Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
This 9-day journey begins in Livingstone, at the largest curtain of water in the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. Then head on safari to South Luangwa National Park, where you will experience a wide variety and abundance of game and some of the most experienced guides in the Luangwa Valley. You will then finish up on the shores of Lake Malawi, where you will have the chance to relax in one of the most scenic parts of Southern Africa.
Day 1 - Livingstone
On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. (LD)
The staff at the lodge will be available to discuss the activities offered by the lodge during your stay and make the necessary arrangements.
This award winning eco-lodge in Zambia leans into the tranquillity of its hidden location on the banks of the Zambezi River. Combine romance and luxury with a hint of adventure as you relax just 12km upstream of Victoria Falls. Your joyous team welcome guests to a selection of Houses and Cottages, each embellished with interiors lovingly chosen from around Africa. Immerse yourself in nature and experience unique dining and river activities. Conde Nast may have called Tongabezi one of the top 20 Hotels in the World, but would you believe they started out as tents with bucket showers?
Day 2 - Livingstone
Enjoy the activities provided by the lodge. These could include a guide tall of Victoria Falls, mountain biking, walking safaris in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, village visit or museum tour. (BLD)
Day 3 - Lupanda Game Area
Your departure time will be confirmed by the lodge staff. You will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your scheduled flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa via Lusaka. (BLD)
On arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met and transferred by road to your Camp where you will stay for the next three nights. The drive from the airport is approximately 50 minutes, depending on game seen en route.
Shawa Luangwa Camp is situated on the eastern bank of the Luangwa River on a site hand-picked by Jacob Shawa, the Head Professional Guide at camp. From this beautiful location, you can cross the river on a pontoon or boat and explore the prime game-viewing areas of the South Luangwa National Park. Jacob Shawa is not only a legendary Zambian guide; he is also the inspiration behind building Shawa Luangwa Camp in the first place. Jacob was brought up in the Luangwa Valley and his interest in wildlife started when he was young. Whilst he was completing secondary school at Mambwe High School (at the time the only secondary school in the Valley) Jacob’s passion for wildlife was so evident that he was named Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Club for the school.
Day 4 to Day 5 - South Luangwa National Park and Nsefu Sector
Enjoy early morning game drives, afternoon game and night drives, and walking safaris with your professional guide. You will also have the opportunity to visit some local community projects including a local village and school should you wish to. During the day you can relax in camp and game view from your own private room deck or the swimming pool. (BLD)
Day 6 - Lake Malawi
Today you will be transferred from your camp to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Likoma Island airstrip, Lake Malawi. This flight does stop in Lilongwe where you will clear immigration and customs. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met and transferred to your lodge. (BLD)
On the white sandy beaches of Likoma Island sits Kaya Mawa, a boutique lodge that welcomes honeymooners, families and friends for an indulgently carefree getaway. Meaning ‘maybe tomorrow’ in Chichewa/Nyanja, the ethos of Kaya Mawa is in its name. Relaxed lakeside living is woven into the style, luxury and comfort of its Houses and Rooms. Dinner by starlight, massage therapy at the spa, and snorkelling in turquoise waters – it’s just another blissful day at Kaya. Built by local hands and as Malawi’s first resort run solely on renewable-energy, Kaya Mawa is firmly grounded in sustainability, community empowerment and ethical trade.
Day 7 to Day 8 - Lake Malawi
Enjoy the numerous activities available at the lodge or just relax by the pool. (BLD)
Day 9 - End of Bush and Beach Safari
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight to Lilongwe Airport and your onward connection to your next destination. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 07 Apr 23 - 11 Apr 23 $12,695 $16,290
- 12 Apr 23 - 30 Apr 23 $10,375 $10,500
- 01 May 23 - 30 Jun 23 $10,770 $11,930
- 01 Jul 23 - 30 Sep 23 $12,695 $16,290
- 01 Oct 23 - 31 Oct 23 $12,305 $14,880
- 01 Nov 23 - 30 Nov 23 $10,375 $10,500
- 23 Dec 23 - 02 Jan 24 $12,695 $16,290
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.