Opastetut kiertomatkat, englanninkielinen opas / Malawi

Sambia ja Malawi
Zambia & Malawi Livingstone Trail

Sambia | Malawi  
Victorian putoukset | Kafue River | Lower Zambezi | Lusaka | Etelä-Luangwan kansallispuisto | Kuti | Mulanje | Liwonde | Lake Malawi

Päiväohjelma

Päivät 1 - 2 | Helsinki - Livingstone 

Päivä 2 | Livingstone
Lodge | Ei aterioita

The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 at the lodge. This afternoon, after the tour briefing, we will explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into Zambezi Gorge. 
Includes: Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight: Maramba River Lodge – twin share en-suite safari tents. Swimming pool, restaurant & bar. WIFI not available. Optional Activities: Sunset cruise, scenic flight & many more. 

Päivä 3 | Kafue River
Lodge | A, L

A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia and down into the Zambezi Valley lowlands and our lodge on the banks of the Kafue River. Being a major tributary to the Zambezi River it is the largest and longest river lying entirely within Zambia. We overnight on its banks and enjoy the sunset from the elevated deck. 
Overnight: Gwabi River Lodge – Twin en-suite rooms. Swimming pool & bar. WIFI not available
Distance/time: 505 kms, ± 8 hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch 

Päivät 4 - 5 | Lower Zambezi canoeing
1 x Camping, 1 x Lodge | Ax2, Lx2, Ix1

We paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god - Nyami Nyami. Canoeing past local riverside villages and magnificent scenery. We overnight at a wild campsite on Elephant Bones Island in the heart of untamed Africa. The following morning we continue our canoe safari through an area teaming with elephants, hippos and other wildlife. We will be collected by a motorboat, and transferred back up river to our lodge.
Includes: Full day canoe safari on Lower Zambezi with local river guides
Overnight: Day 4: Wild Camping – we camp wild on an island for 1 night while canoeing on the Zambezi River. Wild camps have no facilities; we will need to take our own water and all equipment. Wild camping can be very enjoyable but please remember that we leave no trace of our stay and take all rubbish away with us. Toilets will be of the “dig and bury” variety. Sunway supplies all the camping equipment, except for your sleeping bag and pillow, which you need to bring. The dome tents we use are 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 metres and putting them up or down takes only 5 minutes. Tents have built-in insect nets. We supply mattresses, which are about 5 cm thick, warm and comfortable. The camp chairs have a backrest. You will need to bring your own towel. WIFI not available
Day 5: Gwabi River Lodge – Twin en-suite rooms. Swimming pool & bar. WIFI not available. 

Päivä 6 | Lusaka - Great East Road
Camping | A, L, I

We head north to Lusaka the capital of Zambia where we stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets. Taking the Great East Road we drive this afternoon, passing small villages and street side markets, until sunset reaching the Luangwa River. 
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, bar Distance/time: 380kms, ± 6½ hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch. 

Päivät 7 - 9 | South Luangwa National Park
Tented camp | A, L, I

Make our way down into “the valley” of the South Luangwa National Park. This remote region is one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries where elephants, hippo, lion and leopard abound. Our lodge, on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooks the national park and you can frequently see hippos and elephants from the camp swimming pool!  We explore the game management area and the national park on a game walk and open 4WD game drives, one at night with spotlights, to see nocturnal animals. (In the green season, Dec – Apr, walks may not be possible in which case we’ll do extra game drives).  There is time on the last afternoon either to relax in camp or take another game walk, game drive or village visit activity (own expense). 
Includes: South Luangwa National Park, 1x game walks, 2 game drives & 1 day national park fee.
Overnight: Wildlife Camp chalets swimming pool, restaurant & bar Distance/time: 480kms, ± 8 hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch
Optional Activities: Game walks & game drives 

Päivä 10 | Kuti
Camping | A, L, I

We cross the border at Chipata into Malawi and make our way to the Capital Lilongwe where we restock on supplies, before heading to Kuti Wildlife Reserve. This reserve is home to wide selection of big mammal species including giraffe, wildebeest & zebra. The sable herds are the pride and joy of Kuti, flourishing in this environment and reaching over 100 animals. 
Includes: Entrance fee to Kuti
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar. WIFI not available.
Distance/time: 390kms, ± 6½ hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch.

Päivät 11 - 12 | Mulanje Massif
Lodge | A, L

We tour one of Malawi’s famous tea plantations in the Thyolo region before making our way to our lodge in Mulanje. Mount Mulanje’s bare rock flanks tower to almost 3002m, dwarfing all that surrounds it, and influencing cloud patterns in the area, making it an important source of rain water at the head of almost every river in this part of southern Malawi. Formed about 130 million years ago, the first European to see the Massif was David Livingstone in 1859, but archaeological investigation reveals evidence of human activity since the Stone Ages. We take a day walk on the slopes to see the streams, waterfalls and towering peaks. Includes: Guided walk on the slopes of Mount Mulanje 
Overnight: Kara o’Mula – twin share en-suite rooms
Distance/time: 350kms ±5½ hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch. 

Päivät 13 - 14 | Liwonde
Camping | A, L, I

Ancient baobab trees and lofty palms provide the backdrop for this magnificent southern Malawi reserve. Covering 548 km² of the upper Shire River plains and valley slopes, Liwonde harbours Malawi’s largest remaining elephant population and the critically endangered Black Rhino. The River Shire flows along its western border, allowing us to enjoy a boat safari, and we’ll game drive in our tour vehicle through the grassland and woodland habitats in search of leopards, elephants, hippos, antelopes and rare Lilian’s lovebirds. 
Includes: Boat cruise and game drives in tour vehicle
Overnight: Mvuu Campsite  – shared facilities, bar, restaurant
Note: it may be possible, on arrival to upgrade into the lodge. This is subject to availability and Sunway will contribute the equivalent of camping fee. We do not book lodge rooms because it would add excessively to the overall price of the tour.
Distance/time: 190kms ±3 hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch, and game drive to camp. 

Päivät 15 - 16 | Lake Malawi
Lodge | A, L, I

Lake Malawi is the jewel of Malawi and one the Great Rift Valley lakes. We head to the Lake Malawi National Park where we take a boat to the secluded tropical Mumbo Island, near Cape Maclear. The rustic lodge is an idyllic paradise with kayaks and snorkelling gear available to explore the island and snorkel with the jewelled fish, the endemic Cichlids. The friendly people of Malawi make it the “warm heart of Africa”. 
Includes: National Park fees and taxes, boat transfers, kayaking and snorkelling gear
Overnight: Mumbo Island – twin share rooms (some reed, some canvas all with thatch roof) with en suite bathrooms, & hot showers. The lodge has 7 rooms, so depending on group size and make up, this may affect single supplement options.
Distance/time: 160kms, ± 3 hours (subject to road conditions), excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing. 

Päivä 17 | Lilongwe - Helsinki
A

Leaving the shores of Lake Malawi we return to Lilongwe, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to re-join life. Tour ends at 11:00am. 

Päivä 18 | Saapuminen Helsinkiin. 

Ateriakoodit: A = Aamiainen L = Lounas I = Illallinen 

Ilmoitetut ajat sekä etäisyydet ovat arvioita ja voivat muuttua olosuhteista sekä eläinbongauksista riippuen. Kaikki oikeudet matkaohjelman muutoksiin pidätetään.

Overnight
10 nights on safari we stay at chalets, tented lodges and guest houses, with en suite facilities. 5 nights camping (Sunway will provide tents, mats and chairs, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag). Of which 1 night we “camp wild” without fences in the wilderness on an island in the Zambezi. On this night the crew will provide a bucket shower (with hot water off the fire) and a pit latrine (with seat!).

Meals 
15 breakfasts, 14 lunches & 7 dinners are included. Of which; 5 breakfasts are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are prepared by the Sunway crew at the vehicle & enjoyed around the campfire. 

Transport
Due to the sometimes demanding road conditions you travel in a Sunway Safari truck with 12 seats. Potholes, speed bumps(!) & rain damaged gravel roads are characteristic of the areas we travel through and can make driving slow and bouncy. However, we pass through road side villages and thus have opportunity to witness the local lifestyle. For the game drives in South Luangwa we use open sided 4WD vehicles with local guides.

Limited participation
An essential part of your safari is some participation. From carrying your own bag to cleaning your window and packing the truck in the morning – it’s all part of your adventure. For the longer days if everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Where the tour leaders provide meals we ask that clients help (on rotation) with washing up.