Land and Water Expedition
This 12 night/ 13 day safari covers 2 of the premier parks in Zambia – The South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi, and then takes you to the magnificent Lake Malawi - the third largest lake in Africa. Here, the surrounding country is exceptionally beautiful with dramatic scenery that includes rocky outcrops, high mountains, plateaus and views across what is considered to be Africa’s most beautiful lake.
Day 1: Anabezi
On arrival at Lusaka International Airport our representative will meet you and assist you onto your flight to Jeki Airstrip for Anabezi.
Anabezi is found at the lower end of the Zambezi National Park, exclusively located offering relaxing and serene isolation. With its unique location, Anabezi offers diverse wildlife sightings. Many yellow corn pods drop from the surrounding Ana Trees attracting a diversity of animals from the higher land to feed during the dry months.
Day 2 - 4: Anabezi
You have three full days to enjoy the mighty Zambezi River experience. Lower Zambezi is great for water based activities that include canoeing, boating and fishing with game drives and
walking as a bonus, for you to choose from. You therefore have a full range of activities on offer for these two days; the choice is all yours. Tiger fishing (on a catch and release basis) is a must for keen fishermen.
Day 5: Tena Tena
Today you will head off to the renowned South Luangwa National Park. Transfer will be a flight via Lusaka and onto Mfuwe Airport. At Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you for transfer to Tena Tena. The drive to camp is approximately 1.5 hours through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush; but may be more depending on what exciting sightings you have along the way.
Tena Tena is a remote and small camp which lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. A grove of mahogany trees shade the large custom-made tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo and antelope on the riverbank. Tena has 6 tents, each with a dressing room, open air bathroom and private veranda that overlooks a water hole. Most meals are taken under the shade of a huge Mahogany tree in the centre of the camp. On arrival you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a siesta and then tea before the afternoon and evening game drive.
Day 6 - 8: Tena Tena
Enjoy your stay in this wonderful area, where you have the chance to drive or walk through the ebony groves. Or you may decide this is an ideal day, depending on the time of year, to explore the Nsefu Sector of the National Park. Possibly an all day picnic drive will be or interest, or a day tour to Kawaza village for a cultural experience or a mix of walking and game drives – nothing is set in stone, all will be tailored to your interests.
Day 9: Pumulani
After an early breakfast, transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lilongwe. The flight time to Lilongwe is approximately 50 minutes. On arrival at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist with immigration procedures and the payment of airport taxes.
Then onto your road transfer to Pumulani. Pumulani is situated on the Westside of the Nankumba Peninsula in the South end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars”. The ten villas are scattered around the hillside and are individual in shape and style but all have a spacious bedroom, bathroom and extensive sitting area. The front sliding doors open onto the deck – elevated above the ground giving optimal views. The central dining and bar area is high above the lake with the most spectacular views and leads onto an expansive deck.
The infinity swimming pool is on a lower terraced deck. The lake shore bar offers light snacks as well as refreshments. Meals will be served in the dining area, on the beach or by arrangement on your private deck. The stunning setting of the lodge and the unique comfort of the rooms means that many guests choose to make relaxation their main activity, but there are enough activities available to keep guests busy.
Day 10: Pumulani
Enjoy the first full day of relaxation at Pumulani. The remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. For those who prefer to take a dive in the swimming pool – there is beautiful infinity pool near the central dining area with grand views over the lake. For those seeking activity there are a number of water sport activities such as snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, water-skiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are at additional cost).
Day 11 - 12: Pumulani
Lake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. You can arrange special diving courses at the best diving spots near one of the islands. For those who are interested in the real Malawian village life there are guided walks through one of the local villages. Malawians are renowned for being amongst the friendliest people in Africa and during your stay you will have the opportunity to meet them. OR you can also simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery or can enjoy the many other activities.
Day 13: Transit
Today you will be transferred back to Lilongwe time for the connecting flight back home.