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Honeymoon Adventure to Zambia and Malawi

Zambia and Malawi

A fantastic and affordable itinerary into one of Zambia's top national parks for some stunning game-viewing on foot and by vehicle accompanied by expert guides, and finishing off on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Malawi for some pure relaxation.

At a Glance

  • Visit one of Zambia's top national parks, renowned for its population of predators

  • Stay at a selection of Robin Pope Safaris' camps; safari chic and excellent service

  • Explore the park on foot or by vehicle in the company of your expert guide

  • After your safari head to the crystal clear and calm waters of Lake Malawi; a short hop away!

  • Relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many activities that Pumulani has to offer!

Wildlife, Adventure, Beach, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Head out early with your guide for some amazing game viewing in South Luangwa!

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Insider's View

See the new and updated Tena Tena - perfectly positioned on the banks of the Luangwa River!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Take a wonderfully relaxing dhow trip on the waters of Lake Malawi as the sun sets...bliss!

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Your Zambian sojourn starts at the renowned Nkwali Camp - run by Robin Pope Safaris, one of Zambia's foremost operators, Nkwali occupies a prime position on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, where the walking safari was born. While at Nkwali you will have the chance to explore the park in the company of your expert guide, in open 4X4 game viewing vehicles, on day and night game drives. After sundowners, your guide will bring out a spotlight and you will go in search of the nocturnal animals. South Luangwa is famous for its population of leopard and lion, and these are often to be found heading out to hunt or draped attractively in the branches of a tree!

Meals at Nkwali are a friendly affair, with everyone eating together; the dinner-table talk often turns to what has been seen that day!

After Nkwali you will be transferred to one of Robin Pope Safaris lodges in the Nsefu Sector of the park - this is a fascinating area, designated as part of the park relatively recently, due to its hot springs and the abundance of wildlife found here. It is the only part of South Luangwa which is not bounded by the Luangwa River and here your focus will be on walking safaris and night drives. Both Tena Tena and Nsefu are beautifully appointed lodges; Nsefu is on the banks of the Luangwa and Tena Tena is further south and is a more rustic style, with tented rooms all overlooking the river. The game in both areas is prolific, with elephant and hippo often visiting the camps at night, and sometimes during the day!

After an exciting safari, what better way to wind down than by spending some time at the beach? Pumulani is Robin Pope Safaris flagship beach lodge; situated on the shores of Lake Malawi, the lodge has been designed to be very eco-friendly, and to offer the highest levels of unobtrusive service and comfort. The rooms are enormous, airy and light, and each has a beautiful view over the lake, being set a little further up the slopes. Choose to be as active or as relaxed as you wish - activities available at the lodge include waterskiing and wakeboarding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Or if you wish to stay on land, there are walks to visit local villages, and lovely birdwatching in the area. The lodge also has its very own dhow and runs sunset dhow cruises - a real highlight!

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

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Fly to Lusaka (via Nairobi)
Fly Lusaka to South Luangwa Day flight
2 nights

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Nkwali Camp
2 nights

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Robin's House
3 nights

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Tena Tena Camp
Fly South Luangwa to Lake Malawi Day flight
5 nights

Lake Malawi

Pumulani
Fly home from Malawi (via Nairobi)

Location & Directions

Zambia and Malawi

Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of mahogany, ebony and sausage trees, on the banks of the Luangwa River. Just outside the South Luangwa National Park, Eastern Province of Zambia. Tena Tena Camp is located on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa river and in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. The fly from South Luangwa to Lake Malawi. Pumulani enjoys a spectacular setting on the unspoiled western shore of the Nankumba Peninsula on the southern shores of Lake Malawi.

When to go

Zambia and Malawi share a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is wintertime, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit, and the beach is stunning at this time with lovely sunny weather and soft breezes coming in from Lake Malawi.

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