visits can be arranged.
Morning departure to the airstrip for our flight via Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park. On arrival at Mfuwe our guide will meet us and drive us to Luwi Bush Camp. This 2-3 hour drive will be part transfer through the village and part game drive.
Luwi Camp, nestled in the shade of huge mahogany trees, is close to a permanent hippo and croc filled lagoon. It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the seasonal Luwi River after which it is named. The area is extremely remote with no other camps or people for many miles around.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, transfers from Mfuwe airport, inter-camp transfers, all game-viewing activities, laundry, and all taxes.
Today we move to our next camp in South Luangwa National Park. We will depart Luwi after breakfast and make our way downriver by open 4x4 vehicle or on foot to Nsolo Bush Camp. If you are walking to Nsolo Bush Camp from Luwi (8 km) then you will pack your bags in the morning and set off on foot finishing your safari at Nsolo where you will find a cool drink waiting, brunch on the table and your bags in your room.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, inter-camp transfers, all game-viewing activities, laundry, and all taxes.
After breakfast we will travel 12 km further downriver towards the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers to Kakuli Camp.
Kakuli is a tented bush camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River which makes for perfect Zambian safari accommodation. It is the only true bush camp which remains open for the green season.
Most evenings however, you will want to explore the area after dark and night game drives are permitted in South Luangwa National Park. This stretch of the Luangwa is bustling with predators and the best time to see them in action is during those first few hours of darkness.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, transfer to Mfuwe airport, inter-camp transfers, all game-viewing activities, laundry, and all taxes.
Transfer by road back to Mfuwe airstrip to join our flight via Lilongwe, Malawi, to Likoma Island. In the middle of Lake Malawi, just 7km from Mozambique, is Likoma Island with an area of just 17km². Its inhabitants are mostly fishermen, but there are a couple of tiny villages, one bush road, a few vehicles and a few bicycles.
The island's sandy beaches and secluded coves have some of the best snorkelling and diving in Malawi - and there's just one tiny lodge here: Kaya Mawa Resort
Located beside the clear waters of Lake Malawi, Kaya Mawa's 11 rooms are spread around a golden beach and the two headlands that bound it. It has been designed imaginatively, with many rooms fitted carefully into the rocky headlands and having direct access to the lake. Kaya Mawa has recently had a very sensitive makeover and a great new central lounge and dining area has been built right on the beach.
Your wonderful safari ends with a flight back to to Lilongwe Airport to connect with your flight home.
|Start Date||End Date||Spaces Available||Cost|
|19th Jun 2017||3rd Jul 2017||4||9850USD|