Introducing our first women-only safari. This safari is led by travel writer, Karen Loftus. It begins in Johannesburg, where you will spend 2 nights before flying to Zambia to discover South Luangwa National Park. After 5 nights in South Luangwa, you will fly to Livingstone and witness the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
This safari is scheduled for 15th November 2018 – 25th November 2019. If you like this tour and the idea of a women-only safari but can’t make this date, let us know and we will schedule other trips or create them for you and your group.
On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to The Fairlawns Hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
After an early breakfast, you will have a private day excursion with a packed lunch. You will spend a full day Soweto, Walking Street Art Tour and Apartheid Museum Tour including lunch in Soweto:
Includes a visit to attractions such as:
to have housed two Nobel Prize winners
The Soweto tour is concluded with a drive past:
Graffiti & Street Art 2 hour walking Tour.
Your Hop-on Guide will be picked up for this portion of the tour. She will continue this portion of the tour.
The Johannesburg Inner City is Fast Becoming a Graffiti and Street Art Destination. Top artists are arriving in Jozi to paint and local and international travellers are coming to Joburg especially to experience our fantastic graffiti culture.
These tours focus on the history of the movement internationally as well as looking closely at the graffiti culture in Jozi, major players and top artists and show you some of the amazing art that snakes its way across our city walls. The graffiti tour is generally about 2 hours long.
This morning you will be transferred to stay at Nkwali Camp for the next 2 nights.
During your stay, you will visit Kawaza Village where you will meet with Constance who will take you around the village.
The Valley is the home of the Kunda tribe who migrated from the Luba area in Congo in the first half of the 19th century. The Kundas form a small tribe of about 35,000 people. Traditionally the Kundas were hunters but today the majority live as subsistence farmers. The conditions are tough, with extreme seasons and crop raiding animals. The villagers in the Nsefu area are still living in the very traditional way.
In 1997 teachers of Kawaza School and members of the community, along with Robin Pope Safaris, took the exceptional step of introducing cultural tourism. They believe that modern tourists are not only interested in wildlife but also have an interest in meeting with and learning from the local people. And they certainly feel that the school children will gain from interacting with guests from different cultures.
A committee of 7 villagers and 3 teachers has developed a unique opportunity for the guests, who will stay in traditional huts in a village, sleeping on raised mats (with mattresses) and eating local dishes prepared on an open fire.
During your day here you will have the chance to do the following:
– A walk in the bush to hear about the different trees and plants and their traditional uses
– Visit to the palace of the Senior Kunda Chief
– visiting local institutions (the local church, the clinic)
– spending time with the traditional healer
– interacting with the school children at Kawaza School.
The best way of getting close contact with the people is to take part in the daily life activities. Guests are invited to join the villagers in drawing water, hoeing the field, grinding maize, brewing the local beer or whatever the villagers will be planning for the day.
Kawaza Village has not been ‘set up’ as a profit making scheme by a tourist company. It is a community who wish to exchange ideas and culture with guests from outside the area. They feel that they and their children will benefit from this exchange. They also wish to raise money for the community development projects and for the school.
Today you will be met and transferred to stay at Kafunta River for the next 3 nights. Here you can participate in game drives and walks.
Whilst here you will visit Mulberry Mongoose before your afternoon game drive. Welcomed with a drink and snack you will have a talk in the garden about why they are called Mulberry Mongoose, how it all started and how they run a business in the African bush. Then you will take a tour of the workshop meeting with the team and have an opportunity to buy the products.
You will also visit Project Luangwa in Mfuwe Town where you can learn about the efforts they have in place to help local school girls further their education. This will involve a visit to the shop as well as interaction with the school girls.
Their work with women and girls has many dimensions and includes everything from life skills, avoiding abuse – mental, physical or sexual, dealing with rape, increasing low self-esteem and staying in school to training women to support themselves when they have little or no scholastic education. It also includes their menstrual hygiene management programme and our Ufulu sanitary pads made in the workshop in Mfuwe.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the scheduled flight to Livingstone (via Lusaka) On arrival you will be met and transferred to stay at Tongabezi Lodge for the next 2 nights.
Whilst at Tongabezi you will meet Emma who will take you on a tour of the local school and let you join in a women’s empowerment club. More details TBC nearer the time.
Today you will be transferred to the airport to check in for your international flight home.
For full tour information, check out our WETU itinerary, here.
– Internal flights in Zambia + Airport transfers.
– 2 game activities a day in Zambia + Parks Fees + All Meals.
– 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, 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 – Likoma Island – Nyika Plateau – Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve – Majete Wildlife Reserve – Liwonde National Park