This itinerary offers a luxury getaway giving you the best of a safari and lake adventure. It combines the incredible Lower Zambezi, stunning South Luangwa National Park and magical Lake Malawi while visiting some of our more luxurious lodges. While this option shows a more luxurious level it is also just an example of what we can offer. We would be happy to tweak this trip to make it the perfect trip for you.
Our guide will meet you at Lusaka airport before you catch your short 30 minute flight down into the Zambezi Valley. Enjoy spectacular views from the air as you fly over the hills bordering the Zambezi River. On arrival at Royal Airstrip, you will be transported to Chongwe, which is idyllically set on one of the best spots along the Zambezi River, offering you a home away from home to relax and unwind in the true wilds of nature. Spend time in between game drives, relaxing at the camp or for something more active why not head out on a canoe to see elephants close up or try your luck at some fishing.
From the Royal Airstrip you will catch your flight to Lusaka where you will be met ahead of your connecting flight to Mfuwe – our gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. On arrival you will be transported to one of the bush camps with an approximate transfer time of 2-4hrs, most of which is a game drive through the national park. Here you will settle into your luxury home in the bush for the next 3 nights on the doorstep of an amazing array of wildlife. Make your choice to venture out on foot for a renowned walking safari, an experience like no other, or experience the park on a traditional game drive, either way make sure you enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets with a sundowner in hand.
Next stop is the beautiful Likoma island in Lake Malawi. After breakfast in the bush it is time for one last game drive through the park, to the Mfuwe Gate which will take about 2-3 hrs. From here our guide will drive you to Mfuwe airstrip where you will catch a flight to Lilongwe and then on to Kaya Mawa. Enjoy the next few days in paradise being as active or as relaxed as you like. Be sure to make the most of the incredible snorkelling, crystal clear waters, fascinating birdlife, diverse flora and fauna, and stunning sunsets on this idyllic island where you really can sit back and take yourself into another world.
Unfortunately it’s time to say good bye to Likoma island for now. You will be taken to Likoma airport to fly back to Lilongwe before getting your international flight.
– Internal flights in Zambia + Airport transfers
– 2 game activities a day in Zambia + Parks Fees + All Meals + Non-Motorised water sports on Likoma island.
– Local bar drinks at the bush camps
– Road transfers from Mfuwe – Lilongwe & return road transfers.
– 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 – Mumbo Island – Nyika Plateau – Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve – Majete Wildlife Reserve – Liwonde National Park