Example Trip Itinerary
Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Private transfer to your lodge or hotel in Livingstone
Accommodation in Livingstone and Victoria Falls
- 10 suites (River Lodge)
- 4 island villas (Island Lodge)
- Dining area and lounge
Set on a quiet secluded spot some distance up the Zambezi river. Royal Chundu is a place to come and relax by the river. There are two lodges, the River Lodge of ten suites and the Island Lodge of four large villas. Located on a very quiet stretch of the Zambezi this lodge is extremely luxurious with an excellent spa facility and fine-dining in camp. Activities here are a mix of river-based relaxation and adventure as well as visits to the Falls.
- Ten chalets
- Swimming pool
- Dining area, bar and lounge
This owner-run lodge commands a magnificent vantage point and views on a sweeping bend on the Zambezi River. What’s more, this elegant 1940s homestead offer a glimpse into the region’s past with the owner, Peter Jones, and his team of guides helping to bring alive the history of Livingstone. What started as a settler trading post became a destination for Royal travellers and Hollywood stars, and the area is just as popular today. Perhaps the most important point to remember is that The River Club is the place where there are no early 05:30 wake up calls, for here guests are encouraged to lie in and enjoy the surroundings. The ‘Do Nothing Activity’ (DNA) around one of the most magnificent pools we know is very popular indeed, especially at the end of a safari.
- Four open fronted chalets
- Honeymoon chalet
- Private island
Sindabezi Island is unique – the discerning traveler’s best kept secret. An idyllic, exclusive camp on Tongabezi’s very own private isle on the Zambezi River it is the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored. Experience the large number of activities in the area during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night. Sindabezi Island is currently one of the top 10 eco lodges in Africa according to Fodor’s. Sindabezi has only five open-sided thatched cottages, allowing you to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in the perfect, pristine setting. Views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience. Tongabezi Lodge, the sister property, is just a short boat ride away.
- 173 rooms and suites
- Bar and Lounge area
- Riverside deck
- Massage rooms
Set just a short walk away from the falls themselves on the banks of the Zambezi, one can admire the coil of steam and spray rising from the falls on the horizon. The 173 rooms and suites are set in well manicured gardens along the banks of the river. This is one of just a few hotels from which the falls can be accessed on foot, making it ideal for those who want to be as close as possible. The hotel has been built in a colonial style, harking back to the days of it’s namesake, with grand dining and lounge areas as well as a large outdoor pool and riverside deck.
The mighty Victoria falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area, as well as the falls themselves.
The Zambezi River flows placidly to the brink of a 1700 mm wide basalt lip before taking a frothy, 100-metre plunge at Victoria Falls into the Batoka Gorge below. This thunderous demonstration of nature's power represents the world's largest sheet of falling water. The river then continues its course as white water rapids, providing exhilarating opportunities for adventure activities. Spend your time on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River exploring this spectacular waterway and making the most of the unique safari opportunities close by in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, enjoying the many activities the river affords such as cruises, canoe trails, fishing, bungee jumping and white water rafting.
No visit to Victoria Falls would be complete without a tour of the mighty falls themselves, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rainforest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark.
Transfer to Livingstone airport
Flight from Livingstone to Lusaka
Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe airport
South Luangwa National Park
Private transfer to your lodge in South Luangwa National Park
Lodges in South Luangwa National Park
- 6 villas each with private plunge pool (one of which is designed for a family of five)
- Cooled sleeping areas
- Main dining and bar area
- Yoga and exercise area
A more contemporary and certainly deluxe addition to the safari lodges of South Luangwa, Chinzombo is an ambitious property that cleverly maintains its authenticity on a secluded bend of the Luangwa river. Within sixty acres of private land, its six standalone and geometrically-designed villas are incredibly spacious and brings together modern innovation with the atmospheric style of camping. One of the villas can accommodate a family of five, and these are all connected by a winding path lined with Msikzi trees leading you towards the main lounge and dining area complete with firepit, spa facilities, yoga and exercise areas. Enjoy day and evening game drives in this pristine wilderness, along with the signature walking safaris.
Spend your time exploring the reserve and its wildlife with a particularly talented team of guides and trackers. The Luangwa River sustains a whole host of wildlife, birds and vegetation and this is a unique and intimate type of safari that allows you to really appreciate it all.
Private transfer Mfuwe airstrip
Flight from Mfuwe to Likoma Island
Private transfer to your hotel on Lake Malawi
Accommodation in Lake Malawi
- Twelve guestrooms
- Five swimming pools
This award-winning hotel sits on the shore of Lake Malawi with each room boasting magnificent beach, lake or water views. Guestrooms are handsomely designed and provide modern facilities of internet access and comfortable luxuries of premium bedding, with some rooms even boasting their own private plunge pool. The chic accommodation ranges from standard, to premium, to whole houses – which make the perfect choice for families. Kaya Mawa also offers an excellent choice of activities for families with water skiing, mountain biking and kite surfing all available. However due to its lakeside location, one of the most popular sports to get involved with here is snorkelling in the pristine waters amongst the huge amount of marine life. While active pursuits are provided in abundance, guests can also enjoy cultural experiences by taking a heart-warming visit to the local villages and seeing the cathedral. Learn about the village work Kaya Mawa performs and acquaint yourself with the hotel’s staff who all come from the neighbouring villages. After an exciting day guests can relax at the beautiful spa where skilled experts perform relaxing treatments, before dining at the restaurant and enjoying delicious drinks while watching the sun set from the beachside bar.
Though Malawi may be landlocked, this country still boasts sandy beaches and wonderful snorkelling thanks to its impressive freshwater lake. Stretching across the country, the beautiful lake boasts hundreds of fish species including vibrant cichlids. With such a wealth of marine life, this is a fantastic snorkelling and diving spot offering aquatic treasures and clear, current-free waters. Spend your days swimming and sailing, or simply soaking up the sun on the picturesque golden sands. Scattering the shoreline are numerous fishing villages which have retained their local charm and unspoilt setting.
Light aircraft flight from Likoma Island to Lilongwe