Zambia & Malawi Honeymoon Safari

Romantic honeymoon retreat as you enjoy walking safaris and game drives in South Luangwa finishing on the beach of Kaya Mawa.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
11 Days
Price
£4290
When
May - Oct
Destination
Zambia
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
11 Days £4290 May - Oct Zambia Tailor-Made
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About this trip

A thrilling exploration of Zambia as you are based throughout the South Luangwa Valley National Park in the cosy Mfuwe Lodge and stunning Chamilandu Camp. Highlights of any stay in South Luangwa include game drives, night drives and even walking safaris to truly get up close and personal with the African bush. Spend your final few days relaxing in the rustic comfort of the beautiful Kaya Mawa Lodge on the shores of Lake Malawi.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Luxurious accommodation throughout that really captures Africa’s traditional romance.
  • Incredible wildlife sightings, from leopard and lion, to elephant and bushbuck.
  • Enjoy walking safaris, game drives and night drives, as well as glorious sundowners.
  • Relax on the sandy shores of Lake Malawi at the barefoot-luxury style, Kaya Mawa Lodge.

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An 11 day tailor-made honeymoon safari
from $5,519 per person excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Mfuwe - South Luangwa Valley

Upon arrival into Lusaka Airport you will be met and shown to your flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa National Park. At Mfuwe Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to Mfuwe Lodge. Depending on your time of arrival and how tired you are you may have a chance for a siesta before heading off on your first game drive or bush walk. Mfuwe lodge is set just inside the South Luangwa National Park on the bank of two lagoons full of hippos! Beneath a mixture of ebony and mahogany trees the thatched chalets sit overlooking the lagoons. The lodge has a beautiful infinity pool, perfect for cooling off in after a game drive! The lodge’s permanent residents or those who just make a quick visit are the giraffe, buffalo, crocodile and elephants which makes for brilliant game viewing right at the lodge!

Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge (D)

Days 2-3

South Luangwa Valley National Park

This lends itself to perfect leopard territory resulting in the Valley often being referred to as "Valley of the Leopards".

Beautiful water glades provide the perfect grazing grounds for a variety of antelope including, impala, puku, eland, waterbuck, bushbuck and kudu. Elephants number around 20-35,000 in the entire valley with roughly 10,000 inhabiting the park itself. Lion populations on the other hand are stable however are slightly more temperamental as a result of over hunting; there are still some beautiful young prides which seem to be doing well and are often seen in and around camps especially in the Nsefu sector! The slightly reduced number of lions is in fact probably why the leopard numbers in the valley are so high with it being estimated that there are approximately 1 to every 2.5kms!

Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4

South Luangwa Valley National Park - South

Today you will be driven to Chamilandu Camp. This is a small and exclusive camp with just three chalets, making this perfect for a honeymoon! The walking here is fantastic and the views from camp are second to none. You don’t even need to leave the camp to watch the wildlife!

Overnight: Chamilandu Bushcamp (B, L, D)

Days 5-6

Chamilandu

Each day you will walk no more than 10 kilometres along the Mupamadzi River, a major tributary of the Luangwa River. Your expert guides will be able to explain the full story of events by simply looking at the tracks in the sand; from the tiny steps of ant, to the deep prints of lion paws on the river bed. Walking safaris are more about the smaller things about the bush. The insects, tracks in the sand, animal rubbing post, the smell of the animals, it really does get all your senses going. Camp will be set up for you each day you move, and ready-and-waiting to give you your hearty lunch before more exploration of the local area.

Overnight: Chamilandu Bushcamp (B, L, D)

Day 7

South Luangwa Valley National Park - Lake Malawi

Today you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. On arrival into Lilongwe you shown to your flight to Likoma Island on Lake Malawi.

Overnight: Kaya Mawa (B, L, D)

Days 8-10

Lake Malawi

Spend three full days relaxing on this beautiful Island. Lake Malawi is a beautiful place. The huge lake has clear blue water, teaming with fish. There is plenty to do in and around Likoma Island. As well as the obvious beach relaxation, there are a number of places to explore nearby. There is a small forest reserve to the north which is well worth a visit as the beaches here a beautiful! There is an unbelievable cathedral in a town nearby which is also well worth seeing. If you want to just walk and explore then you can do. This is a very friendly little island and if you fancy wandering around a town, head to Mamba. There is a local market here which is well worth seeing, just to experience an Africa town market! If lazing on the beach is your ideal then you can do so right at the lodge. There are also a number of activities available from the lodge including snorkelling, mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and guided walks.

Overnight: Kaya Mawa (B, L, D)

Day 11

Depart Lake Malawi

You will leave this beautiful beach today and will fly back to Lilongwe for your flight back home.

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