Why this safari works….
You can make it as relaxing or as action-packed as you like and there are some incredible natural environments to take in- mighty waterfall, the animal-filled bush and the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi. The start and finish relaxation options make this a good bet for an off-the-beaten-track safari and beach honeymoon, and if we pick some of the amazing private houses on offer, this could be a brilliant family safari.
ADRENALINE OR RELAXATION at Victoria Falls (2-4 days)- Snoozing or skydiving? Your choice! If you pick one of the riverside lodges the Zambian side of Victoria Falls is a great spot to take it easy in with gentle boat rides and afternoon sundowners by the Zambezi. Perfect for honeymooners recovering from a wedding. Alternatively, jump into the thick of the action with microlight flights, white water rafting and zip-lining over the river.
BIG GAME AND WALKING SAFARIS in the South Luangwa (3-6 days) Fly up to Zambia’s best-known national park for a safari. Pick one camp to make your base or try two or three over several days. Game drives are unmissable for getting up close and personal with the big game (leopard viewing on night drives is legendary in the South Luangwa), whilst walking safaris are an absolute must for anyone visiting the Luangwa Valley.
SNOOZING AND WATERSPORTS on Lake Malawi (3-7 days) After all of the excitements of safari, it’s nice to relax on a beach, and those in neighbouring Malawi offer something just a bit different. No brash resorts or all-inclusive wrist bands, just mile upon mile of gloriously unspoilt lakeshore, charming villages, and an expanse of azure water.
Other ideas for your African adventure…. If you need more safari time, consider adding some time canoeing and game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park or add a walking safari in the North Luangwa or get right off the beaten track and explore Malawi in more depth.
Make your safari extraordinary by… Adding a mountain bike safari or walking from camp to camp in the South Luangwa. Try a sleepout or a treehouse (or both) while you’re on on safari, a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, a late-season dip in the Devil’s Pool, or charter your own catamaran for a few days on Lake Malawi.
When to go… Any time between May and October. June and July are a little cooler at the beach, but this makes perfect weather for a walking safari.
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