Epic Zambia & Malawi

Highlights of this Safari

  • Superb accommodation & guiding
  • Iconic Victoria Falls & Lake Malawi
  • Ideal for romance & special occasions
  • Game drives, boating, canoeing & walks

FROM USD 12283 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Livingstone & End at Lilongwe
Countries: Zambia, Lake Malawi
Destinations: Victoria Falls Zambia, Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: The Smoke that Thunders

Arrive at Livingstone Airport & transfer by road to Tongabezi Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy 3 nights on a full board basis.

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

Fly to Lusaka & board a local flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Transfer to Chongwe River Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis.

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 to the South Luangwa National Park where you’ll spend the next 5 nights in a combination of safari bush camps on a full board basis.

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

Fly to Lake Malawi & Likoma Island, home of Kaya Mawa, your beachfront accommodation for 3 nights on a full-board basis.

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

The journey ends with a flight back to Lilongwe for your onward connection.

After breakfast at the lodge a flight takes you to Lilongwe for the end of the tour and your onward connection.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2019

Season
Timing
Price
01.05.9 - 22.05.19
USD 12283
23.05.19 - 31.05.19
USD 13558
01.06.19 - 30.06.19
USD 14908
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 15343

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

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.

Excludes:

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

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

Roger (UK)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
Our expectations were exceled!!! We’ve been to three different Wilderness lodges in Botswana and Zambia. It was more than WOW.
The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)