Malawi and Zambia slow tour in the safari land


Malawi and Zambia slow tour in the safari land. In South Luangwa National Park, the heart of a charming ecosystem that boasts antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, elephants and an abundance of predators: lions, jackals, hyenas, cheetahs, small herds of wild dogs now endangered, and not least and relatively easy to spot, the leopard. We will live the thrill of a safari in close contact with the environment; in Liwonde National Park, which boasts high density of elephants, antelopes, buffalo and abundance of crocodiles, hundreds of species of birds inhabit the park: a real ornithological paradise.

On the magical Shire River we will explore the territory in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

On Lake Malawi, the ‘lake of stars’, one of the largest in the Rift Valley, to breathe the atmosphere of the villages, markets and the amazing hospitality of local people and within the Senga Hills Forest Reserve, combining the beach the chance to spot some species rarely seen elsewhere as the hyrax, inserted in a rare beauty with one of the most beautiful bays on Lake Malawi.

Malawi is indeed a warm and welcoming country: its people have a warm and hospitable heart that in no other country in Africa we have ever heard.

Away from tourism, despite the poignant beauty of its landscape, its hospitable and incredibly friendly people, the kilometers of pristine beaches of golden sand, Malawi is a country not yet discovered by tourism and this makes it even more fascinating.

DURATION

12 days. Possibilities of extend your trip on Lake Malawi.

 GUIDES

Drivers and professional guides are selected on the field during our many travels and have distinguished themselves for their high training, experience and reliability. They are local guides we have carefully chosen following an idea of ​​sustainability of travel and social commitment, to ensure the traveler the most profound experiences that generate benefits for local communities. If required,  an Italian speaking guide join you.

MEANS OF TRANSPORT

All distances will be covered by means of 4 × 4 Toyota Land Cruiser or Land Rover or similar.

ACCOMMODATION

In the capital, Lilongwe, we will spend two nights in a nice lodge, situated in a green area in the city, near the airport. We will spend two nights in a nice lodge in a dominant position on Lake Malawi.

The nights at the South Luangwa National Park on the banks of the Luangwa River, in a position of absolute beauty in the lodge equipped with showers and toilets and restaurant.

In Liwonde National Park will spend spend the nights in an exciting lodge on the Shire River, one of the best camp in Malawi, Mvuu camp, within a structure equipped with showers and toilets and restaurant.

The room in the lodge / chalet / hotel, is intended, unless otherwise requested, in double or, in rare cases, triple; They could be replaced for technical-organizational problems without distorting the original plan.

The facilities have been carefully chosen following an idea of ​​land conservation and sustainability of travel, preferring  positions in close contact with nature.

To get the list of lodge and camping write to us!

PERIOD/SEASON

Temperatures depend largely on the season, from the latitudes and altitudes. On the right (download .pdf) an indicative table of average temperatures in the different seasons. The hottest month is November, the coolest month is June / July. The dry season is from April / May to November. The wet season runs from December to March / April, during this time you can see the parks in their green splendor and some puppies of mammals are born in this period. We recommend both seasons, both in fact have a special charm. Contact us for more information on the current season, they are not all the same every year!

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Day 1 BLANTYRE, MALAWI. Arrive in Blantyre, Malawi's second city at 12:20. customs and immigration formalities. Meeting with the guide, if you want shopping in the city and hotel accommodation in cities (double rooms) with restaurant. Bed and breakfast.

DAY 2 BLANTYRE - LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK. Traveling to the Liwonde National Park, perhaps the best known park of Malawi. Lunch at the camp. First safari in the afternoon, where, if we are lucky we see elephants that sometimes cross the river by swimming, as well as hippos, crocodiles, several species of antelope, vervet monkeys, baboons and hundreds of species of birds. Possibly we will enter the Rhino Sanctuary, the black rhino sanctuary, an area of ​​50 km2 where  different species of mammals are protected and where the blacks rhinos are particularly protected. Overnight in lodge on the banks of the Shire River. Full board

DAY 3 LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK. In the morning wake up at dawn and after breakfast drive to the first boat safari to better spot and photograph the wildlife of the park. The boats are motorized and will come accompanied by a resident safari guide who will maneuver the boat and who works in the camp throughout the year; he will be available to us for all boat safaris and he will switch off the engine in the most significant moments, always considering safety. Afternoon boat safari to enjoy the sunset and more sightings. Overnight at the lodge on the banks of the Shire River. Full board

DAY 4 LIWONDE - SENGA HILLS FOREST RESERVE. Starting at dawn and arrive in Senga bay, pleasant bay between fishing villages on the shores of Lake Malawi. Overnight at the lodge in a dominating position over the lake. Full board

DAY 5 SENGA BAY. The fish eagle are not difficult to spot, as well as the many fishermen with their canoes brave the waters of the lake. Overnight at the lodge as the night before. Full board

DAY 6 SENGA BAY - SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. Departing at dawn to cross the border between Malawi and Zambia towards Chipata. After refueling for the approaching trip to the Luangwa valley, passing through the capital, Lilongwe, including small towns, villages and markets. After the frontier customs formalities we enter Zambia. Chipata is the first city and after the crossing begins the long trail to S. Luangwa. On the way you can stop to visit a truly exceptional factory fabrics and entirely made in Zambia. Accommodation at the camp on the Luangwa river. In the afternoon watch elephants and hippos from the location of the lodge. Full board

DAY 7 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. Starting at dawn for the morning safari, when the light is best to follow the traces of felines and try to even spot the rare wild dog, canine endangered living in South Luangwa, one of the few African parks where you can spot them. Return to camp and relax. A night safari to see the predators during the hunt. With the light spotlight, which is fitted to the vehicle that we will use for the safari, we can photograph animals in a very natural way. Here we saw hunting lion, many hyenas, leopard hunting and generally predators in full swing. Overnight as the night. Full board

DAY 8 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. The rich diversity of habitats will be evident during safaris in 4x4 in the South Luangwa National Park in search of lions, leopards, hyenas, genets, civets, nightjar. After the early morning game drive, return to camp, relax. Night Safari in the evening. Overnight at the lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River as the previous night. Full board

DAY 9 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. Safari in the morning and night. Day dedicated to the sighting of animals during the cooler hours of the day: in the morning, just after dawn, and in the afternoon, before and after sunset. We will try, as every day, to maximize the chances for spotting all animals. In the morning it is easy to see herds of elephants cross the river, as well as impala and puku devoting themselves to the defense of their territories. Baboons are committed to daily  grooming and some small babies always falls from the top of some "sausage tree" fortunately without being hurt. Overnight as the night before. Full board

DAY 10 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. 4x4 safaris in the morning, enter the park with the possibility to do the "walking safari" accompanied by an armed ranger and a professional guide, to delve into the heart of the park. The purpose of the walking safari is not to get as close as possible to the wild animals, but learning through their tracks, to enjoy the feeling of walking in the bush. Return to the camp. Relax. And from 16:00 until 20:00 go for the night safari. Overnight at the lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River. Full board

DAY 11 SOUTH LUANGWA - LILONGWE. We travel a few hours to arrive in Lilongwe, where the night is spent in a pleasant lodge a few kilometers out of town.  Bed and breakfast.

DAY 12  LILONGWE - FLIGHT. Transfer to international airport for the return.

*[Write us for Accommodation and lodge list]

Prices varies depending season and travellers number.
Write us for more info info@africawildtruck.com

 

HEALTH

No obligation to vaccination.

We recommend these vaccines:

  • tetanus
  • typhoid fever
  • hepatitis A and B

Concerning malaria, disease transmitted by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito, its prevention is accomplished, first of all, with a mechanic prevention i.e. avoiding getting stung, following these rules:

  • sleeping under mosquito tents
  • useìing insecticide to get rid of possible mosquitos
  • after sunset, when mosquitos are more active, avoiding leaving parts of the body uncovered, wearing light-coloured long trousers and long-sleeve shirts, because dark colours attract mosquitos and spraying parts of the body uncovered with Autan Extreme

For the use of any possible antimalarial drugs we suggest that you consult your Public Health Service; health norms change very rapidly.

TRAVEL MEDICAL KIT

We suggest that you take with you a small supply of these medicines:

  • analgesics/fever reducers: acetylsalicylic acid and nimesulide
  • antibiotics like ciproxin or amoxicillin or clavulanic acid
  • antimalarials: anyway carry with you 2 packs of Lariam for emergency cases
  • antidiarrheals: loperamide or kaolin in case of symptoms (to use only if really necessary!)
  • rehydration salts: in case of fluid leaks
  • against car or air sickness: a pack of pills or chewing-gums
  • antihistamines: in case of allergic reactions
  • scissors, tweezers and thermometer
  • suntan cream
  • insecticides (like Autan Extreme)
 Required documents and Visa

It is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after departure date with at least two free pages; for the entry in Malawi the Visa is obtainable under 75 Usd payment. In Zambia, at the border, at the cost of 50Usd.  Write us for more informations

CLOTHING

comfortable shoes

technical sandals

easy to dry slippers for the shower

windbreaker

k-way

sweatshirt/pile

cotton/linen long trousers

cotton/linen long sleeve shirts

cotton T-shirts

bathing suit

panty

belly pack for passport

sunglasses

cap

OTHER

towel

binoculars

head torch-light

water bottle

camera/videocamera/spare batteries!!

passport photocopy and 2 passport photos

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