Zambia and Malawi: Wilderness & Nature

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Itinerary

Included & Excluded

Included in the price:
Accommodation as indicated in the program
All meals (except meals in Dedza, Chipata, Lusaka and Livingstone)
All transport (including transfers to/from the airport on date of arrival and departure)
Competent English speaking guide and driver/cook.
16 overnight stays in Chalets or big safari tents, all with en-suite bathrooms
All entry fees
All activities as indicated in the program

Not included in the price:
International flights
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
Visa fees (Zambia US$ 50-00 pp, Malawi: US$ 75-00 pp)
Entrance fee to the Victoria Falls (US$ 20-00 pp)
All optional activities not offered by Adventure Purists Ltd
All activities in Livingstone
Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)
Tips

Day 1

Lilongwe - Dedza

Upon arrival at Lilongwe Airport transfer to the Dedza Pottery Lodge, which is located in a beautiful mountain landscape. Dinner at the famous restaurant at the Lodge (not included).
Overnight in Chalets in Dedza Lodge. (-/-/-)

Days 2 and 3:

Liwonde National Park

Visit of the pottery in the morning, before we head south to Malawi’s best known park, Liwonde National Park. Beautiful scenery on the bank of the Shire River with abundance of hippos, elephants, crocodiles , water bucks, Impalas and warthogs and various species of water birds are found here.
We spend our time with game drives in the Park and a boat cruise on the scenic Shire River.
2x overnight in chalets at Bushman Baobab or Safari Tents of Liwonde Camp. (2x FB)

Day 4 and 5

Malawi National Park - Cape McLear

On our way to Lake Malawi we stop at Mua Mission to visit the interesting museum to get an insight of the culture and history of Malawi.
Time for relaxation at Cape Mc Lear! Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Lake Malawi and explore the fascinating aquatic life on a snorkelling excursion.
Overnight in Chalets in Chembe Eagles Nest (2x FB)

Day 6

Lilongwe:

Early in the morning we visit the Malawi National Park before we drive back to Lilongwe, where we prepare for the next days in the bush.
Overnight in a small lodge in Lilongwe. (B/L/-)

Days 7, 8, 9 and 10

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra, leopards, lions and big herds of buffalo and elephant. Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequaled in Africa.
During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colorful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Overnight in Chalets in Marula Game Lodge or Croc Vallez Camp. (4x FB)

Day 11

Chipata

After a last game drive in the morning, we are leaving this unique park and drive out of the Luangwa valley and head on to Chipata. En route we will visit a textile factory well known for its beautiful articles with traditional patterns as well as modern design. We will stock up for the next few days on Safari in the city.
Overnight stay at the Protea Hotel in Chipata. (B/L/-)

Day 12

Lusaka

En route to Lusaka we will stop at Luangwa Bridge, a thriving market, where all kinds of baskets and mats as well as hand carved items are offered.
Overnight in Chalets at a comfortable lodge close to Lusaka (B/L/-)

Day 13, 14 and 15

Lower Zambezi National Park

A visit of the Lower Zambezi Park is one of the highlights in Zambia.
The Zambezi River on the one side and the Escarpment on the other form the backdrop of our game viewing. We do game drives in the Park and boating along the river shore to watch the animals coming to drink.
We stay overnight in safari tents in Mvuu Lodge or similar. (3x FB)

Day 16

Livingstone - Virtoria Falls

We pack up and leave Africa's wilderness. After breakfast transfer to Lusaka where we can spend leisurely afternoon at the lodge or do some shopping in the city. Overnight in Chalets at Pioneer Camp or similar. (B/L/-)

Day 17

Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight back to Europe. (B/-/-)