A truly magical 12 night safari combining the excitement of the Victoria Falls, the spectacular wildlife and untamed wilderness of the South Luangwa with the tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi.
Victoria Falls Bush and Beach
12 night safari combining the excitement of the Victoria Falls, the spectacular wildlife and untamed wilderness of the South Luangwa with the tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi.
Norman Carr Safaris together with Tongabezi and Kaya Mawa are pleased to offer this exceptional 12 night safari taking in the most exclusive owner operated camps in Zambia and Lake Malawi.
Combine a multitude of activities (white water rafting, scuba diving, walking and driving safaris just to name a few) with the peace and relaxation of being in the natural surroundings of the bush and on your own private island, eating wonderful food and taking in the view with a cool drink on your balcony.
1 night at Tongabezi Lodge ; 2 nights at the exclusive Sindabezi Island in the Zambezi River ; 6 nights in Norman Carr Safaris camps in the South Luangwa ; 3 nights at Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi
Victoria Falls Bush and Beach Full Itinerary
DATES : 20 Jan – 3 April
Included Meals (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Day 1 (Tongabezi Lodge)
Arrive Livingstone International Airport where you are met by your driver for the transfer to Tongabezi. Depending on the time of your arrival you will be given lunch or afternoon tea and then you may have a chance to head out on an afternoon activity before returning for dinner.
Day 2 and 3 (Sindabezi Island)
You will be transferred to nearby Sindabezi Island today. Depending on your mood, you can spend today at the Victoria Falls, go for a morning boat cruise on the Zambezi or ask the team to assist you in organising white water rafting or a swim in the Devil’s Pools (both seasonal activities). With so many activities on offer, you could go canoeing, visit the nearby local village, fish, have lunch on a private island or participate in a game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya NP.
Day 4 and 5 (Kapani Lodge – this is just and eg. Camps will be allocated on availability at the time)
You will catch a flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe for the South Luangwa National Park and your safari with Norman Carr Safaris and be transferred to Kapani Lodge. You will have a late brunch and a bit of down time before the evening safari during which you will have the opportunity to view some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the bush.
Day 6 and 7 (Luwi / Nsolo Bush Camp)
You will move from Kapani to the first of your remote bush camp accommodations from where you will experience your first proper walking safari. Game viewing activities from Luwi and Nsolo bush camps are mostly on foot although game drives and night drives are always an option.
Day 8 and 9 (Kakuli/Mchenja Bush Camp)
You will transfer to your next bush camp this morning, either walking or driving (or a combination of both). You will arrive in time for brunch. You’ll have two full days here exploring the South Luangwa and all it has to offer. Kakuli and Mchenja offer both walking and driving safaris.
Day 10, 11 and 12 (Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island, Lake Malawi)
The drive from your bush camp to Mfuwe Airport takes you along the Luangwa River for the last time. Your flight will take you via Lilongwe and onto Likoma Island in the midst of the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. Kaya Mawa (meaning “maybe tomorrow”) is situated at the southern tip surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs. You have two full days to enjoy the splendour of this luxurious and peaceful beach resort. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed both on and under the water. Lake Malawi is Africa’s 3rd largest lake and is home to a wide variety of aquatic life - the clear waters around Likoma island are excellent for diving and snorkelling. The Island itself has plenty of treats in store and you are free to explore on foot, by bicycle or on quad bikes.
Day 13 (Departure)
The flight from Likoma Island will take you to Lilongwe from where you will connect to your onward flight.
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