Grab your passport and your camera, adventure awaits!

Matt Armstrong is a talented safari and photographic guide. Having worked across the continent we first met Matt at the Shenton properties, where year after year he is asked back to help on-site and regularly brings his clients. Matt quickly realised his talent when he was guiding and his enthusiasm to share these special sightings with people, quickly elevated to show them how to capture this on film.

His love of nature came at an early age and despite a very successful football career it was the wildlife that created the fire in his life and he quickly moved to Africa to work as a guide and lodge manager. Not content with exploring some of Africa’s most remote corners he also takes a trip across the globe from polar bears to mating Scottish grouse he has photographed, rather beautifully, it all! His passion is infectious and his work with conservation also drew us to set up this trip with Matt at the helm through the eco-friendly Green Safari properties.

Take a trip around some of Zambia and Malawi’s most picturesque places with Matt’s guidance. From beginner to expert Matt can not only find you some of the best spots to see wildlife but also show you how to use your camera. From complicated techniques to expert tracking, post-capture editing to all-round good fun! This is a trip not to be missed for those looking to get the perfect capture of a beautiful memory.

Tour details

Destinations:  Kafue N.P, South Luangwa N.P & Likoma Island.
Dates: 05/11/2021 – 19/11/2021 
Prices:

  • 2 pax sharing USD$14,790 per person sharing
  • 4 pax sharing USD$11,294 per person sharing 
  • 6 pax sharing USD$10,130 per person sharing 
  • 8 pax sharing USD$9,545 per person sharing

Interested? Contact us, our team is ready to assist you.

What’s included

– Guided airport transfers
– Internal Flights
– Accommodation
– All meals
– Park fees at Kafue National Park and South Luangwa National Park
– Local drinks at Ila , Shawa Luangwa and  Chisa Busanga Camps
– All activities as stated: 

Ila Safari Lodge: Morning and evening game drives (both fossil-fueled and on our electric game viewers), walking safaris, Fishing and Boating, Visit the Chunga community & school/Agricultural Community Farming Project.
Chisa Busanga Camp: Morning and evening game drives, walking safaris and electrically assisted cycling safaris
Shawa Luangwa Camp: Morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, bush breakfast and lunches
Kaya Mawa: Equipment for snorkeling, paddling, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, walking and biking on the island

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3:

Kafue National Park, Ila Safari Lodge

Welcome to Zambia! On arrival you will meet up with the rest of the group and your tour leader Matt Armstrong and be transferred by road to Kafue National Park. Here you will stay at Ila Safari Lodge. for three nights of your tour where you will start your practical and class room teachings from Matt. 

Ila’s location on the banks of the Kafue River in Kafue National Park is wonderfully convenient. Situated just a one hour flight from Lusaka’s airport or a three hour drive from Zambia’s capital city, Ila Safari Lodge is the perfect base to roam deeper into the Kafue National Park. 

Day 4 - 6

Chisa Busanga Camp

This morning you will have a game drive transfer  head to Busanga Flood Plains, situated in the northern part of the Kafue National Park in Zambia, one of the most unique wilderness areas Africa has to offer. You will spend the next three nights at Chisa Busanga, one of the truly amazing Birds-Nests which completely blend in with nature. 

Chisa Busanga Camp is a new intimate bush camp located on a beautiful island in the heart of the Busanga Plains, in the north of the Kafue National Park. The name of the camp comes from its unique architecture, and consists of 4 amazing tree houses built in the shape of birds-nests, that look out over the massive floodplains and dambos, teeming with wildlife and birds.

Day 7 - 10:

Shawa Luangwa Camp, South Luangwa

Shawa Luangwa Camp is based in South Luangwa, ideally located at the crossing of the magnificent South Luangwa National Park and the amazing Nsefu sector. It can be reached from Mfuwe Airport after a 60-minute drive. Set along the banks of the Luangwa River, this intimate camp offers an authentic bush experience, underpinned by responsible tourism practices.

With the legendary Jacob Shawa as their guide, guests will be assured of the most amazing sightings during game drives, walking safaris and bush breakfasts. Shawa Luangwa Camp accommodates 10 guests with 5 uniquely-styled luxury safari tents, 2 of which can convert into a family tent. The centre boma is double- storey, lifting guests up to have a clear view over the river.

Day 11 - 14:

Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island

With it’s almost supernatural vibe, there is nowhere else on earth quite like Kaya Mawa. Hidden away on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, at Kaya you will be transported into a world of simple pleasures. Embraced by the warmth and hospitality of the enchanting Malawian staff you will enjoy timeless luxury and only the best of modern conveniences. “Kaya Mawa” translates as “Maybe Tomorrow”… the Likoma Island version of mañana… without the urgency.

Each of Kaya’s eleven rooms, and private villa, is unique and offers something very special. Serene and secret decks for sunbathing or romantic dinners; secluded lakeside chalets with private lounges. You may find yourself showering under the stars, taking a midnight dip in your private pool or simply walking hand-in-hand after moonlit supper on the beach.

Day 15

End of itinerary

End of your tour! After breakfast you will be transferred to Likoma Airport for your flight to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward journey.

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