A fantastic family safari combining the very best of Zambia and Malawi – outstanding natural wonders, fun activities and incredible wildlife offer the prefect combination.
Discovering some of the worlds most wonderful places together as a family is ‘precious’ to say the least… From Zambia’s spectacular Victoria Falls and its finest wilderness area, South Luangwa, to the pristine shores of Lake Malawi, you will have many awe-inspiring moments as you discover the diversity of the natural world in this part of Africa. The hand-picked lodges are particularly well suited to welcoming families while preserving the simplicity and sophistication of small properties with the comfort, space and privacy for the family to gather together.
Depart UK on an overnight flight to Livingstone (via Johannesburg or Nairobi)
Arrive Livingstone and transfer to the lodge overlooking the Zambezi River, 3-nights
On arrival at Livingstone International Airport you will be met and transferred to your new home for three nights, the beautiful Stanley Safari Lodge set high with spectacular views overlooking Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in a bush location. This small and comfortable family friendly property is an ideal base for the many activities on offer in the area.
Accommodation: Stanley Safari Lodge, 3-nights. Full Board basis.
Victoria Falls visit, adventurous activities
Not only will you be amazed by this breathtaking natural wonder, but you may also add some adrenaline with the many adventurous activities around. For the next couple of days you have a number of options including taking a birds-eye view of the falls by helicopter or microlite, going on an elephant-back safari, enjoying a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, or simply relaxing by the pool and taking in the peaceful atmosphere.
Fly to Mfuwe, South Luangwa, 3-nights. Vehicle Safaris
Today you transfer to the airport for your flight to Mfuwe and drive for less than an hour to the family-orientated Robin’s House (in fact your very own private house!) in South Luangwa National Park. The meals and activities here are completely flexible and will depend entirely on how you want to structure your day. Depending on your arrival time today, you will have the option for an afternoon and night-time vehicle safari.
Accommodation: Robin’s House, 3-nights. Full Board basis.
South Luangwa National Park. Vehicle and walking safaris
At your own pace you can decide for a very active or very relaxing next couple of days. The traditional day would be to go on a morning drive shortly after dawn, entering the park by boat from the camp. Expect to see family herds of elephants and the endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe. Lunch will be taken at the lagoon or by the river and the afternoon is free to relax and cool off by the swimming pool. In the late afternoon you go on a vehicle safari that continues onto the dark hours to uncover the mysterious nocturnal world. You also have the opportunity to visit Kawaza community and school to meet the children and play games with them, a great cultural interaction!
Fly to Lilongwe, Malawi, 4-nights. Vehicle Safari, lake activities
This morning you transfer to Mfuwe airport to fly across to Lilongwe’s Kamuzu airport in Malawi.
Your private villa at Pumulani Lodge is situated on the South end of Lake Malawi, romantically called ‘The Lake of Stars’.
Accommodation: Pumulani, 4-nights. Full Board basis
Lake Malawi, Pumulani
For the next three days you can experience the great ecological diversity of Lake Malawi. Its crystal clear waters are an ideal base for water-based activities - sailing, kayaking or even snorkelling or diving with more than a thousand species of fish. Nature walks by the lake offer the chance to add a few additional birds to your bird list, or you may simply prefer to just relax beside the infinity pool or on the private sandy beach.
Depart Lilongwe for your overnight flight to UK