Days 1 to 3 : Luangwa Valley
On arrival at Lilongwe Airport, you will transfer to your charter aircraft for the 50 minute flight westwards to the South Luangwa national Park in Zambia. After landing at Mfuwe, you are driven to the camp of your choice. Camps include Tena Tena, Tafika, Kaingo, Nkwali, Kapani or Lion Camp.
The next three nights are spent enjoying the wildlife of the Luangwa in open 4×4 safari vehicles by day and at night, as well as on walking safaris. All the camps are between four and nine rooms – so they offer personal service and flexibility. Wildlife highlights in the Luangwa include all the big game – Elephants, Lion, Buffalo and in particular, Leopard.
Days 4 and 5 : Liwonde National Park – Mvuu
We transfer back to Mfuwe for the charter flight to Malawi, and then fly onto Liwonde National park, one of the most scenic and diverse game parks around. The park straddles the Shire River, the main drainage outlet for Lake Malawi. The attractive riverine forest, dominated by palm, is home to some of the best wildlife in the region – huge Crocodiles, countless pods of Hippo, Sable, Elephants and some of the best birding on he continent await visitors to this park.
Accommodation for the next two nights is at Mvuu Lodge – a 10 bedded, comfortable tented camp situated on the banks of the Shire River. Activities centre on wonderful game viewing and birding by boat, in open 4×4 vehicles, night drives and walks
Days 6 and 7 : Lake Malawi
From Mvuu we travel by road or by air to the remote Chintheche Inn, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. The lake here is free of bilharzia and offers safe swimming in the clear waters of one of Africa’s largest fresh water lakes. These two nights offer a fascinating contrast to the rest of the safari. Besides the beach and the water-sport activities, guests can visit the neighbouring traditional villages and learn about and enjoy rural African culture, traditions and village life.
Day 8 : Safari ends
After breakfast you are flown or driven back to Lilongwe where your safari ends.