Highlights of this Safari
- Superb accommodation & guiding
- Iconic Victoria Falls & Lake Malawi
- Ideal for romance & special occasions
- Game drives, boating, canoeing & walks
Days 1 – 3: The Smoke that Thunders
Arriving at Zambia’s Livingstone Airport you’ll be met and driven to Tongabezi Lodge. Lying a few miles upstream from Victoria Falls, it’s one of the most unique accommodations on the Zambezi River and the perfect place to unwind. Depending on when you arrive, there should be time for a sunset river cruise. It radiates exclusiveness and romance, with each elegant thatched river chalet set on the water. There’s plenty of time to take in all the attractions of the area: you can visit Victoria Falls of course but there’s also white water rafting, bungee jumping, a daring swim in Devil’s Pool, canoeing and fishing trips, picnic lunches, and game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – the best place in Zambia to see rhino.
Days 4 – 6: Discover the Lower Zambezi
Your flight from Livingstone to the Lower Zambezi goes via Lusaka but your destination is worth the detour: the Lower Zambezi National Park is where Zambia showcases its heavyweight Zambezi wildlife – hippos, elephants, buffalo and crocodiles. Check in at Chongwe River Lodge and settle into your tented suite, complete with en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Activities here are wide ranging – you can explore by 4X4, walk with your guide or take to the water by motor boat. For the really adventurous, a Zambezi canoeing trip is not to be missed; others may want to make the most of the camp’s swimming pool and viewing decks.
Days 7 – 11: Into the Luangwa Wilderness
Fly from the Lower Zambezi to the South Luangwa and trade one big game destination for another. The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s premier game viewing destination and you’ll be in experienced hands in South Luangwa, one of the original walking safari operators. You’ll spend 5 nights in a number of bush camps, depending on season and local game movements. The camps are small and rustic but comfortable and you’ll have solar-powered lights and lovely suppers served under the stars. Game viewing is a blend of walking safaris and game drives as well as spot-lit night drives.
Days 12 – 14: An Island Retreat
A flight via the Malawi capital of Lilongwe takes you to Likoma Island, a tropical island in the middle of Lake Malawi. Kaya Mawa Lodge is your accommodation, and with a name that translates as ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, you can get a sense of the atmosphere here. Featuring a private plunge pool, each stone and timber suite has direct access to the beach and warm clear waters of the lake; the Honeymoon Suite is even located on its own island. There’s plenty to do here – sailing and kayaking, diving and snorkelling, biking and birding – as well as more sedate activities such as yoga sessions and massages. You can also visit local communities and lend support to development projects initiated by the lodge. It’s the perfect place to end off in indulgent – but responsible – style!
Day 15: The Journey Ends
After breakfast at the lodge a flight takes you to Lilongwe for the end of the tour and your onward connection.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
All internal flights in Zambia & Malawi, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.
Flights to Livingstone (Zambia), Flights from Lilongwe (Malawi), Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance
USD 9595pps *2017 Low Season Rate - Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!