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Captivating 11 day Malawi and Zambia Safari

You will experience some of the best attractions  of Malawi and Zambia. 

Safari Highlights

Malawi: Lake Malawi | Nankoma Island | Liwonde National Park | Zomba

Zambia:  South Luangwa National Park | Nsefu

What's included:

  • All road transfers (vehicle and its insurance)
  • Guide allowance
  • National Park fees
  • All accommodation and meal plans
  • Boat transfers
  • Game activities and included activities offered by hotels / lodges. such as non-motorized water sports, hiking trails etc.

What's excluded: 

  • Items of personal interest along the way
  • Meals not shown in itinerary meal plan
  • Visa fee if the clients need a visa on entry into Malawi and Zambia
  • PCR Covid tests if required
  • Tips / Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

 

Malawi

Dubbed 'The Warm Heart of Africa' due to the legendary welcome extended to all who visit, Malawi is a small country with a big heart and an even bigger range of incredible tourist activities! Lake Malawi’s vast size, its warm freshwater and its gorgeous surrounding beaches make it a mecca for those seeking a year-round location to swim, scuba dive, snorkel, water ski, sail, kayak, parasail or simply potter about in boats. Malawi also boasts plenty of national parks providing a haven for a wide variety of wildlife including crocodiles, lions, elephants, hippos and even leopard. Culture vultures are also well served by numerous fascinating historical and cultural sites as well as visits to traditional Malawian villages to meet some ever-smiling Malawians going about their daily lives. With all of this exceptional culture, natural scenery and friendliness on offer, this unique African country is enchanting enough to captivate even the most jaded traveller.

Nankoma Island

Nankoma Island is part of the Marelli Archipelago in southern Lake Malawi, where the waters are particularly rich in brightly coloured tropical fish known as cichlids. It is an amazing experience to swim or snorkel with them as they flash by in iridescent shades. There is also rich birdlife on the island, including hornbills, kingfishers, paradise flycatchers and owls, as well as cormorants and fish eagles on the lake shores. You can go kayaking around the island, take a boat trip to neighbouring islands or go on a sundowner cruise.

Zambia

This unique, peanut-shaped country, once known as Northern Rhodesia, offers visitors an authentic African experience complete with adrenalin pumping adventure sports, a variety of fascinating cultural activities, and an abundance of indigenous wildlife, which finds refuge in Zambia’s vast national parks. Spend your evenings enjoying the spectacular site of the world’s largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls, while sipping on sundowners after an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting down the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River. If that sounds a little too adventurous for your taste, take a houseboat cruise along the exquisite Lake Kariba while watching wild elephants drink at the riverbank as you try your hand at catching the elusive tiger fish. However you choose to spend your time in this unique country, you are bound to leave with a heavy heart and a desire to return again soon to this exceptionally beautiful Southern African country

Schedule for 11 Day Malawi and Zambia Safari

DAY 1: Lilongwe to Nanthomba Island.
Morning Pick up at airport or hotel
  Transfer to Lake Malawi and then by boat to Nanthomba Island
Late Afternoon Check in and relax
Evening Dinner and overnight
DAY 2: Blue zebra lodge, nankoma island
Own time Explore and partake in exciting activities
DAY 3: Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park        
Own time Game drives and various activities
DAY 4: mvuu camp, liwonde national park
Own time Game drives and various activities
DAY 5: Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel, Zomba 
 Morning Breakfast, checkout and travel to Zomba
Afternoon Optional activities
Evening Dinner and overnight
DAY 6: Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park, zambia
Morning Breakfast, checkout. Plateau tour.  Travel to Zambian border.
Afternoon Lunch stop in Chipata. Travel to Flat Dogs Camp. Late afternoon / evening game drive
Evening Dinner and overnight
DAYs 7 & 8:Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park 
Full Day Activities include game drives, bush walks and cultural tour
DAY 9: nsefu sector, mfuwe
Morning Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to Nsefu sector for safari activities
Afternoon Activities include game drives, bush walks and Nsefu hot springs
Evening Dinner and overnight
DAY 10: nsefu sector, mfuwe
Full Day Safari activities
DAY 11: mfuwe to lusaka
 Morning Breakfast followed by transfer to Mfuwe airport for flight to Lusaka

 

Day by Day Itinerary for 11 Day Malawi and Zambia Safari

Day 1: Pickup in Lilongwe

Your dedicated guide will meet at the airport or your hotel.  After a briefing you will transfer overland  to Central Lakeshore of Lake Malawi (one and a half-hour drive) passing through scenic Malawian villages. Arrive in Salima and transferred by boat to Blue Zebra Lodge on Nanthomba Island.

Full Board at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

The perfect getaway for nature lovers looking for a combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting. Exclusively situated on Nankoma Island, a wild paradise in Lake Malawi National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site). Unobtrusive and eco-friendly, operating on solar power.

Offering a unique and sustainable travel experience, Blue Zebra is a conservation driven lodge working with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi to protect three islands making up the Marelli group: Nankoma, Maleri, and Nakantenga. These uninhabited islands are home to a vast array of fresh water fish, including some of the most rare and colourful in the world. They support diverse flora and fauna and are a bird watcher's paradise.

Accommodation: a unique set-up with 9 en-suite safari-style tented chalets and 1 Superior Cottage overlooking Lake Malawi. Secluded executive chalets boast stunning views from private balconies, some with lake access. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment, immersed in nature.

Facilities: spa, infinity pool, cocktail bar, restaurant, games room, meetings room, curio shop.

Activities: nature trails, birding, kayaking, snorkelling, seasonal scuba, water-sports, sunset cruise.

Day 2:  Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Nankoma Island 

Enjoy a full day exploring this beautiful island and partake in various activities.

Full Board

Day 3: :  Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park     

 

After  breakfast and check out, leave the island and travel to Liwonde National Park on the banks of Shire River.

Stopover at Mua Mission - Malawi's premier museum depicting some origins of some Malawian tubes, the effect of the slave trade and how Malawian culture and values are being preserved at the centre.

Liwonde is Malawi's best National Park. Here you can experience the best of Malawian safaris. Hippos bask in the slow-moving pools and crocodiles lurk on mudflats. Here is the dream of an Africa that had lured explorers along this very river into the heart of Africa. Birdlife is prolific.

Enjoy late afternoon game drives and sundowners in 4x4's that allows off-road exploration on the tracks along the river.

Full Board at Mvuu Camp

Overnight: Mvuu Lodge        

Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River with the main lounge area set high above the water in an area of captivating variety and beauty. It has an extensive wildlife library and telescope to make the most of the exceptional bird and other life that moves around the river. Mvuu means “hippo” in Tonga and the name epitomises the large numbers of pods of these water-loving mammals that float in the river. In this lush and fertile area, an excellent diversity of animals can be seen.

Accommodation comprises eight luxury tents, one of which is a romantic honeymoon suite. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities and its own deck built to look over the water. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area and a swimming pool.

Activities include boat safaris, nature walks, treks & trails birding, and traditional game drives by day and night. No visit to Mvuu is complete without a visit to one of the villages on its boundaries to experience authentic African village life.

Full board

Day 4:  Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park        

Enjoy a full day of exploring and exciting activities.

Full Board

 

Day 5: Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel, Zomba 

After checkout, drive straight to Zomba, the former capital city of Malawi. The climate and scenery here is breathtaking. You will be at Sunbird Ku Chawe - a hotel pitched on the rim of Zomba plateau.

Dinner and overnight – Sunbird Ku Chawe

Nestled in the heart of Malawi, Sunbird Ku Chawe is Malawi’s premier mountain resort and one of the best places to fully take in the vast and beautiful countryside of Malawi. The hotel overlooks the Zomba Plateau, which rises to nearly 2200m above sea level. Surrounding the hotel are some of the most stunning views to be seen in all of Africa.

The hotel's facilities include the Mulunguzi Restaurant and Bastions Bar, as well as conference facilities and Wi-Fi.

The hotel offers a comprehensive range of excursions due to Zomba Plateau being ideal for exploration by foot. Experienced guides escort walking safaris, hiking and horse riding.

Bed and breakfast

Day 6:  Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park   

After breakfast and a plateau tour, check out from the hotel and depart for Zambian Border Via Lilongwe

Continue Transfer to Flatdogs Camp in Mfuwe and you will have Lunch along the way in Chipata

On arrival at the lodge you will be taken to your tent and later on join in the last activity of the day - Evening Game Drive

You will return to the lodge in time for dinner.

  • Activities
    • Morning Game Drives
    • Evening Game Drives or
    • Walking Safari
    • Village and tribal textile tours

Flatdogs camp offers a mix of accommodations right next to the South Luangwa NP.  The luxurious Crocodile Nest is a two bed-roomed tented house with private pool, which comes with a private vehicle and guide.  The wilder Jackalberry Treehouse is a two bed-roomed, open-fronted reed house built on platforms around four live Ebony trees, over-looking a game rich waterhole.  The chalets suit families perfectly as they feel more solid and the kids can walk through to their parents’ room without having to go outside.  The luxury tents are spread out along the riverbank and are the “Africa under canvas” experience, often with elephant browsing around them and hippo grazing just outside.   The standard tents are just a little smaller but still with full en-suite facilities.

The food at Flatdogs is renowned in the safari world as they have an a la carte restaurant serving a wide range of delicious & creative meals catering to all diets and needs.

Safaris are led by expert guides who have studied all facets of the natural world.  They can explain in detail the inter-locking ecology of the Park and use nature’s alarm calls to find interesting sightings for guests rather than following the herd!

Bed and breakfast

Day 7: Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park      

Full day of activities in Luangwa National Park

Bed and breakfast

Day 8: Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park      

Full day of activities in Luangwa National Park

Bed and breakfast

Day 9:  Zikomo Safari Camp, South Luangwa National Park

On the 4th day in Mfuwe – you will be transferred to the Nsefu Sector – approximately 1 hr. 30 minHere you will continue with the daily activities

  • Activities
    • Morning Game Drives
    • Evening Game Drives or
    • Walking Safari
    • Nsefu Hot Spring

Zikomo Safari Camp is situated at the edge of the Nsefu sector in South Luangwa National Park. The area offers exceptional day and night game drives, as well as exciting walking safaris. 

Zikomo Safari Camp offers nine handmade African chalets. Each chalet has an ensuite bathroom and overlooks the Luangwa River. There are two family sized chalets that sleep up to five and seven doubles.All chalets have comfortable beds with drop down mosquito nets and plenty of privacy.

Bed and breakfast

Day 10:  Zikomo Safari Camp, South Luangwa National Park    

Full day of activities in Nsefu sector in Luangwa National Park.

Bed and breakfast

Day 11: Luangwa to Lusaka

On your last day – in the valley – you will be transferred to Mfuwe International Airport where you will connect with Lusaka bound flight. (You will arrive in time to connect with your international flight from KKIA)

Bed and Breakfast

End of our services

 

Pricing

Valid Between Pax Price Per Person Single Supplement Children Under 12, per child
21 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 2 -3 $ 6,500 - -
21 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 4+ $ 6,000 - -