South Luangwa National Park, Eastern Zambia ( approx. 260 km only from Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi). South Luangwa National Park is regarded as one of the best parks in Africa. This park of 9000 sqm is home to elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, antelope and a variety of upto 400 species of birds.
Lake Malawi National Park Located at the southern end of the great expanse of Lake Malawi, with its deep, clear waters and mountain backdrop, the national park is home to many hundreds of fish species, nearly all endemic.
Day 1 From Lilongwe to South Luangwa, Kafunta River Lodge, FB
This morning Flight to South Luangwa. On arrival in South Luangwa, check in at Kafunta River Lodge, on full board terms plus activities. ( game drives and night drives )
South Luangwa National Park
Malawi is fortunate to be a gateway to this beautiful park in Zambia, “the Valley of the Elephants”, one of the finest game viewing areas in all of Africa. South Luangwa is the better known of the parks in Zambia, with an extensive network of roads and lodges it offers a unique wilderness experience. The valley is teaming with a large variety of game. Large herds of buffalo (said be to the largest in Africa) and also elephants are one of the major attractions of the valley.There is a wide variety of wildlife, probably the
best in central Africa. This park has numerous lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, elephants various types of antelope and birds. You may be lucky to see a pride of lions over a kill or a leopard kill! Optional activities include a visit to a traditional AfricanVillage. Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest are some of the unique animals that are endemic to this part of Africa. The dominant antelope that abound in the valley are impala and puku, along with kudu, zebra, eland, reedbuck, wildebeest, hartebeest and bushbuck. The birdlife in the valley is also of rich and varied diversity with over 400 species recorded.The large flocks of cranes, brightly coloured Carmine bee-eaters and the numerous different raptors are but a few of the spectacles that you may see. The Valley is filled with animals and practically empty of people.
Kafunta River Lodge
The lodge is set in riverine forest on the banks of the Luangwa River, eight attractive thatched chalets, set on stilts, overlook the South Luangwa N.P.
Enjoy game drives and night drives accompanied by experienced Safari Guides and discover the abundance of wildlife in the National Park. The night drives offer the experience of viewing unique nocturnal creatures.
Relax on your private verandah and allow your senses to appreciate the surroundings. Observe elephants crossing the river and giraffe browsing. Listen to the hippos’ chorus and the songs of the rich birdlife. Feel the breeze which carries the scent of the bush. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Luangwa River from the terrace bar and experience fine dining in the special atmosphere of Kafunta River Lodge.
Day 2 & 3 South Luangwa, Kafunta River Lodge, FB + Activities.
Game drives and night drives.
Day 4 From South Luangwa to Malawi, Livingstonia Beach Hotel, Senga Bay
After breakfast, drive to the Zambia/Malawi border and cross into Malawi. It is a very long drive. You will get snacks on the way. On arrival in Senga Bay, check in in Livingstonia Beach on HB terms (dinner & bed)
Day 5 & 6 From Senga Bay to Liwonde National Park, Mvuu Camp, FB
After breakfast, drive to Liwonde National park. You will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon activity at the lodge.
Day 7 From Liwonde to cape Maclear, Mumbo Island Lodge, FB
This morning drive to Cape Maclear and report at Mumbo Reception for boat to Mumbo at 15h00. At Mumbo Island Lodge, you will be on full board terms.
Day 8 & 9 Mumbo Island Lodge, FB
Relaxing at the lodge on full board terms.
Day 10 From Mumbo Island to Lilongwe, Kumbali Country Lodge, BB
Return boat transfer to Cape Maclear at 14h00. Then drive to Lilongwe and check in at Kumbali Country Lodge, BB
Day 11 Transfer to the Airport for International flight
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