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

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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. Tena Tena 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.

Tena Tena Camp

Day 5 - 8: Tena Tena Camp

Tena Tena Camp is next on the Land & Water Safari. This remote and intimate camp lies within the National Park, in the exclusive Nsefu Sector and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. A grove of mahogany trees shade the large custom-made tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo and antelope on the riverbank. Tena Tena is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years. Depending on the time of year, you will be able to access the hippo hide within the area giving you an opportunity to view game such as hippos, crocodiles and water birds within a closer proximity.

It is through the South Luangwa National Park that the great meandering Luangwa River runs, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds.

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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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