Highlights of this Safari
- Beautiful landscapes & diverse experiences
- Excellent game viewing by 4X4 & on foot
- Snorkelling, diving & water sports
- Perfect for a honeymoon or special occasion
Day 1: A Tongabezi Welcome
There are many accommodations at Victoria Falls but few can match the quirky charm and unique living spaces of Tongabezi. Set a 20-minute drive from the falls themselves, this long-established lodge sits under giant trees, its luxurious chalets entwined in their branches and overlooking the Zambezi River. Depending on the time of your arrival you’ll sit down to lunch or afternoon tea before heading out on an afternoon activity – a sunset river cruise is highly recommended.
Days 2 – 3: A Private Zambezi Island
A boat transfer takes you to Tongabezi’s sister camp – Sindabezi, sitting in superb seclusion on a private island in the Zambezi. It’s one of the area’s most exclusive and romantic accommodations and the ideal base for discerning travellers to return to after a day of activity. Its chalets are built with unobstructed views over the water and come complete with bathroom and outdoor ‘star shower’. Staff will arrange transfers to Victoria Falls as well as adventure, cultural or sight-seeing tours. Choose from white-knuckle rides such as river rafting and bungee jumping or try an elephant-back safari. You can even walk with habituated lion cubs or track rhino in the local Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Days 4 – 9: The Luangwa Experience
A flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe gets you to Zambia’s flagship park – the South Luangwa. You’ll be in the safe hands of Norman Carr safaris, one of the pioneering walking safari operators, for six unforgettable nights at a combination of bush camps.
The first two camps – Luwi and Nsolo – are small and rustic; the following two – Mchenja and Kakuli – are more luxurious but no camp lacks for comfort; they also put you at the heart of the Luangwa’s big game experience. This is the home of elephants, hippos, buffaloes, lions, hyenas and leopards; zebra, giraffe and antelope of many kinds are concentrated in great numbers around water, especially in the late dry season. Walking safaris – on foot with a guide and armed scout – are the main focus here, supplemented by morning, afternoon and spot-lit evening game drives.
Days 10 – 12: A Tropical Beach Retreat
With a name that translates as ‘maybe tomorrow’, you can guess the kind of atmosphere waiting for you at Kaya Mawa. Set under baobab and mango trees on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, this beachfront lodge promises a holiday of complete relaxation under the sun. But it’s not all hammocks and sunsets; Kaya Mawa is a water sport paradise offering snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and water skiing in tropical-warm water. You can also explore by bicycle or quad bike, visit lakeside communities, tour an historic cathedral and contribute to local development projects. Accommodation consists of 10 stone and teak cottages – honeymooners will love Makengulu Chalet, tucked away on its own island and accessed by boat or wooden walkway.
Day 13: The Journey Ends
After breakfast overlooking Lake Malawi you fly back 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 7495pps *2017 Low Season Rate - Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!