This 11-night journey combines the South Luangwa National Park with a stay on Lake Malawi. In the South Luangwa, stay in Nkwali: a thatched lodge situated right on the edge of the Luangwa river. From the deck, elephants can be spotted crossing the river bed in the dry season and, in the so-called Green Season, boating and birding rules. Access to the national park is directly across the river, rather than the normal drive through the main gate.
Tena Tena, the second stop, is, by contrast, a tented bush camp, again on the edge of a river and teeming with wildlife. Danforth Lodge on Lake Malawi, with its palm-fringed golden beaches, iridescent blue water and spectacular snorkelling opportunities, is the perfect place to relax after safari. With only eight rooms, decked out in a nautical theme, this intimate accommodation has wonderful views over the lake, sweeping garden lawns and an infinity edge pool.
Fly to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa. Stay 2 nights
at Nkwali. Afternoon safari. (L, D)
Wildlife viewing (B, L, D)
Drive to Tena Tena and stay 3 nights. Wildlife
viewing. (B, L, D)
Fly to Monkey Bay via Lilongwe. Stay 6 nights at
The Danforth Lodge*. (L, D)
At leisure or optional activities. (B, L, D)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
You may like to upgrade to
Pumulani Lodge. Alternatively split your time
between Danforth Lodge and Mumbo Island
Camp on Mumbo island.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
Danforth Lodge has eight en suite, air-conditioned rooms, tastefully decorated in cool, nautical colours and all opening on to a large patio. All rooms have spectacular views of the lake and look out over Thumbi West Island. The garden has shady lawns, leading to a sparkling, beach side, infinity swimming pool.
Many activities can be done from the lodge including snorkelling, fishing, walking on the nearby nature trails and cultural outings to a traditional...
Nkwali Camp is built on Robin Pope Safari's private land on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooking the National Park. This is superb game country with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grass plains. A small camp of thatched chalets with en-suite facilities, there is also a wonderful bar, built around an enormous ebony tree, and a dining room overlooking a lagoon where many of the resident animals drink during the day. Unusually in this area, the camp also has a small swimming...
The first camp that Robin Pope built is located within the South Luangwa Valley National Park, in a secluded area under a grove of shady mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa river. The large custom-made tents each have an attached open air bathroom with a flush toilet and shower as well as a private veranda. The thatched dining room and bar stand on a wide bend of the river; meals are of a very high standard and are served overlooking this wonderful view. With three distinct habitats, the river, the adjoining lagoons and the plains, there is a wide diversity of game. Amongst the species, waterbuck, zebra, warthog and greater kudu are often seen. The wandering herds of elephant are among some of the largest left in Africa. Buffalo continuously move in search of fresh pastures and water and in their wake come the predators, the lion and hyena. Leopard hunt the smaller game under...
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