Easter Explorer - 17 Days

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17 Day Easter Explorer

Cape Maclear, Lilongwe, Victoria Falls, South Luangwa & Cape Town

Our 17-day Easter Explorer safari takes you to several of southern Africa’s best destinations; Lake Malawi, South Luangwa, Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport, you will go straight to Cape Maclear where you will spend 3 nights at The Funky Cichlid with a night at Mumbo Island in between. Most visitors to Malawi will visit Cape Maclear, it is Malawi’s most popular beach resort thanks to its golden beach, crystal clear water, friendly locals, beach bars and the endless range of both water and non-water based activities. 

After a few days at the lake, we take you to South Luangwa via Lilongwe. Here you will stay at the magnificent Chichele Presidential Lodge for 4 nights, providing numerous opportunities to go on game drives and spot the vast wildlife.

Now, we head to the smoke that thunders, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. Not only is it the largest waterfall in the world, it is the adventure capital of Africa – visitors can bungee jump between two countries, white water raft down grade 5 rapids and go on thrilling micro-light flights above the falls.

It’s time to take to the skies, the Mother City awaits. To finish the trip we spend 4 nights in Cape Town. You can spend your days here as you wish, there is no shortage of things to do from hiking to wine tasting, to brunching and penguin spotting. 

Day 1 - 3: The Funky Cichlid, Cape Maclear

Malawian Style welcomes you to Malawi! Upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Malawian Style guide to transfer you to your lodge. You will be accommodated at The Funky cichlid the first two nights on your tour. 

The Funky Cichlid is named after the awesome little multi-coloured fish found in Lake Malawi called Cichlids (‘sick-lids’). A cheap & cheerful Backpacker & Beach Bar with basic but comfortable accommodation and a popular restaurant. The perfect place for adventurers to unwind, explore & have fun!

Day 3 - 4: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear

Today after breakfast you will have a boat transfer to Mumbo Island for the night.

The island lies 10km north-west of Cape Maclear. The camp comprises five units (two twin tents and three twin reed chalets) perched on rocks high above the water shaded by lush foliage, each with bucket showers, ‘eco-loos’ and wooden deck. A hammock provides a comfortable spot to take in the idyllic Lake view. A twin-tented family unit is tucked into the forest near the main beach. There is a dining area, bar and watersport gazebo of timber and thatch.

Day 4 - 5: The Funky Cichlid, Cape Maclear

Today we will head back to The Funky Cichlid for a night before heading to Lilongwe.

Day 5 - 6: Malawian Style Guest House

In the heart of Area 12, 5-minute walk from The Four seasons centre, 15-minute walk from The Golden Peacock Shopping Centre. City Centre is about 20-minute walk, We are a few kilometres from Kumbali and have a supermarket 50 metres from the house. The house has 6 staff to help cook, clean and look after you. Our home is well furnished and comfortable, with a pool, lovely garden, good social areas, modern kitchen, fast wifi, DSTV and really is a top spot.

Day 6 - 10: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

We now head to South Luangwa National Park, after breakfast you will depart for Chichele Lodge. Here you will enjoy the amazing life in the bush without the hustle of the city for the next four nights.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s. This historic property was recently carefully restored to maintain the original colonial style. A majestic arched entrance leads you into a huge colonial-style lounge and outside the grand dining room, a long veranda stretches with views down the valley to the Luangwa River. The main area features a comfortable lounge, intimate fireplace and bar area.

Day 10 - 13: Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

We now leave South Luangwa National Park for Victoria Falls. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka International Airport to connect with another flight to Victoria Falls International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative from Victoria Falls Hotel to transfer you to the hotel. You will spend three nights here.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

Day 13 - 17: The Places on The Bay Hotel, Cape Town

Hope you enjoyed your stay at Victoria Falls Hotel, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight to Cape Town International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative from The Place on the Bay Hotel to transfer you to the hotel. You will spend the last four nights on your tour here.

Place on the Bay Hotel, situated along the beach-front road enjoys an undisturbed picturesque view of the white sandy beaches, the palm fringed bay and the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains. The hotel is perfectly positioned in Cape Town`s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay.

Day 17: Departure

All good things must come to an end and today is the day of your departure. After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home. Hope you had a wonderful time in Africa.

Prices from

US$3,500*per person

Included:

– All meals (except Woodlands & Victoria Falls where it will be Bed & Breakfast. The Place on The Bay will be based on self-catering)

– All road and boat transfers within the tour

– Flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone 

– Non – motorized water sports at the lake 

– Game activities and Park fees in South Luangwa National Park

Excluded:

– Lunch and dinner at Woodlands and Victoria Falls and all meals at The Place on the Bay.

– Drinks 

– Flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town and Cape Town to home (We can not book but you can easily book these online at very affordable rates)

– Motorized water sports at the lake 

– Victoria Falls activities and Park fees in Victoria Falls 

– Visas

– Detours 

– Any items of Personal Nature

If you like this itinerary but can't make the Easter date. We can run the tour at another time for you and your group.

*Price based on 2 PAX sharing.

This itinerary is merely an example and should be used as a guideline, as 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 – Mvuu – Nyika Plateau – Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve – Majete Wildlife Reserve – Liwonde National Park

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