Spend 4 nights between 1 or 2 camps in the South Luangwa.
“At the bottom of the Great Rift Valley lays an unspoilt wilderness of majestic beauty, with a variety and dense concentration of wildlife, making South Luangwa National Park one of Africa’s finest. Known as The Crowded Valley for good reason, the protected landscape is a sprawling paradise which has recently reintroduced black rhino and now proudly boasts the status of being an African Big Five park.
The mighty Luangwa River and its striking lagoon valleys are the backbone of the national park. The river system which runs through the park attracts much wildlife to its banks out in the open for easy game viewing. Lounging gracefully in the cooling waters of the river are the hundreds of hippopotami which can be seen when crossing over the bridge into the protected lands.
As the birth place of African Walking Safaris, there is no doubt that within the confines of the national park, it is a must do activity. Whatever your fitness level, the South Luangwa National Park offers a chance to gain an intimate intensity and a truly African experience when exploring the landscape and encountering wildlife on foot.
The sepia shades of bare bush become a brightly coloured emerald haven as the changing seasons usher in a splendid array of migratory bird life. South Luangwa National Park is prolific with well over 400 species of birds hidden in the beauty of ancient wooded forests.
Spend 4 nights at a beach lodge on the edge of Lake Malawi.
Lake Malawi and Wildlife Areas:
“The Lake of Stars, as it is nicknamed, is Malawi’s most well know attraction, and there is no second guessing why. Eager to know why? Lake Malawi is listed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is the third largest lake in Africa, and one of the deepest lakes in the world.
Lake Malawi is home to the world’s largest number of fish species which is especially important to evolutionary studies. And where there are plenty of fish, there are happy fishermen; Lake Malawi is no exception. Fishermen are seen snug in their self-made canoes, locally known as bwatus, patiently cruising along the lake with their hooks, lines and nets cast out into the water.
Lake Malawi is absolutely the pride and backbone of the agricultural country. The contrast between palm beaches, warm clear lake water and the remarkably rugged mountain beauty of an African backdrop is a striking sight to behold. To the south of the lake you will find the Liwonde National Park and Lake Malawi National Park.
The parks are perfect for viewing a large variety of game, as well as spectacular bird watching opportunities. If you were wondering; “What’s a lake without water activities?” –your speculations are in vain. Lake Malawi does not fall short when it comes to recreation. We are sure that the lake and its surroundings will keep any water lover, land explorer and bird watcher high in African-spirit.”