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  • Stay at a beautiful and intimate riverside safari camp in South Luangwa
  • Go on fantastic game drives and nature walks in the wildlife-rich national park
  • Enjoy tranquillity at a modern lodge in the hills overlooking Lake Malawi


Start your 8-day journey to Africa with time in the birthplace of guided walking safaris, the off-the-beaten track South Luangwa. This wild and remote national park is packed with wildlife and is known for endemic species like Crawshay’s zebra and Thornicroft’s giraffe. Enjoy a truly authentic safari experience at an intimate tented camp overlooking a bend in the gorgeous Luangwa River – a magnet for elephants, buffalo, lions, hippos and crocodiles.

Then get whisked away to Africa’s third-largest lake and arguably its most beautiful, Lake Malawi. Filled with the largest number of cichlid species of any lake on Earth, this freshwater body is hugged by trees that resonate with the distinctive calls of African fish eagles. Enjoy sun-kissed days on a powder-soft private beach, or fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving in clear water. Relax your last few days away at a contemporary lodge in the lush hills overlooking the lake, the ideal destination after a thrilling safari in Zambia.


  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

  • Start: South Luangwa, Zambia
  • End: Malawi

Accommodations Visited

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Tena Tena

4 Nights
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Days 1-5: Explore the magnificent South Luangwa

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Detailed breakdown

Days 1-5: Explore the magnificent South Luangwa | 4 Nights

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

After touching down at Zambia’s Lusaka International Airport, you will be assisted through customs and checked in for a short-haul flight to South Luangwa National Park.

Here, you will enjoy the first game drive of your vacation as you’re transferred to the Nsefu Sector of the park. Settle into your luxurious tent at Tena Tena, sheltered by a beautiful grove of mahogany trees and overlooking the splendid Luangwa River – this is your tranquil retreat for the next five days. Enjoy morning and evening game drives in a remote reserve, and fantastic guided walks through the ebony groves surrounding Tena Tena. The area is home to animals like elephants, hippos, antelope and 400 species of birds. Pay a visit to Kawaza village for a cultural experience and an insider’s look into the local way of life. You will gain valuable insights into their tribal textile industry and get a chance to take home a beautiful souvenir or two. Evenings at Tena Tena are spent next to a crackling campfire, sipping on pre-dinner drinks followed by hearty dinners.

Tena Tena
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Days 5-9: Discover ‘The Lake of Stars’ | 4 Nights

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Lake Malawi, Malawi

After savouring your last breakfast in South Luangwa, you will be transferred back to the airport for another short-haul flight to Lilongwe in Malawi, followed by a hop to the Nankumba Peninsula in Lake Malawi. You will be welcomed with characteristically warm Malawian smiles at Pumulani Lake Lodge, nestled in the lush green hills overlooking Africa’s most beautiful lake. Step into your spacious room and walk out through large sliding doors to drink in the sensational views.

Spend your days relaxing beside the lodge’s infinity swimming pool or in the beach bar and lounge area. Make your way down to Pumulani’s private beach for refreshing dips in the lake’s clear blue waters, or simply soak up the sun on the powder-soft sand. If you are feeling adventurous, take up some water activities like snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking and water skiing. End your days with romantic sunset dhow (traditional boat) cruises on the glimmering lake, or simply sip on delicious drinks while you watch the sunset from the lakeside bar. Pumulani is situated in a magical location, offering a memorable stay and the perfect finale of your safari in Africa.

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  • All non-motorised sports at Pumulani Lake Lodge
  • Gameviewing at Tena Tena Camp
  • Laundry
  • National Park Fees
  • Transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport
  • Transfers to/from Monkey Bay Airstrip
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-05-22 — 2023-06-30 $5,485
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 $6,350
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 $5,485
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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