Outstanding value for money itinerary taking in Victoria Falls, Zambian bush safari experience and the beaches of Lake Malawi.
12 nights Luxury Zambia + Malawi
Encompass Africa has teamed up with Norman Carr Safaris, Tongabezi in Livingstone and Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island in the midst of the crystal clear Lake Malawi to bring you a combination of the spectacular falls, the best of the bush and a beautiful beach experience.
Please note this itinerary can be modified to suit your needs because we specialise in tailor made travel that’s exactly right for you.
Thrill of the falls
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ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 1 Tongabezi Lodge
Arrive Livingstone International Airport where you are met by your driver for the transfer to Tongabezi. Depending on the time of your arrival you will be given lunch or afternoon tea and then you may have a chance to head out on an afternoon activity before returning for dinner.
Day 2 Sindabezi Island
You will be transferred to nearby Sindabezi Island today. Depending on your mood, you can spend today at the Victoria Falls, go for a morning boat cruise on the Zambezi or ask the team to assist you in organising white water rafting or a swim in the Devil’s Pools (both seasonal activities).
Day 3 Sindabezi Island
With many activities on offer, today you could go canoeing, visit the nearby local village, fish, have lunch on a private island or participate in a game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
Day 4 and 5 Kapani Lodge
You will catch a flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe for the South Luangwa National Park and your safari with Norman Carr Safaris and be transferred to Kapani Lodge. An early start gives you the full day to explore the game-rich area close to Kapani. The morning drive brings you back to camp for more food and a bit of down time before the evening safari during which you will have the opportunity to view some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the bush.
Day 6 and 7 Luwi Camp / Nsolo Bush Camp
You will move from Kapani to the first of your remote bush camp accommodations from where you will experience your first proper walking safari. Game viewing activities from Luwi and Nsolo bush camps are mostly on foot although game drives and night drives are always an option.
Day 8 and 9 Kakuli Camp /Mchenja Bush Camp
You will transfer to your next bush camp this morning, either walking or driving (or a combination of both). You will arrive in time for brunch. You’ll have two full day here exploring the South Luangwa and all it has to offer. Kakuli or Mchenja offer both walking and driving safaris.
Day 10 Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island, Lake Malawi
The drive from your bush camp to Mfuwe Airport takes you along the Luangwa river for the last time. Your flight will take you via Lilongwe and onto Likoma Island in the midst of the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. Kaya Mawa (meaning “maybe tomorrow”) is situated at the southern tip surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs. There are 5 rooms dotted around a rocky knoll, two family houses on the beach, two double houses at the end of the beach and a honeymoon suite on its own island. Each room has its own deck, views to die for and direct access to the lake.
Day 11 and 12 Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island, Lake Malawi
You have two full day to enjoy the splendour of this luxurious and peaceful beach resort. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed both on and under the water. Lake Malawi is Africa’s 3rd largest lake and is home to a wide variety of aquatic life – the clear waters around Likoma island are excellent for diving and snorkelling. The Island itself has plenty of treats in store and you are free to explore on foot, by bicycle or on quad bikes. A visit to St Peter’s Cathedral is highly recommended. This remarkable building, built by missionaries at the turn of the 20th century measures over 100mts in length.
Day 13 Departure
The flight from Likoma Island will take you to Lilongwe from where you will connect to your onward flight.
Price excludes international airfares.
Prices vary depending on time of year visitors plan to travel.
|January – April 2011||US$5,250|
|July – October 2011||US$6,555|
|November – December 2011||US$5,370|