This 10 night itinerary will make you the best parents ever - as you are giving your teenagers the chance to do a bungee jump, canoe alongside crocodiles, elephants and maybe even lion, head out on game drives to search out leopard and cheetah, and go snorkelling or scuba dive, wake boarding, water skiing or even tubing. In return for such a marvellous holiday, you can ask them to keep their room tidy for the rest of the year!
You begin this epic holiday with 2 nights at the iconic Victoria Falls. With so many activities on offer here, you won't be stuck for anything to do. The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is located in the Mosai-Oa-Tunya National Park, so it is usual to see zebra grazing on the grass lawns, or monkeys cavorting in the tree branches. A 5 minute walk gets you to the Falls themselves, and you can visit as many times as you wish, as guests of Avani have unlimited free access. As well as viewing the Falls, you can also take a microflight or helicopter ride over the Falls, or bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge, go white water rafting or jet boating. Or just relax around the resort's swimming pool and do nothing - it is your holiday too, after all!
You then fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park for 2 nights. Chongwe River Camp's impressive variety of safari activities provides the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris (12+ years and over), or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and fishing. Back in camp the wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures. This is one of the most beautiful regions in Africa, with rivers winding through the forested valley creating a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Lions, wild dog, elephants and hippos abound - to name just a few!
Then it is off to the South Luangwa National Park for 2 more nights of safari adventure. Morning game drives set off in open vehicles so that guests have an all round view of the birds, trees, wildlife and beauty of the Park. Afternoon drives head off afternoon tea has been served, and your safari guide will aim to stop at a scenic spot just before sundown, so you can enjoy an infamous African Sundowner! Once the sun has set, you will continue on with a spotlight, operated by your spotter, who looks for interesting nocturnal creatures that you are unlikely to see during daylight hours. There is a chance to see nocturnal birds like night-jars, owls and bathawks as well as nocturnal mammals such as honeybadgers, civet, genet, porcupine, leopard and hyena.
Finally, it is off to Lake Malawi for the last 4 nights of this amazing family holiday. Blue Island Zebra Lodge is situated on an island in the lake, and is the perfect getaway for families looking for a combination of adventure and relaxation. Activities include nature trails, birding, kayaking, snorkelling, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, sunset cruises, seasonal scuba diving, or just relaxing at the infinity pool and cocktail bar or chilling out on the hammocks.
Arrive into Livingstone Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your transfer driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to the Royal Landing where you will hop aboard a water taxi safari boat and meander down the great Zambezi River o the Royal Livingstone Hotel, where you will be met and transferred to the Avani Victoria Falls Resort by the inter-hotel shuttle bus. A cultural wow then welcomes you at the resort's reception, with Ngoni Warriors performing traditional songs and dances.
A trip to Victoria Falls is certainly memorable. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the sheer noise of the Falls as they cascade over the edge into the deep gorge is deafening, and the misty clouds of spray, occasionally broken by rainbows, are visible from over 40 km away. The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is just a 5 minute stroll to the Victoria Falls - and guests can enjoy free unlimited access to this famous attraction. The resort's grounds attract zebras, giraffes, impalas and monkeys.
After breakfast, you will be collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park.
ProFlight Seat in Plane Rate (Economy Class): Fly from Livingstone Airport (LVI) to Jeki Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred through the Park to Chongwe River Camp.
Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Chongwe Camp is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp offers the best views in the Lower Zambezi. During your stay, you can enjoy an impressive variety of safari activities, created for the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and tiger-fishing. Back in camp, the wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures.
After breakfast, you will be collected and transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Mfuwe.
ProFlight Seat in Plane Rate (Economy Class): Fly from Jeki Airstrip to Mfuwe (MFU) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met in the Arrivals Hall and transferred to South Luangwa National Park - the drive is about an hour and you pass through several villages and local communities.
Flatdogs is situated adjacent to the main entrance of the Park and is set on the east bank of the Luangwa River, nestled under shady trees. The camp itself is usually full of game - elephants wander through most evenings, giraffe are never far away, and bushbuck hide in the shady bushes, seemingly unaware of the human activity around them.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Mfuwe, where you will check in for your flight across to Malawi.
Ulendo Airlink Seat in Plane Rate (Economy Class): Fly from Mfuwe (MFU) to Kamuzu Intl (LLW) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Upon arrival at Lilongwe's Kamuzu Airport, you will be met and transferred by road and then boat to Blue Zebra Island Lodge.
Known as the 'Calendar Lake' because of its measurements (365 miles by 52 miles), Lake Malawi is the 3rd largest fresh water lake in Africa and the 8th in the world. Kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and water-skiing are just some of the lake activities available to visitors, or take a dhow cruise between the islands. The lake is teeming with an array of tropical fish, and it is home to hundreds of species found nowhere else on earth.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia and Malawi for 10 nights
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