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A magnificent family trip. Take in the awe inspiring Victoria Falls, explore the remote Luangwa National Park, and relax on the white sandy shores of Lake Malawi
This family trip offers the best in adventure, wildlife and relaxation whilst showcasing the highlights of Zambia and Malawi. Seeing the spectacular Victoria Falls is a truly breathtaking experience, not to mention witnessing these cascades by air! There's plenty of time to relax on Malawi's pristine sandy beaches, and many opportunities to try a handful of different of water sports on offer. Oh, and make sure there's enough storage on your cameras, you'll be snapping non stop in the presence of Zambia's most incredible animals whilst you're out on safari.
Although you may believe the Zambian bush isn't a usual family holiday destination, you can rest assured that along with the luxury accommodation and abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy, it'll be a trip you'll want to do all over again! 18 days (including international flights), 15 nights on safari:
- 4 nights Ilala Lodge, Vic Falls
- 4 nights Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
- 1 night Island Bush Camp
- 2 nights Three Rivers Camp
- 4 nights Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi
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Day 1: Take to the Skies!
Check in at the airport for your direct flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2: Welcome to Zimbabwe
Arrive in Johannesburg and catch your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. You'll be met at arrivals and transferred to Ilala Lodge, in Victoria Falls town.
Day 3 - 5: Explore Victoria Falls
Enjoy a 4 night stay at Ilala Lodge. Spend time relaxing by the pool and reading on the veranda overlooking the spray of the Falls. There are plenty of activities at Victoria Falls for you to choose from, such as hiking, white water rafting, boat trips on the Zambezi and of course seeing the falls up close.
On day 4 you'll be taking to the skies for a scenic flight over the falls, by far the most popular option is the 'Flight of Angels' by helicopter.
Day 6: Welcome to Zambia!
Your wildlife safari truly begins today. After breakfast at Ilala lodge, you'll be transferred to Livingstone Airport to catch your flight to Lusaka. From there you'll catch your connecting flight to Mfuwe, in South Luangwa where you'll be met for your transfer to Kafunta River Lodge.
Your drive to the camp will be an experience itself, with great opportunities to see wildlife. You'll have plenty of time to grab some lunch upon arrival before heading out for an afternoon game drive and sundowners in the wilderness.
Day 7 - 9: South Luangwa National Park
You'll stay at Kafunta River Lodge for 4 nights, with meals, drinks and safari activities included. The morning safari starts at sunrise to observe the abundance of wildlife in the special morning light. You'll stop for a tea break before heading back to the lodge for brunch. You can enjoy nature walks, afternoon and night drives here too.
Day 10: Island Bush Adventure
After breakfast at Kafunta River Lodge, begin a 3 hour scenic journey to the remote south of the national park, an exclusive trip just for you. On the way you'll pass through woodland areas and open plains, far from the well beaten tracks. The Island Bush Camp offers complete solitude. Spend one night in an elevated reed hut within the authentic Zambian bush camp set under the cool shade on the banks of the Luangwa River. Dine under the starry night sky, and indulge in early morning tea around the campfire at sunrise.
Day 11 - 12: Walking Safari and Star Bed!
This morning you will embark on a 4 hour guided walk to the Three Rivers Camp. You'll stay in a beautiful chalet for 2 nights on an all inclusive basis, with the opportunity to sleep on the 'star bed' platform built on top of each room. This is a highly recommended experience, and if you're lucky enough to expect a full moon during your stay, it'll be wonderfully bright for you to try and spot some nocturnal wildlife.
Day 13: Fly to Lake Malawi
After breakfast at the Three Rivers Camp, you'll begin your scenic journey back to Mfuwe airport. Check in for your light aircraft flight to Likoma Island, stopping briefly in Lilongwe. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to Kaya Mawa Lodge, where you'll stay for 4 beautiful nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Day 14 - 16: The Lake of the Stars
It's time for some rest and relaxation for a few blissful days at the 'Lake of Stars', witnessing dancing light across the water as fisherman fire up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake. All meals, drinks, water sports and park fees are included. Kaya Mawa has been rated as one of the worlds most romantic destinations, whilst also boasting an abundance of water sports including paddle boarding, kayaking, kitesurfing, water skiing, sailing and scuba diving. You might want to walk or bike around the island, a perfect way to meet friendly locals and visit the cathedral, school and lively market nearby. Or more simply, take advantage of the on-site spa to add a bit more pampering and luxury to your stay.
Day 17: Homeward Bound
After your final lakeside breakfast, you'll be transferred by road to Likoma Island airport, flying to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Check in for your international flight back to the UK.
18: Home Sweet Home
Arrive home bright and early with safari and island memories of a lifetime!
Location: Zambia, Africa
This family trip is available for £8,260pp, for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. This includes international flights (business class flights for 2 adults, with 2 teens flying economy), all internal flights, pre-paid air taxes, accommodation, conservation park fees, transfers by road, meals, drinks and activities as quoted.
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