Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
This 10 day journey with Robin Pope Safaris 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 spend some time relaxing 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.
Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only three kilometres from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either the main garden, infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched.
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 - South Luangwa National Park
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 Nkwali 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.
Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon.
The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms.
Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.
Day 4 to Day 5 - South Luangwa National Park
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 Nkwali Camp to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Monkey Bay Airstrip located on the Southern Lakeshore of Lake Malawi. This flight does stop in Lilongwe where you will clear immigration and customs. On arrival at Monkey Bay Airstrip you will be met and driven to the lodge – approximately 30 minutes drive. (BLD)
Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs to help reflect the heat provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy.
David Livingstone famously named Lake Malawi “The Lake Of Stars” and for good reason, during the day the light dances across the deep blue water and once the sun has set the stars twinkle brightly both in the sky but also on the lake as the fishermen light up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake.
Guests can relax on the white sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity they offer water skiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on the hand-built dhow and snorkelling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fish life is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world.
Day 7 to Day 9 - Lake Malawi
Enjoy the numerous activities available at the lodge or just relax by the pool. (BLD)
- End of Bush and Beach Safari
Today you will be transferred back to Lilongwe Airport by road for your onward connection to your next destination. This drive is approximately 3 hours and will give you a fascinating insight into local life in Malawi. (B)
Dates and Pricing
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.