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Itinerary: Malawi and Zambia Sheduled Safari

Malawi and Zambia Sheduled Safari

A combined Malawi Zambia Safari with many of Malawi's unique and attractive areas and a Game viewing in one of Africa's best National park.

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Malawi and Zambia Sheduled Safari

Day 1 - Mafumu Lodge
Arrive Lilongwe. Transfer from Airport to Lodge. Your guide will meet everyone at the Lodge for introductions and a tour briefing at 18H00, after the briefing dinner will be served. Land and Lake will arrange airport transfers on this day as and when needed. Overnight Lodge on Bed and Breakfast basis. Dinner this evening at your own cost.

Day 2 - Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
Depart for Dzalanyama Forest after breakfast. We drive South East from Lilongwe to Dzalanyama mountain range – Its about a 2 hr drive – Arrive at the Forest Lodge in time for Lunch. After Lunch a walk up Mtsongololo Mountain. The track takes us through the endemic forests where there is a profusion of miombo birdlife. Return back to the lodge as it gets dark. Overnight Forest House on all meals inclusive basis.

Day 3 - Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
Today is a project day for those that wish to participate - this is not compulsory ! - The project is geared towards what the school requires. Dzalanyama school has been the recipient of our charitable interests since they won the concession to operate the lodge in the area some 13 years ago. Included in your tour fare, is a financial donation to the school to pay for this project work or materials to assist with whatever they need, be it building work, painting, repairs, replacement of school materials etc. Our office will co-ordinate this aspect and your guide will indicate what needs to be done and achieved in the day. Return to the Lodge after project work. For those not wishing to participate in the project work, you guide will suggest drives or walks in the area that offers excellent photo's and the possibility to spot some elusive wild animals. Lunch is served and everyone meets again at the Lodge in the evening for sundowners followed by dinner. Overnight Forestry house on all meals included basis.

Day 4 - Thornicroft Camp
Depart Dzalanyama and travel via Lilongwe then on to Mchinji, where we complete immigration formalities and continue into Zambia. From the border it is a short drive to Chipata - Zambia's capital of the Eastern Province then proceed to Luangwa Valley - Mfuwe sector. A picnic lunch is enjoyed en route and ETA at the Camp is mid afternoon. Here we stay at the Thornicroft Tented Camp. Thornicroft camp is a group of 8 X 3m X 3m X 1.8m high Canvass dome tents, erected on a plinth facing a locally thatched communal dining area and fire pit. Each Tent has 2 X single beds in and an electrical bulb and a small table between the beds. Bedding and Towers are supplied. Communal ablution facilities are situated just behind the tents. The camp overlooks a lagoon, not the Luangwa river. Meals are provided from the main lodes restaurant and camp guests are allowed to use the swimming pool. Upgrade to the Lodges chalets is possible on site if there is availability. Overnight Tented Camp inclusive all meals. Upgrade to Lodge is possible on site subject to availability.

Day 5 - Thornicroft Camp
After an early morning wake up call, we have a light breakfast of tea / coffee, cereal and toast with preserves, then depart for the game drive. Our aim is to be on our first game drive by 6.15 am. Game drives are done in the camps open safari vehicles, to optimize your pleasure and experience. Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the Camp at 11 for a scrumptious "brunch". An afternoon rest then we again head out for our afternoon drive at around 1600 - returning to the camp at 20.00. Evening Dinner [Night drive – Luangwa is renowned for the night drives and this is INCLUDED in your safari. - a powerful spotlight is used to spot nocturnal creatures that frequent this habitat.] Overnight Tented Camp inclusive all meals.

Day 6 - Thornicroft Camp
Morning and Afternoon Game drives. Overnight Tented Camp on all inclusive basis.

Day 7 - Thornicroft Camp
Morning and Afternoon Game drives. Overnight Tented Camp on all inclusive basis.

Day 8 - Dedza Pottery Lodge
Transfer from Luangwa to Lilongwe with a picnic lunch en route. After a brief stop in Lilongwe to possibly collect further passengers, continue for a further 2 hrs to arrive in Dedza mid afternoon with time to look around the bushman paintings, before getting to the pottery lodge. Overnight Dedza Pottery chalets on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 9 - Likhubula CCAP Chalet
Morning tour of the pottery workshop, then depart for Mulanje via Blantyre. Our journey from Blantyre takes us past the scenic Thyolo Tea plantations, then onto the plains. Likhubula CCAP Chalets are perfectly situated to explore the mountain. Each chalet has 2 rooms with a bathroom , kitchenette and lounge. Meals will be prepared onsite by your guide and staff.

Day 10 - Likhubula CCAP Chalet
After breakfast we explore the mountain. Your guide will discuss the various hikes available, these are from 1.5 hrs to a 6 hr hike, returning to the cottages for your overnight. Non hikers will have the option to visit Mulanje town and perhaps a tea estate . Overnight Chalets with all meals included.

Day 11 - Kayaking Safari
Drive to Lake Malawi - Cape Maclear. En route we pass Zomba and the historical Mangochi town to follow the lakeshore northwards. Arrival at Cape Maclear is just after lunch and we arrive at the kayak base camp. Here we are familiarized with the kayaks and equipment and then set off for the island. The protected waters of the National Park bring sea kayaking within reach of anyone, irrespective of fitness or experience. The two-person kayak is stable and allows easy paddling. For those not wishing to paddle, it is possible to go by powerboat to the island the boat leaves the mainland at 3. Remainder of the day explore the island and surroundings by kayak and swimming / snorkeling in the calm lake. Overnight Island Tented Camp inclusive all meals.

Day 12 - Chembe Eagles Nest
After a very lazy start to the day with breakfast and a swim we paddle or transfer by boat back to the mainland. Arrival on the mainland is before lunch. Transfer just down the beach to the lodge on the lakeshore. The remainder of day is spent either exploring Cape Maclear village, or relaxing on the beach. Overnight Lodge on dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 13 - Chembe Eagles Nest
Day on the beach at leisure - non motorised watersports included. Overnight Lodge on dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 14 - Chembe Eagles Nest
Day on the beach at leisure - non motorised watersports included. Overnight Lodge on dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 15
Depart Cape Maclear after breakfast to arrive in Lilongwe in time for your return flight or onward journey, it is a 3 hr drive and check in is 2 hrs before your international flight.

International flights and Visas (if required) are not included in the price

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