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Experience a 22-day trip to Africa! You can make this journey as memorable and pleasant as possible. But, you cannot get too comfortable because this is wildlife. You have to prepare for some thrill and adventurous experience. African Travels will make sure everything is well prepared for you, since this journey will take you to 4 different countries which are South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. Come and feel the wilderness!
During your safari, you will stay at for 21 nights in 15 different accommodations in the form of chalets, tented lodges, and guest houses. For 15 nights, your accommodation will be equipped with en-suite facilities. For a 1 night camping, you will be provided with tents, mats, and chairs, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. For the other 5 nights, you will stay in chalets with shared ablution facilities. Your accommodations are as follows:
On the first day, the group will meet in Livingstone, Zambia at 14:00. After that, you will explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge.
You will be taken to a long drive across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia to the Kafue River where you will stay the night in a camp.
You will paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, canoeing past local riverside villages and magnificent scenery. You will stay in a wild campsite on Elephant Bone Island in the heart of untamed Africa. The following morning, you will continue the canoe safari through an area of elephants, hippos, and other wildlife. You will be collected by a motorboat and transferred back up the river to the starting campsite.
You will have a leisurely start to the day before you head to Lusaka where you will stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets of the Zambian capital.
Today is a transit drive, as you will travel along the Great East Road across the Luangwa River Bridge and to the town of Nyimba. Villages line the road at intervals and there is an opportunity to witness the rural Zambia lifestyle.
You will explore the diversity of habitats including woodlands, grass plains, and riverine forest on open vehicle game drives as well as on foot on exciting game walks at the South Luangwa National Park. From the tented lodge, you will often see elephants crossing the river at sunset.
You will cross into Malawi and make your way to Lilongwe where you will settle into your chalets. In the afternoon, you will explore the craft markets with their beautiful wooden carvings, woven baskets, and traditional wooden chairs.
You will make your way to Lake Malawi to the lodge on the lake shores. From here, you will discover the lake’s islands on a boat trip and snorkel with the jeweled fish, the cichlids. The friendly people of Malawi make it the warm heart of Africa.
You will go on a journey to the south and enter Mozambique. For the next two days, you will cross this magnificent country passing traditional villages and farmlands as you make your way to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
You will spend the next two nights in Vilankulo, where you will take a full day trip on a traditional Arab dhow to the beautiful island of Magaruque. The guides will prepare a picnic lunch under the palm trees while you snorkel with the colorful tropical fish.
You will explore Inhambane before you head to the beach and your casitas under the palm trees. You will have the following day to relax on the beach or cross the bay to Maxixe on an Arab dhow.
A large lagoon near the coastal town of Bilene is your next stop. It offers clear water and white beaches. You will spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon and swimming in the shallow, calm waters.
Kruger National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife. You will cross the rugged wilderness of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, enter the national park, and head to your camp. You will spend your time on game drives which offer pristine wildlife to spot, if possible, the shy leopard, lion, zebra, and elephant over the next two days.
The Panorama Routes’ wide open vista is the final stop on your magnificent journey. It is an area of mountains, escarpments, streams, and forests. You will explore Bourkes’ Luck Potholes, God’s Window, and the Three Sisters. The tour will end in Johannesburg in the afternoon of day 22, at 18:00.
This safari will take you to some places across Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.
During your safari tour, you will be provided with 20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, and 17 dinners. 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners will be provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals will be prepared by the crew, prepared at the vehicle, and enjoyed around the campfire or at the truck.
A rough idea of your meals are cereals, coffee and toast, or the occasional fried breakfast. For lunch, you may have cheese, cold meats, salads on bread, or rolls. Your dinner might consist of braais (local barbecue), potjies (stews), stir fries, etc. You will use regular plates, cups, and cutlery. All cooking and eating utensils will also be provided.
African Travels will cater for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or allergies. Most diets can be catered for but note ingredients can be limited. If you do have a particular dietary requirement or medical condition, other than being a vegetarian, you must tell them at the time of booking. They will not supply bottled drinking water, although it is available at many shops on tour.