Luangwa

Wilderness and Nature

Minimum: 5 participants, max: 10 participants

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Luangwa - The Best Parks in Zambia and Malawi

Day 1

Lilongwe

Day 1: Lilongwe - Dedza
Upon arrival at Lilongwe Airport transfer to the Dedza Pottery Lodge, which is located in a beautiful mountain landscape. Dinner at the famous restaurant at the Lodge (not included).
Overnight in Chalets in Dedza Lodge. (-/-/-)

Days 2 and 3

Liwonde National Park

Visit of the pottery in the morning, before we head south to Malawi’s best known park, Liwonde National Park. Beautiful scenery on the bank of the Shire River with abundance of hippos, elephants, crocodiles , water bucks, Impalas and warthogs and various species of water birds are found here.
We spend our time with game drives in the Park and a boat cruise on the scenic Shire River.
2x overnight in chalets at Bushman's Baobab.

Day 4

Malawi National Park, Cape McLear -Monkey Bay

On our way to Lake Malawi we stop at Mua Mission to visit the interesting museum to get an insight of the culture and history of Malawi.
Time for relaxation at Cape Mc Lear! Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Lake Malawi and explore the fascinating aquatic life on a snorkelling excursion.
Overnight in Chalets in Chembe Eagles Nest (FB)

 

Day 5

Lilongwe

Early in the morning we visit the Malawi National Park before we drive back to Lilongwe, where we prepare for the next days in the bush.
Overnight in Burleys House, Woodlands Lodge or similar in Lilongwe. (B/L/-)

Days 6, 7 and 8

Luangwa River (South Luangwa National Park)

South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra, leopards, lions and big herds of buffalo and elephant.

Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa.
During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Overnight in Safari Tents or Chalets in Croc Valley Camp, Marula Game Lodge or similar. (3x FB)

 

Day 9

Chipata

After a last game drive in the morning, we are leaving this unique park and drive out of the Luangwa valley and head on to Chipata. En route we will visit a textile factory well known for its beautiful articles with traditional patterns as well as modern design. We will stock up for the next few days on Safari in the city.
Overnight stay at the Protea Hotel in Chipata. (B/L/-)

Day 10

Lusaka

En route to Lusaka we will stop at Luangwa Bridge, a thriving market, where all kinds of baskets and mats as well as hand carved items are offered.
Overnight in Chalets at a comfortable lodge close to Lusaka (B/L/-).

Day 11 and 12

Lower Zambezi National Park

A visit of the Lower Zambezi Park is one of the highlights in Zambia.
The Zambezi River on the one side and the Escarpment on the other form the backdrop of our game viewing. We do game drives in the Park and boating along the river shore to watch the animals coming to drink.
We stay overnight in safari tents in Mvuu Lodge or similar (2x FB)

Day 13

Zambezi River

In the morning we leave the Park and drive along the Zambezi to Kiambi Safari Lodge, were we will spend a leisurely afternoon and enjoy a sunset cruise on the river. Overnight in Luxury Chalets at Kiambi Lodge (FB)

 

Days 14 and 15

Lake Kariba

The western part of Lake Kariba is the most beautiful part with its stunning islands teeming with wildlife. We will do boat cruises and go on game walks on the islands. Wildebeests, Elands, Reedbucks and buffalos are regularly seen here as well as an abundance of bird life.
Overnight on Chikanka Island in Chalets (2x FB).

Day 16

Livingstone

After breakfast transfer to Livingstone. Visit the famous Victoria Falls, Helicopter Flight over the Falls or go shopping at the curio market - the choice is yours. Overnight in Chalets or Safari Tents (Maramba River Lodge, Prana Tented Camp or similar) (B/L/-)

Day 17

Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight back to Europe. (B/-/-)

Dates

The trip runs from Lilongwe to Lusaka or vice versa

2017-18

14.09. – 30.09.2017 from Lilongwe to Livingstone

01.10 – 17.10.2017: from Livingstone to Lilongwe

22.07 – 07.08.2018: from  Lusaka to Lilongwe    

 09.08. – 25.08.2018: from Lilongwe to Lusaka      

16.09. – 02.10.2017: from Lusaka to Lilongwe

 04.10 – 20.10.2017: from Lilongwe to Lusaka

      

 

Included / Excluded

What's included in the price?

Included in the price:

• Accommodation as indicated in the program
• All meals (except meals in Dedza, Lilongwe, Chipata, Lusaka and Livingstone).
• All transport (including transfers to/from the airport on date of arrival and departure)
• Competent English speaking guide and driver/cook.
• 16 overnight stays in Chalets or spacious safari tents, all with en-suite bathrooms
• All entry fees except Victoria Falls (U$ 20 pp)
• All activities as indicated in the program


Not included in the price:

• International flights
• Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
• Visa fees (Zambia: US$ 50-00 pp). Visa fees for Malawi may be applicable depending on nationality.
• Entrance fee to the Victoria Falls (US$ 20-00 pp)
• All optional activities not offered by Adventure Purists Ltd / Bundu Adventures Ltd
• All activities in Livingstone
• Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)
• Tips