A special arrangement with a prestigious safari company in Zambia’s premier national park, South Luangwa combined with Malawi, a stunning African gem with dramatic scenery, wildlife and welcoming people
Flight - 1 night
Luangwa River - 3 nights
Nsefu / Nkwali - 2 nights
Pumulani - 3 nights
Kuthengo - 2 nights
Mkulumadzi - 3 nights
Flight - 1 night
Robin Pope founded his safari company 30 years ago establishing a high reputation for small, luxurious, intimate and remote camps in pristine wilderness areas, with unrivalled game viewing by vehicle, boat and foot. Recently, Kuthengo Camp at Liwonde National Park has been added inspiring us to combine Zambia’s famous South Luangwa National Park, with Malawi, the warm heart of Africa.
Malawi is a peaceful central African country renowned for friendly people. Its big draw is Lake Malawi, stretching 500km along the border. Liwonde is home to elephant, crocodile, lion, cheetah and prolific birdlife whilst Majete is a ‘Big Five’ reserve.
Zambia’s premier national park, South Luangwa is best known for its breathtaking scenery and density of animals; herds of elephants, hippos, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes and buffalos wander on the open plains; leopards, hunt in the woodlands.
None of this comes at a low price but our special arrangement is able to offer an excellent tariff including game viewing, food and drinks on safari.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
UNESCO Site: Lake Malawi
No Single Supplement
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Lusaka via Addis Ababa.
Day 2 Fly to Mfuwe and transfer to South Luangwa National Park for three nights at the Luangwa River Camp. (D)
Day 3 Morning game drive. Lunch at the camp with time for a swim. Afternoon/early evening game drive, returning for dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Morning game drive. Lunch at the camp with time for a swim. Afternoon/early evening game drive, returning for dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Morning game drive through the park, crossing the Luangwa River to Nsefu Camp for two nights. Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Full-day game drive with a picnic at the salt pans in the Nsefu sector (full-day game drive in Apr). (B, L, D)
Day 7 Fly to Lilongwe and transfer to Pumulani (3 hrs) for a three-night stay. Pumulani is situated on the westside of the Nankumba Peninsula in the south end of UNESCO Heritage site, Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars”. (B, L, D)
Day 8 A day of relaxation by the lake (watersports available). Sunset dhow cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Time to relax. A guided walk of a local village. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Scenic transfer to Kuthengo Camp (3 hrs) in Liwonde National Park for two nights. Enjoy lunch looking out over the Shire River and evening game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 11 Explore the Shire River and lagoons, an excellent opportunity for sightings of elephants, hippo, crocodile and bird life. (B, L, D)
Day 12 Transfer to Mkulumadzi Camp for three nights (5 hrs) by a beautiful and scenic drive through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. The Camp is located within Majete Wildlife Reserve, which is Malawi’s only ‘Big Five’ reserve. (B, L, D)
Day 13 Day at leisure. The lodge is in a stunning location and activities include game drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, black rhino tracking, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and game viewing from a hide. (B, L, D)
Day 14 Day at leisure to pick your activity or just relax. (B, L, D)
Day 15 Transfer to Blantyre for your return overnight flight via Addis Ababa. (B, L)
Day 16 Arrive at Heathrow.
Luggage is limited to a soft bag of 15kgs including hand luggage.
For April departures Nsefu camp is closed due to the water levels and will be substituted by Nkwali Camp.
A safari camp at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia’s premier national park. Restaurant, bar, free laundry service and pool. Five bush suites overlooking the Luangwa River with hairdryer and safe. Laundry included.
A safari camp located in the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park, on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River, across which elephants often cross. Restaurant, bar and free laundry service. 6 air-conditioned thatch rondavels with safe. Laundry included.
A lakeside camp on the west of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi with restaurant, bar, free laundry service and 2 pools. 10 luxury villas facing Lake Malawi with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry included.
A safari camp located on a large open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park among Fever trees and Baobabs with a restaurant, free laundry service and pool. Four air-conditioned safari tents with safe. Laundry included.
A safari camp on a private concession of the Majete Wildlife Reserve, a ‘Big Five’ national park with restaurant, bar, free laundry service and pool. Eight luxurious chalets on the Shire River with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry included.
per person in a twin/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2023: Apr 15, Oct 7 & Nov 4
Single Supplement £1100
Ethiopian Airlines Business Class from £1995
Arrival and departure transfer with group included
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 13 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, full board and drinks, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representative. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
For the Mfuwe – Lilongwe flight, guests will need to pay departure taxes currently at $40 per person – this must be paid in cash USD.
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