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Vacation Activities ID: 2349
8 Day South Luangwa & Lake Malawi Experience
Offered by partner: ID 1
Country : Zambia
Destination's: livingstone (Luapula), luangwa (Northern)
Duration: 8 day(s)
Minimum Price: $4395 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $4395 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Visiting Parks, Wildlife Safari
Vacation Activities Highlight
The tour starts in Livingstone (Zambia), home to the mighty Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River and also Africa’s undisputed adventure capital. From Africa’s biggest waterfall the group will fly to the Mfuwe Airport near the South Luangwa National Park and get transferred to a secluded luxury camp on the banks of the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park. The South Luangwa National Park forms part of the southern tip of the African Great Rift Valley System. One of the world’s greatest and most untouched wildlife sanctuaries, mostly due to its remote location, the South Luangwa National Park offers an authentic safari experience like no other park in Africa. You will explore this wildlife rich paradise on open vehicle game drives and guided walking safaris. With South Luangwa being the ‘birthplace’ of the walking safari, this is one of the most unique wildlife tracking experiences one can have in Africa.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

You will be met by a representative at the Livingstone International Airport holding a sign board with your details. Transfer time to the hotel is approximately 20 minutes. Upon arrival at the luxury hotel located above the mighty Victoria Falls you will check in at reception. Any optional activities should be booked upon arrival at the hotel to avoid disappointment. Kindly note it will only be possible to do activities if you arrive on a morning flight. You have some time at own leisure to settle in before your pre-departure meeting at 18:00 pm in the evening.

Included: Luxury En Suite Accommodation (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Zambezi Sun Hotel (or similar accommodation)

Day 2: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

After breakfast transfer to Livingstone International Airport, Zambia. You will depart a scheduled flight to the Mfuwe Airport, South Luangwa National Park, and eastern Zambia. The unspoilt South Luangwa National Park is rated one of greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. Upon arrival at the Mfuwe Airport near the South Luangwa National Park you will be met by our representative and transferred in 4x4 through the National Park to your bush lodge located on the banks of the Luangwa River. Great chances of seeing wildlife en route to the camp.

Upon arrival at the lodge you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and have time to settle in. This is true unspoilt African wilderness, and the chances of seeing wildlife wandering through the camp is excellent. Later in the afternoon you will depart on an open vehicle game drive in search of the wildlife that inhabits the South Luangwa National Park. On safari activities you will also have excellent photographic opportunities of especially predators like lion and leopard, and a variety of antelope and bird species. The area around the Luangwa River is especially popular for great sightings of big elephant and buffalo herds, and many hippos. Return to the lodge after sunset for dinner and an evening of leisure with your fellow travellers.

Included: Dinner, transfers, Flight Livingstone to Mfuwe, activities, laundry (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Track and Trail River Camp (or similar accommodation)

Day 3 & 4: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

An early morning wake up call to make the most of the morning for game viewing. You depart on an open vehicle game drive, or guided walking safari for approximately 3 hours. As one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, the South Luangwa National Park has over 60 different mammal species and over 400 different bird species that inhabit the park. The park is especially known for great sightings of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, crocodile and hippo. With South Luangwa being the birthplace of the walking safari, this promises to be an unforgettable experience lead by extremely passionate and knowledgeable guides. On the walking safari you will have great photo opportunities with great chances of getting up close and personal to African wildlife. After an exciting morning safari activity return to the camp and have time at leisure to relax, laze beside the pool or enjoy a massage. In the late afternoon depart on a guided safari activity in the South Luangwa National Park and return to camp after sunset.

Included: All meals, activities, laundry (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Track and Trail River Camp (or similar accommodation)

Day 5: Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi

If time allows, the morning is free to do one more game drive or maybe a walking safari. You will get transferred to Mfuwe Airport, approximately 30 kilometres by road with great chances of seeing wildlife en route. Board a light aircraft for a very scenic flight across the Zambian border into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi. Arriving at Lilongwe International Airport, our representative will assist the group with customs & immigration procedures and make sure everyone gets their passports stamped before you continue in light aircraft to Monkey Bay on the southern shores of Lake Malawi.

Lake Malawi is Africa’s 3rd largest fresh water lake and 8th largest in the world. This great lakes’ tropical waters reportedly are the habitat of more species of fish than that of any other body of fresh water on Earth, thus offering spectacular fresh water scuba diving and snorkelling, a hidden treasure. Upon arrival at the Monkey Bay airstrip, you will have a private luxury yacht awaiting you for a charter to Cape Maclear where you will spend two days on the shores of Lake Malawi. Gin and Tonics in hand, you set sail along the shores of this magnificent lake through the Lake Malawi National Park, and also have a lunch prepared on the yacht. Upon arrival at your luxury lodge on the beach in Cape Maclear, you will check in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Included: All meals, scenic light aircraft flight, transfers, yacht charter, activities, laundry (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Danforth Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 6 & 7: Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi

Day is free to be spent at own leisure. A variety of activities are included; kayaking, dingy & Hobie cat sailing, cycling, snorkelling and fishing. The lodge also has a PADI Dive Centre that offers scuba diving courses. Alternatively guests can laze on the beach, beside the pool or explore Cape Maclear and its beautiful lush surrounds. The lodge is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Malawi National Park and offers excellent hiking or mountain biking. A variety of motorised watersports available.

Included: All meals, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Danforth Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 8: Lilongwe, Malawi

From Cape Maclear the group gets transferred by road through the densely vegetated mountain pass of the Lake Malawi National Park to the Monkey Bay landing strip. From Monkey Bay you will board a scenic light aircraft flight to Lilongwe International Airport where an unforgettable safari ends.

Included: Breakfast, scenic light aircraft flight, transfers (as per itinerary)
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• 7 Nights Luxury en suite accommodation
• Domestic flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe
• All scenic light aircraft flights between camps
• Meals & beverages as per itinerary
• All guided open vehicle game drives and walking safaris in the South Luangwa National Park
• Lake Malawi activities as per itinerary; sailing, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking
• Private luxury yacht charter from Monkey Bay to Cape Maclear including lunch and drinks
• National Park Fees
• Laundry (as per itinerary)
• All road transfers as per itinerary (excluding transfers for optional activities)

Price Excludes:

• Commercial flights
• Insurance
• Visa costs
• Premium brand spirits
• Optional activities
• Gratuities
• Items of a personal nature
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