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BEACH AND BUSH SAFARI 

An 11 night safari combining Luambe, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

Combine the wildlife of Luangwa and the shores of Lake Malawi

Join us for an exciting and exhilarating 11 night safari offering some of the best wildlife viewing and beautiful African scenery of the Luangwa Valley and Lake Malawi. Visit Flatdogs Camp in South Luangwa National Park for a total  of 4 nights followed by 4 nights at Luambe Camp in Luambe National Park, and ending off in Kaya Mawa in Lake Malawi

“I have to say that Kaya Mawa totally blew me away. I love to travel and I’ve visited over 60 countries and stayed at amazing places but Kaya Mawa was exceptional.”
– Chuslera, April 2022

Quick facts about the Beach and Bush safari

A brief overview of what to expect on this package
June – October
11 nights
3 camps
2 Countries
Wildlife & Birding
Water Activities
Safari Walks
Sleep-outs

Camps featured in ths safari itinerary

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Luambe National Park
LUAMBE CAMP
South Luangwa
FLATDOGS CAMP
Lake Malawi
KAYA MAWA RESORT

Travel Logistics for this safari

See the travel route for this safari below:

Day 1: Arrival at Mfuwe

This package starts from Mfuwe Airport (you will need to book your own flight to Mfuwe). A Flatdogs staff member will meet you at the airport and after a quick 45 minute road transfer, you will arrive at Flatdogs Camp. 

Day 1 - 4 : Flatdogs Camp

Enjoy a 3 night fully inclusive stay at Flatdogs Camp. You will be collected from LUambe on day 4 and driven to Luambe Camp. The drive is about 4 hours inclusive of a 2 hour drive through National Park.

Day 4 - 8: Luambe Camp

Once at Luambe, you will get to enjoy a 4 nights fully inclusive stay on the banks of the Luambe River… waking up to the call of the honking hippos just below your tent.

Day 8 - 9: Flatdogs Camp

On day 8 you will return to Flatdogs Camp for our last night stay in the Luangwa Area before departing for Lake Malawi.

Day 9 - 12: Kaya Mawa

Flatdogs will take you to Mfuwe Airport in time to catch your flight out to Lekoma Island where you will spend the next 3 nights 

Day 12: Departure

Departure Day. You will be transferred back to the airport for your departure 

3 reasons you should choose this safari package

Highlights from this 11 night Beach & Bush safari include:
Watersports & Snorkerling

The list of activities on offer at Lake Malawi are endless but the watersports and snorkelling are a serious highlight and a lovely complement to the land based safaris.

Game Viewing & Walks

Enjoy game drives or walks through woodlands, grasslands and out into the floodplains with your guide and discover all that the Luangwa wilderness has to offer.

The Accomomdation

The ​beautifully ​decorated ​rooms at Kaya Mawa boast ​180 ​degree ​views ​down ​the ​lake and ​across ​to ​Mozambique. ​Three split ​level ​decks ​and ​a ​plunge ​pool ensure ​the ​very ​best ​of accommodation ​experiences.

About the area: The Luangwa Valley & Lake Malawi

Learn about the area specific to this safari package

South Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa is probably the most famous of all Zambia’s wildlife havens and is deservedly considered amongst the elite of African wilderness regions. Fantastic leopard populations, hippo, lion and elephant are complimented by a healthy range of other species too.

Luambe National Park

Luambe National Parkis located on the eastern bank of the Luangwa River, halfway between South and North Luangwa National Park and is one of the oldest protected areas in Zambia.

Because of its remote location on the eastern bank of the Luangwa river, the Park has remained essentially unchanged – largely because it’s off the beaten track, a secluded, tranquil place not covered by the usual tourist routes. Luambe is situated between the larger Luangwa national parks to its north and south, however, to those who visit it Luambe is often considered to be the jewel in the crown.

Lake Malawi & Lokomo Island

Lake Malawi is the jewel in the crown of the country’s tourist attractions. This is the ‘inland sea’ of the otherwise land-locked Malawi. This vast body of crystal clear freshwater fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a scenic wonderland but it provides water sport opportunities for those looking for something beyond sun, sand and swimming. Lake Malawi is a wonderland that offers all types of water sports and activities expected of any tropical beach destination. There are boats and boards of all types available to have fun with and to explore the waters, islands and beaches of the lake.

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