Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Lake Malawi Vacations South Luangwa Zambia

South Luangwa Safari + Lake Malawi


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7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,294
International flights quoted separately
Experience wild Zambia with a safari along the meandering oxbow lakes of South Luangwa, with game viewing by 4x4 or on foot. Fly to Lake Malawi, discovered by the great explorer David Livingstone, who aptly name it the Lake of Stars". This World Heritage site with its clear waters is teeming with tropical fish, perfect for snorkelling. Light aircraft flights, all game drives & transfers included.
Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Vacations South Luangwa Zambia
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Lusaka
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South Luangwa
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Walking Safaris
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Game Drives
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Ox Bow Lakes
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Lion & Leopard
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Bird Watching
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
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Lusaka
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South Luangwa
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Walking Safaris
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Game Drives
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Ox Bow Lakes
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Lion & Leopard
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Bird Watching
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
Day 1
You will be met at Lusaka Airport and transferred to your hotel in the capital city of Zambia.
 
Check in, settle in and relax under warm blue African skies.  
Day 2
Transfer to Lusaka Airport for your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe, where you will be met and transferred to the famous South Luangwa National Park.
   
Check into your lodge in this renowned wildlife wilderness, before setting out in the late afternoon on a bush walk or open top game viewing drive with your lodge ranger. Game is most easily sighted in the dry season from April to October, but the park is at its most beautiful in the first half of the year after the rains of the wet season.
Days 3 To 4
South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s most famous wildlife park, covering an area in excess of 5,600 square miles (9,050 square kilometres). Sustained by the great Luangwa River the park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The changing seasons add to the park’s richness, ranging from dry bare bushveld in the winter to a lush green in the summer in this pristine wildlife wilderness.
  
Rise early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view wildlife either on foot or from an open top safari vehicle in this great conservation area. With over 60 different animal species, the concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is amongst the highest in Africa, including four of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard (sadly rhino has been poached to extinction). Also search for zebra, giraffe, antelope and much more, with leopard sightings being particularly outstanding.
 
Birding is also outstanding with over 400 different species, including large flocks of cranes. From late August to October you can enjoy the amazing spectacle of thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters nesting along the river banks. From November numerous migratory birds start to arrive to exploit the feeding opportunities presented during the warm rainy season - including red chested cuckoo, hobbies and birds of prey such as steppe buzzards that travel from as far afield as Russia.
 
After relaxing at your lodge during the heat of the day, in the late afternoon set out on another game activity with your ranger. In the evening relax by the campfire under a balmy African sky and hear the untamed sounds of wildlife all around.
Day 5
After some final early morning game viewing in South Luangwa, transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your light aircraft flight to Lilongwe.
 
At Lilongwe, connect with your onward flight to beautiful Lake Malawi. Check into your lodge overlooking this magnificent fresh water lake in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
 
You will be required to pay approx $40 per person departure tax on flights between Mfuwe & Lilongwe (payable locally) and $7 pp out of Lilongwe.
Days 6 To 7
At leisure to relax along the shores of beautiful Lake Malawi, an enormous inland sea with a surface area of over 11,000 square miles (30,000 sq.km)
 
Originally named Lake Nyasa when discovered by David Livingstone (who also nicknamed it the "Lake of Stars" due to the many lanterns of fisherman at night), this is the third largest lake in Africa and the southernmost lake in the Great Rift Vally system, bordering both Mozambique to the east and Tanzania to the north.
 
Enjoy lazy days snorkelling amongst aquarium fish, canoeing or sailing in its crystal clear waters, which hold more different species of fish than any other body of water on earth. Bird watching is also outstanding.
Day 8
Transfer 4-hours to Lilongwe Airport for your flight home.
 
You will be required to pay approx $7 per person departure tax on flights out of Lilongwe.
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