Zambia Safari & Beach

Highlights of this Safari

  • Excellent, diverse wildlife viewing
  • Game drives, walks, boating & birding
  • Beachfront villa on private beach
  • Water sports, snorkelling & diving

FROM USD 6914 pp sharing

Comfort Level:
Start/End: Start at Harare & End at Lilongwe
Countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi
Destinations: Mana Pools National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: To the Zambezi River

Arrive at Harare International Airport & enjoy assistance with a transfer to a flight to Mana Pools. Check in at John’s Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park opens this comprehensive safari, delivering you into the heart of big game country where you’ll enjoy the simple comforts of John’s Camp. Built under giant trees and with views over the sprawling Zambezi River floodplains, this 5-tent camp is the perfect place from which to experience a personalised safari with expert guides. You’ll explore by 4X4 as well as on foot and there is also the opportunity to spend a star-studded night away from camp on a raised sleeping platform.

Days 4 – 5: A Private Luangwa Safari

Transfer by boat to the Zambia border & by road to Lusaka Airport for a flight to the South Luangwa. Check in at Nkwali Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis.

It is mostly a day of travel today but the reward is the view from your king-size bed: the Luangwa River. Set in a private wildlife reserve, Nkwali sits on a picturesque bend of the river & overlooks the South Luangwa National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in the park but you also enjoy spot-lit night drives in Nkwali’s reserve, giving you the chance to add rarely-seen nocturnal creatures to your list. Accommodation at Nkwali is provided by open-fronted A-frame chalets complete with bathroom and outdoor shower.

Days 6 – 8: Into the Luangwa Wilderness

Drive to Nsefu Camp in the South Luangwa National Park for 3 nights on a full board basis, enjoying game drives and walks in a remote part of the park.

After breakfast you can sit back and enjoy a game drive all the way to Nsefu Camp, set in an exclusive part of the park. With just six cosy cottages on offer, Nsefu is a charming and intimate camp with access to some of South Luangwa’s best game viewing. Built on a sweep of the Luangwa River, the camp mixes personalised game drives with guided walks to deliver excellent wildlife sightings ranging from elephants and buffalo to big cats and crocodiles. There is also the chance to visit a local village school and conservation community projects to experience a different side to the Luangwa landscape.

Days 9 – 12: The Warm Heart of Africa

Fly to Lilongwe in Malawi & transfer to Pumulani Lodge, privately located in the Lake Malawi National Park. Check in for 4 nights on a full board basis.

Leaving Zambia behind, you fly to warm-hearted Malawi and the incomparable Lake Malawi. Set among boulders and under leafy trees, Pumulani has 10 chalets whose sliding doors pull back to reveal an outdoor deck with lake views. Complete with private beach and bar as well as a large pool and sundeck, Pumulani is the only lodge set in the Lake Malawi National Park and there are equal opportunities to be as active or as lazy as you like here: the lodge offers water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving as well as picnics, sunset cruises and hammocks strung between two trees.

Day 13: The Journey Ends

After breakfast you enjoy a road transfer back to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward connection & the end of this safari.

There is time for breakfast at Pumulani and perhaps a last stroll on the beach before you sit back on a road transfer to Lilongwe. The journey takes about 3 hours, passing through rural Malawi on your way to the capital. You will be taken to Lilongwe International Airport in time for your connecting flight and the end of the tour.

Rates

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

2018

Season
Timing
Price
01.11.18 - 15.11.18
USD 6914

2019

Season
Timing
Price
22.05.19 - 30.06.19
USD 8122
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 8814
01.11.19 - 15.11.19
USD 7765

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:
  • Internal Flights in Zimbabwe
  • Internal Flights in Zambia
  • Flight from Zambia to Malawi
  • Accommodation
  •  Meals as specified
  • 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges
  • Local Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Road and Boat Transfers as specified
  • All Park fees
  • Airport taxes.
Excludes:
  • Flights to Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Flight 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
  • Consultants Travel in Africa
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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
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  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

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)
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)
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. 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)
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.  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)
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 excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

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.

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)
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
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!

Roger (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. 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.