The perfect romantic getaway combining the stunning South Luangwa National Park and magical Lake Malawi. This itinerary offers the opportunity to escape into the bush and experience true wilderness at four amazing resorts.We would be happy to tweak this trip to make sure your honeymoon is a truly unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival in Lilongwe your guide will transfer you to Kumbali Lodge, a beautiful setting on the outskirts of Lilongwe. Here you can relax and unwind and enjoy your evening with a sundowner, or two, before heading to South Luangwa the following day.
After breakfast it’s time to hit the road and head to South Luangwa National Park. Your guide will transfer you to Nkonzi, which is approximately 5 hours from Lilongwe. During your time at Nkonzi you will spend your days enjoying the bush. Each day you will get the opportunity to enjoy two safari activities, you can choose a game drive or walking safari, on whichever activity you choose you will be accompanied by one of Nkonzi’s highly knowledgeable guides providing a fantastic opportunity to learn lots about South Luangwa’s amazing wildlife.
Following 4 nights in the bush it’s time to visit Lake Malawi, first stop Kumbali Lake Retreat. Kumbali Lake Retreat is a new eco-friendly lodge on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi. Owned and run by the same family who owns Kumbali Country Lodge, the lake retreat comes with the same familiar ‘home away from home’ feel with comfort and nature at the main focus.
After a good night sleep and a delicious breakfast it is time to head to Mumbo Island. Your guide will transfer you to Cape Maclear, which is about a 1-2hr drive, in time for your afternoon boat transfer to the island. Mumbo is based 10km off the Cape Maclear peninsula and takes 45 minutes by boat, if you are feeling like an athlete feel free to kayak out to the island, which should take about 2hrs. Enjoy the next 3 days in paradise, make the most of the incredible snorkelling, crystal clear waters, fascinating birdlife, diverse flora and fauna, semi challenging walks and stunning sunsets. Make sure to hike up to Pod Rock for a sundowner.
Early start and boat transfer back to Cape Maclear. Your guide will meet you in Cape Maclear and drive you back to Lilongwe International Airport.
– All guided road transfers
– 2 game activities a day in Zambia + Parks Fees + All Meals
– Local bar drinks at the bush camps
– Laundry, Tourism Levies and VAT
– International flights + Visas + Drinks (Except where included)
This itinerary is merely an example and should be used as a guideline. We will happily personalise the trip to make your adventure in Malawi and Zambia perfect. If you would like to consider some extensions we would strongly recommend some of the below locations, where more information can be found under Zambia and Beyond:
– Livingstone/ Victoria Falls – Kafue National Park & Busanga Plains – Liuwa Plains – Chobe National Park – Likoma Island – Nyika Plateau – Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve – Majete Wildlife Reserve – Liwonde National Park