Malawi (Lilongwe) – South Luangwa (Zambia) Arrival from international flight at Lilongwe Airport. Scheduled flight from Lilongwe to Mfuwe. Road transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Track and Trail River Camp.
Day 2-3 & 4:
Enjoy the natural beauty of South Luangwa – daily activities available including game drives, walks and a visit to Kawaza cultural village. Track and Trail is situated 5 minutes away from the main gate of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, overlooking the Luangwa River. The lodge has 4 comfortable en-suite thatched chalets and 5 rustic ensuite safari tents, each with a private balcony/veranda that overlooks the Luangwa River, that attracts abundant wildlife and game from the African bush. Each chalet/tent provides power, and is equipped with a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, mosquito nets. Meals are served from the Lime tree restaurant. Day and evening time safaris (+/- 4 hours) are offered on a daily basis, or those more adventurous at heart can take the exciting option of a walking safari to view or track animals on foot with armed scout for safety. Track and Trail River Camp is one of the few places in the South Luangwa National Park that stays open during the Green Season. For those interested in photography, Peter is a keen photographer and safari guide who can advise and assist you to improve your wildlife pics.
South Luangwa (Chikunto Luxury tented camp)
Chikunto Camp is an intimate refuge of comfort and tranquility. This is a unique lodge situated in the South Luangwa National Park with 6 luxury en-suite canvas tents, each with a private decking area that overlooks the Luangwa River that attracts abundant wildlife and game from the African bush. Each stylish chalet features stand fan and ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet. The chalets stand high on stilts overlooking the sandbanks of the Luangwa. At Chikunto you will have the opportunity to participate in the African adventure of a lifetime, at a luxurious standard of comfort and service, unexpected in the bush. Overlooking the wide open sandbanks in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, the lodge provides the visitor with a special glimpse of Africa as it used to be – untouched, unspoilt and unforgettable. With no fences surrounding the lodge, wildlife is free to move unhindered, under the walkways. Elephants, Lions, leopard, hippos and small antelope such as bushbuck and puku, are frequently seen in camp. On a daily basis, morning and evening drives are organized. Walking safaris are always accompanied by a professional guide and armed scout.
Transfer by road, crossing the border into Malawi. In Lilongwe you will have a stop over at Kiboko town hotel for 1 night, based on B&B. The next morning after breakfast your transfer will continue to Monkey Bay in Malawi (3-4 hours), boat transfer to Mumbo (1 hour), your home for the next 3 nights. The tiny island camp, with capacity for only fourteen guests, features tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. A dining area, with bar, a lovely lounge under the baobab tree and a watersport gazebo complete camp infrastructure. Mumbo became the first fresh-water marine reserve to be proclaimed on earth. Lake Malawi contains the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world, probably well over five hundred, with perhaps half occurring in the National Park area. This makes snorkeling and diving an absolute must. Other activities are sunset cruises, island walks and kayaking. But, of course, spending some lazy hours on the private beach or from the hammock of your private veranda belongs to the possibilities as well. The whole camp is built of timber, thatch and canvas, and is perched on high rocks overlooking the water, blending with the African bush to create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm. The whole island falls within an exclusive concession, guaranteeing privacy in paradise. Mumbo Island Camp ranks amongst the finest in Malawi, and is a member of the prestigious Wilderness Safaris Portfolio.
Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island and the undisputed jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. Mumbo Island has never been populated, and is still in its natural state with a thick covering of miombo woodland, ancient fig and baobab trees.
Day 11: Lilongwe Transfer by light aircraft to Lilongwe connecting your international flight.
Note: 1. Confirmation of itinerary is subject to availability at the camps
Lake Malawi and South Luangwa
(romantic and adventurous, ideal trip for honeymooners) Travel period: 1st of June t/m 31 October Highlights: South Luangwa & Lake Malawi Accommodation: Luxe chalets and safari tents ensuite (2 persons/sharing) Type of package: Beach & Bush experience, all inclusive Duration: 12 days. This is just a guideline. Number of days and destinations can be changed Admire Zambia and the Lake from the air, as you transfer between camps, from an open-topped 4WD as you explore on land, and even from the water, as you paddle around the heart-shaped Mumbo Island in a kayak. There is no better way to forget the stress of city life than to soak in the sights and sounds of the African bush or enjoying the magnificent view of the Lake with its cristal blue water and a million-star ceiling at night.
Inclusive: accommodation – all meals – all transfers by boat & road- all game activities and park fees Exclusive: international ticket – visa – local airport tax – extra activities, like scuba diving at Mumbo – all-day drive and spa treatments – bar Mumbo Island+ Bar is extra at Mumbo Island and Track and Trail River Camp Bar is included at Lion camp – except for premium imported drinks