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Highlights

  • Riverside luxury along the Zambezi’s edge
  • Exclusive wildlife encounters
  • Lakeside serenity in Malawi
  • Perfect for travelling families of all ages
  • Fly-in itinerary for more time spent on safari

Overview

Take an extraordinary 14-day journey through the heart of Southern Africa's wilderness, as this meticulously curated tour seamlessly weaves together the finest lodges for an immersive experience like no other. Begin your adventure at Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, with a two-night sojourn. Embrace the tranquility of orchards and riverbanks, while connecting with sustainable farming practices and the enchantment of riverside living.

Continue your odyssey to Time + Tide Chongwe House, a four-night haven within Lower Zambezi National Park. Immerse your senses in the untamed beauty of Africa, with elephants and other exciting wildlife as your closest companions. Engage in exhilarating game drives, guided walks, and the tranquility of the Zambezi waters, all from the lap of luxury.

Next, find yourself amidst the timeless charm of Luangwa Safari House, within South Luangwa National Park. Three nights of discovery await as you unravel the secrets of the African bush on thrilling game drives and walks, while the comforts of the safari house provide the perfect backdrop for unwinding and reliving each day's adventures.

Lastly, bask in the serenity of Ndomo House along the shores of Lake Malawi, where four nights invite you to savor the unique landscapes of this captivating country. Snorkel in the clear waters, engage with local communities, and find solace in lakeside living. With each lodge offering a distinct flavor of Africa's wilderness and culture, this journey is a harmonious symphony of luxury, exploration, and the transformative power of the wild.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 14 Days

Accommodations Visited

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Itinerary

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Day 1-3: Start an African adventure

Detailed breakdown

Day 1-3: Start an African adventure | 2 Nights

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Your journey begins in Livingstone, where you will be transferred to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. This charming retreat exudes an air of nostalgia, seamlessly blending colonial elegance with the warm embrace of Zambian hospitality. As you step onto the veranda, the panoramic vista of lush gardens and the meandering Zambezi River unfolds before your eyes, painting a scene of timeless beauty. The Farmhouse, with its thatched roof and inviting aura, becomes your haven of respite, where days are marked by the soft rustle of leaves and the gentle hum of nature.

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge weaves a tapestry of experiences that resonate with the soul of Africa. Stroll through verdant orchards, plucking sun-ripened fruits as you learn about sustainable farming practices that echo through generations. As the sun sinks into the horizon, embark on a serene sunset cruise along the Zambezi, where the water blushes with hues of gold and the distant silhouette of wildlife paints an awe-inspiring spectacle.

A visit to the neighboring local village offers a chance to connect with the community, to hear their stories, share laughter, and partake in the genuine camaraderie that exemplifies Zambian culture.

Day 3 -7: Lower Zambezi National Park | 4 Nights

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Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Next, you will fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Time + Tide Chongwe House beckons to adventurous families seeking a true African escapade. This exclusive oasis seamlessly blends luxury with the untamed wilderness. With the majestic Zambezi River unfurling right before your eyes, Time + Tide Chongwe House's spacious verandas and open-plan design provide an ideal vantage point for family members of all ages to witness the mesmerizing dance of elephants, hippos, and a colorful array of birdlife that call the riverbanks home.

A family journey at Time + Tide Chongwe House is a bespoke safari playground, tailor-made for exploration and connection. Set out on guided canoe safaris that offer an up-close encounter with aquatic wildlife while navigating the gentle currents of the Zambezi. Engage in captivating game drives that reveal the secrets of the African savannah, capturing the imaginations of both the young and young-at-heart. As the sun paints the sky with fiery hues, gather around a crackling campfire for storytelling sessions under the starlit sky.

Day 7-10: South Luangwa National Park | 3 Nights

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

After a hearty breakfast, you will head to the valley of leopards, South Luangwa National Park, and your home away from home, Luangwa Safari House. It is the ultimate in a private safari experience. A stay at Luangwa Safari House is perfectly tailored for adventurous families seeking an authentic African experience. This private house seamlessly fuses modern comforts with untamed landscapes, offering a warm embrace where families can reconnect amidst the captivating beauty of the African bush.

With the tranquil Luangwa River meandering by, the expansive deck and pool area provide a front-row seat to nature's theater, where elephants and buffalo gather at the water's edge, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop to this intimate family retreat.

Enjoy captivating game drives led by expert guides, each excursion unveiling the park's hidden treasures, from elusive leopards to the vibrant tapestry of birdlife. Guided bushwalks present an opportunity for young explorers to learn the art of tracking, unravelling the stories etched in the sands and foliage. The dedicated team ensures that every member of the family is catered to, from the specially designed children's program to personalized dining experiences that cater to even the pickiest palates.

Day 10 - 14: Likoma Island | 4 Nights

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Lake Malawi, Malawi

You will hop on a charter flight for your next destination, the gorgeous island of Likoma and your home for the next four nights, Ndomo House. Along the sun-kissed shores of Lake Malawi, a stay at Ndomo House is an idyllic escape for families seeking to unwind and enjoy a true digital detox. Infused with the spirit of local culture, it offers a tranquil respite where families can bask in the gentle rhythms of lakeside living. With the azure waters of Lake Malawi stretching out before you, Ndomo House's inviting verandas and cozy lounges provide the perfect backdrop for moments of connection and relaxation, as laughter drifts on the breeze and the panorama of sparkling waters becomes your ever-changing canvas.

Ndomo House presents a tableau of family-friendly adventures, harmoniously merging exploration, and rejuvenation. Venture into the underwater wonderland of Lake Malawi with snorkeling expeditions, where vibrant cichlid fish glide through the crystal-clear waters. Guided village visits offer an opportunity to immerse your family in the local way of life, from witnessing the artistry of traditional crafts to sharing in the joyous rhythms of Malawian music and dance. Days spent kayaking along the tranquil waters or simply unwinding on the sandy shores lead to evenings of shared stories around the firepit, under the dazzling Malawian sky.

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Inclusions

  • All meals
  • All park fees at Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park
  • Chongwe River House: 2 game viewing activities per day (game drives (day + night) and walking safaris.)
  • Day 3: LVI – LUN, 12:20 – 13:30 / LUN – RYL, 14:00 - 15:00 Day 7: RYL – LUN, 15:15 – 15:50 / LUN – MFU, 16:35 - 17:45 Day 10: MFU – LLW, TBA / LLW – LIX, TBA Day 14: LIX – LLW, TBA
  • Guided return road transfers from Livingstone Airport to Waterberry Farmhouse and back to the airport for flight to Lower Zambezi Guided road transfers from Royal Airstrip to Chongwe River House and a drop-off back to the Airstrip for flight to South Luangwa Guided transfers from Mfuwe Airport to Luangwa River House and a drop-off back to the airport for a flight to Lilongwe Guided transfers from Likoma Airstrip to Kaya Mawa and drop off back to the airport.
  • Local and non-premium drinks
  • Luangwa Safari House: 2 game viewing activities per day (game drives or walking safaris)
  • Ndomo Private House: All non-motorized activities.
  • Waterberry Lodge: 2 In-house activities per day including falls visit (Zambia and Zimbabwe sides); sunset, daytime, or dawn cruise; fishing and island picnic.
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe Falls fees
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2024-04-01 — 2024-05-21 $13,500
2024-05-22 — 2024-06-30 $13,695
2024-07-01 — 2024-09-30 $17,670
2024-10-01 — 2024-10-31 $13,695
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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