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This safari covers two of the premier parks in Zambia – The South Luangwa National Park and Lower Zambezi plus Malawi’s breathtaking Lake Malawi.

Key facts of Land and Water

Anabezi 4 nights Nsefu 4 nights Pumulani 4 nights
National Parks South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Lake Malawi National Park 
Number of nights 12
Available dates May - Mid November
Countries visited Zambia & Malawi

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A land & water experience

This safari covers two of the premier parks in Zambia and ends off on the majestic Lake Malawi.

The Lower Zambezi where Anabezi is situated, is a key national park of Zambia, lies between the rugged and dramatic Zambezi escarpment and the wide and spectacular Zambezi River. There are many channels, lagoons, sandbanks and islands along the river and then open plains, woodland and bush areas behind the riverine strip.

The unspoiled South Luangwa National Park is one of natural jewels in Zambia’s crown, and home to one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet. The park is centred around the Luangwa River. Nsefu is situated in a prime area in the park, the exclusive Nsefu sector.

Pumulani Lodge is the final stop on the Land & Water safari and is located on the Nankumba Peninsula, recognized as one of the most picturesque part of Lake Malawi, within the Lake Malawi National Park which is home to hundreds of fish species, including the colourful cichlids.

Itinerary of Land and Water day by day

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Day 1 - 4
Day 5 - 8
Day 9 - 12
Anabezi Camp

Day 1 - 4: Anabezi Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park is nestled between an impressive mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south. The escarpment acts as a natural barrier for the wildlife, keeping it on the plains and in the rich woodland on the bank of the river. The park is over 4,000 square kms in size and occupies 120 kms of river frontage.

Built on the foundations of the renowned site of Ana Tree Lodge, Anabezi Camp is made up of twelve spacious, secluded tents, raised on timber platforms to give you a magnificent view of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Where the Zambezi River and Mushika Flood Plain meet, is also the meeting spot for hundreds of animal species. Come morning or night, you’ll be greeted with an array of game from the comfort of your tent. Lower Zambezi is great for water based activities and during your stay you can enjoy an array of activities such as canoeing, boating and fishing with game drives and walking as a bonus. You therefore have a full range of activities on offer for these two days; the choice is all yours. Tiger fishing (on a catch and release basis) is a must for keen fishermen.

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Nsefu Camp

Day 5 - 8: Nsefu Camp

The historic Nsefu Camp... situated on the banks of the Luangwa River, in the remote Nsefu sector on the north side of South Luangwa National Park. It was the very first photographic safari camp in Zambia, which dates back to the fifties. The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared and has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area.

A suggested day on safari at Nsefu Camp starts with a hearty breakfast around the campfire, after which your morning activity will begin! Depending on time of year an all-day picnic drive to the salt pans that will cover different habitats comes highly recommended and is an exceptional day’s safari. Nothing is set in stone and your days will be designed and planned with your bearing your interests in mind. You can mix and match activities to maximize your experience in this game rich and remote area of the Luangwa. One should also remember to make use of the permanent viewing hide at Nsefu Camp.

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Pumulani Lodge

Day 9 - 12: Pumulani Lodge

Lake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. We offer special diving courses at the best diving spots near one of the islands. For those who are interested in the real Malawian village life we offer guided walks through one of the local villages. On this part of the safari, rest and relaxation reign supreme, allowing you to do as little or as much as you like.

Pumulani Lodge is exclusively situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, surrounded by the Lake Malawi National Park. Over the next few days, you can choose to do as little or as much as you like in terms of activities. Our remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. Those who prefer to take a dive in the swimming pool, there is an infinity pool near the central dining area with grand views over the lake, as well as another infinity pool on beach level. For those seeking activity we offer many watersports activities like snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are excluded). At the end of the day climb aboard our dhow and let our experienced local crewmen take you sailing into the sunset.

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The Land & Water safari is the perfect combination of Zambia and Malawi, what a great introduction to Southern Africa. The staff, food, guiding and organisations were all superb. There was so much to see and do, both on safari and then finally on Lake Malawi. I would certainly do another trip.
Justin T about Land and Water
The animals we saw and the experiences in Zambia were wonderful, as were the final days soaking up the sun on Lake Malawi. We all came away with wonderful memories, having spent time in both a bush and beach setting.
Cathy H about Land and Water

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