South Luangwa & Lake Malawi
Take a truly wild, off-the-beaten path adventure in Zambia and Malawi, visiting two incredible wildlife destinations – South Luangwa and Majete – and ending your adventure at Lake Malawi, one of the most beautiful and tranquil locations in Africa. Be sure to take a walking safari in Zambia, which the country is famous for, allowing you to view wild animals on foot. Also enjoy game drives, boating, hiking, and cultural visits. Then it’s off to scenic, peaceful, crystal-clear, Lake Malawi, where there are a wide variety of water sports to choose from, or just soak up the sun on its beaches.
South Luangwa - Zambia's Premier Park
After arrival in Lusaka, connect to your flight to Zambia’s premier park, South Luangwa, one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas, and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. This enormous park – 3500 sq. miles – has a variety of habitats, but the meandering river, tributaries and lagoons are the focal point for wildlife (and therefore game watching) including elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, leopard, lion, and many other species, as well as more than 450 species of birds. You will be staying in small, intimate camps on private land, where you can enjoy game drives, night safaris, and visits to “non-touristy” villages, a real opportunity to meet local people and learn about daily life. This is Zambia at its finest, and wildest, and not to be missed by anyone wanting to experience a truly authentic safari.
Fly to Magical Malawi
Fly to Malawi, one of Africa’s smaller countries, but also one of its most authentic, adventurous and most beautiful destinations. You’ll be spending 3 nights in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi’s only Big 5 reserve and home to a great diversity of species. Virtually undiscovered by tourists, safaris here feel more like you are on an African expedition, compared to many other parks on the continent where it is sometimes hard, or even impossible, to get away from other people. Your experience here is guaranteed to be wild and exciting. Enjoy game drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking, cultural tours, birding, and game-viewing from a hide.
Bush to Beach
You can take a scenic drive or fly to the shores of Lake Malawi, with its picturesque lush hills, blue waters and pristine beaches. It is also home to the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world, more than a thousand species- combined with its calm, crystal-clear water it offers exceptional snorkeling and diving. This is the perfect place to unwind after a wildlife safari. You can be as active or as relaxed as you want – soaking up the sun and enjoying the lovely scenery, or choose from a wide range of watersports, including kayaking, boating, sailing, swimming, waterskiing, and tubing, as well as fishing and cultural visits. At the end of the day be sure to take a sunset cruise on a traditional wooden dhow, taking in the night sky on what Livingstone called, “The Lake of Stars”, and some modern explorers call the most beautiful lake in Africa.
Today you will depart from your sunny spot on the lake and take a light aircraft to Lilongwe in time to catch your connecting flight home.