Zambia and Mozambique: Walking, whales & wildlife in South Luangwa National Park Azura Quilalea Private Island
Guests are invited to abandon their wheels completely and set out on foot in the wild South Luangwa for an incredible few days of walking amongst the wild things. Learn to identify the tracks of the native animals, interpret their movements and read their body language without the armour of a game vehicle. After a day on foot, guests can revitalise in a series of intimate bush camps along the way.
The trip ends with some series rest and recuperation at Azura Quilalea Private Island in Mozambique where a handful of villas line the coast and guests have a view of the spectacular Indian Ocean all around – April to September offers a good chance of spotting whales, too.
Start at the iconic Giraffe Manor before heading to Sala’s Camp, Kenya to enjoy the quintessential Kenyan experience. Located in the heart of the Masai Mara on the banks of the Sand River, Sala’s Camp has spectacular 360-degree views towards the Northern Corridor and the Serengeti into Tanzania. It is a front-row seat to the first sightings of the great wildebeest migration into Kenya.
Then to Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. Marvel at the grandeur of the falls before being transferred to Machaba Safaris in the Chobe National Park. Overnight at Ngoma, a small boutique lodge set on the edge of a plateau, overlooking the Chobe River and floodplain towards Namibia. As one of only a few lodges in the north-eastern corner of the Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngoma Safari Lodge is close to the western end of the Chobe Riverfront, a quieter area with magnificent views, amplified by the layout of the Lodge over several levels across the hillside.
Spend four nights at Wolwedans in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The vast 220,000-hectare private NamibRand Nature Reserve, an International Dark Sky Reserve, offers a landscape of red dune belts, gravel plains, mountains and “inselbergs”. The powerful silence of this wild desolation beckons – it is simply out of this world.
Then from Windhoek to Cape Town – transfer to La Cle to end this journey in the iconic Cape Winelands. Nestled in picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, La Cle offers room and suite accommodation and also full-serviced villa accommodation.
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