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Zambia & Madagascar Safari

South Luangwa National Park, Johannesburg, Nosy Be Island

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This example itinerary

from £13,950 $16,100 pp

11 days

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Highlights

  • Experience Madagascar and Zambia safaris in ultimate luxury, from the elephant herds of Zambia to the vibrant tropical fish of Madagascar
  • Explore Luangwa Park on foot with a guide to spot colourful carmine bee-eaters and swooping fish eagles
  • Be joined by a herd of elephants whilst enjoying a sundowner overlooking the Luangwa River
  • Wake up to the sounds of the ocean from the comfort of your beach-front villa
  • Spot Madagascan lemurs and chameleons whilst exploring the mainland’s forests

This example itinerary

from £13,950 $16,100 pp

11 days

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What’s Included

  • 10 nights all inclusive
  • 1 night Bed & Breakfast
  • Walking, boat and Game Safaris 
  • Wild bush picnics
  • Non-motorised water activities 
  • International Economy class flights
  • All domestic flights & transfers

Example Itinerary

Day 1-5

SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia

  • Get up close to a herd of elephants as they enjoy their afternoon dip in the river bend in front of the camp 
  • Explore Luangwa Park on foot with an expert guide to lead you through the local flora and fauna

Get off the beaten track at Zambia’s premier wildlife destination in South Luangwa

Spend five nights at a luxurious lodge in the heart of the South Luangwa, surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. At Chinzombo Camp you can enjoy South Luangwa in luxury, with your own private villa elevated above the Luangwa River. Head out on a walking safari or a game drive to explore Luangwa Park and find its big predators, including leopards, wild dogs and lions, and be treated to a wild bush picnic. Cruise down the Luangwa River to see what animals come down to the river to quench their thirst, or watch elephants cooling off in the river from the camp itself. The camp’s viewing deck – designed by award-winning architects – is a great spot to look out for some of the park’s various birds, including carmine bee-eaters and fish eagles. Spend your evenings relaxing with an in-villa spa treatment and enjoying the clear night sky filled with stars and constellations.

Day 5-6

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

  • Unwind after your safari adventures with a pampering massage treatment at the in-house spa
  • Dine on delicious international dishes at the Quills Restaurant and cocktail bar

Get an evening’s rest in Johannesburg, before catching a morning flight to Madagascar

Break up your travel from Zambia to Madagascar with an overnight stay at the InterContinental Johannesburg. Located within walking distance of the airport, this hotel provides a relaxing and comfortable night stay in between flights. Enjoy a massage or beauty treatment, some relaxation in the steam room or even a quick workout in the gym before a refreshing dip in the pool. The in-house Quills restaurant and cocktail bar mean you can spend the evening enjoying delicious international dishes and drinks whilst recounting on your safari adventures so far.

Day 6-11

NOSY B, Madagascar

  • Spot manta rays in the ocean during your helicopter transfer to the remote northern island of Nosey Be
  • Scuba dive in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, teeming with tropical fish and bigger reef inhabitants 

Experience pure ‘castaway luxury’ immersed in the island’s natural beauty and its untouched beaches

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean from your beach-front villa on the remote island of Nosy Be. Only accessible by helicopter, the luxury Miavana Hotel offers ultimate ‘castaway luxury’ – its shores lined with sandy beaches and turquoise waters. During your stay, try from a range of Madagascan inspired ‘Blue Safaris,’ including scuba diving and snorkelling to explore the colourful reefs teeming with marine life. Fly across the waves whilst kite surfing or catch big game whilst out fly fishing beyond the reef. Whales can also be spotted from the island’s shores, whilst Madagascar’s famous lemurs and chameleons can be seen on a forest trek on the mainland. Enjoy sundowners at the hotel’s beach front bar before watching turtles nesting or hatching at nighttime, guided by the light of the moon.

Will Greenwood

The team at True Travel had a simple brief: to send us on the world’s best family safari. As soon as our boat headed down the Zambezi, it all kicked off; we passed a herd of hippos, a lazy crocodile and a giraffe drinking nonchalantly on the riverbank. A magical experience from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble and if we had any issue that needed resolving, there was always someone on hand to do this. Before and after, they were off the charts – simply an awesome team.

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