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Luangwa Valley & Lake Malawi

Private Travel | General interest | Wildlife 14 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £6095 Current prices from: £6095
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Outstanding wildlife viewing in the South Luangwa, including some of the best bush walking
  • Enjoy the rocky coves, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi

Livingstone

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1864 1661 1152 846 745 1050 1559 1966 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1717 1406 763 201 30 0 0 0 10 201 643 1636
Rainy Days 15 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 15
Humidity H H H H M N L L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lower Zambezi National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 3188 3493 3697 3595 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1966 1559 1254 1254 1457 1966 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1897 1636 964 201 30 0 0 0 0 90 622 1787
Rainy Days 17 14 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 15
Humidity VH VH H H M L L M H VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lusaka

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2882 2679 2577 2373 2373 2679 2984 3188 2984 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1559 1152 1050 948 1152 1457 1864 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2169 1807 853 301 40 0 0 0 10 161 904 1998
Rainy Days 17 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 17
Humidity L L L L N N N N M M M L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mfuwe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 3188 3493 3697 3595 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2068 1864 1457 1152 1152 1355 1661 2068 2170 2170
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2179 1837 1275 462 40 0 0 0 0 141 813 1727
Rainy Days 19 16 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 18
Humidity H H H H M M M M H VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lusaka (N) Day 2: Fly to Mfuwe

Fly to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa. Stay 2 nights at Nkwali. Afternoon safari. (L, D)

Day 3: Mfuwe

Wildlife viewing (B, L, D)

Days 4-6: Tena Tena

Drive to Tena Tena and stay 3 nights. Wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Monkey Bay via Lilongwe

Fly to Monkey Bay via Lilongwe. Stay 6 nights at The Danforth Lodge*. (L, D)

Days 8-12: Monkey Bay

At leisure or optional activities. (B, L, D)

Days 13-14: Fly home (B) Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

*Accommodation:

You may like to upgrade to Pumulani Lodge. Alternatively split your time between Danforth Lodge and Mumbo Island Camp on Mumbo island.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Tena Tena
    Tena Tena

    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 ...

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  • Nkwali Camp
    Nkwali Camp

    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 pool.

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Dates & prices

ZKO2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £6095 per person

High season from £7695 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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