Crafted Africa Wellbeing Safari
12 Days | Zambia + Malawi
Zambia and Malawi are still two of Africa’s undiscovered gems. From Zambia’s undeveloped wildlife areas of the Lower Zambezi National Park to the breathtaking untouched wilderness in South Luangwa National Park, ending in Likoma Island on Lake Malawi, both countries boast extraordinary landscapes teeming with wildlife and lots of adventure. Truly an explorer and photographer’s heaven.
We are offering an exquisitely curated adventure that combines wellbeing and mindful photography into a truly unique experience. We confidently say this one will profoundly shift your perspective on life. Something inside you will be ignited, awakened, charged up. Africa does that to people. This adventure is perfect for families and small groups.
Like a true explorer, you will experience these wild environments from different perspectives to give you a holistic understanding of the wildlife and their home. Our adventure includes mindful bush walks, tranquil canoe paddles, and awe-inspiring game drives. The day ends with a ‘mindful meditation and movement’ sundowner. Afterward, you can always top off the moment with the old explorer’s drink of choice, gin and tonic!
Our local guides know all the best places for your camera, while your trip leader, Maria Baltazzi, guides you to look through a mindful lens. One that is meant to meaningfully open your awareness to the extraordinary world around you.
This experience is for all levels of photographers and is non-technical. We can add or delete experiences, including whether you prefer not to do photography.
The price varies depending on the time of year, the number of guests, and special requests.
A WILD WONDERLAND, ZAMBIA
An exceptional wildlife region. This undeveloped rugged wilderness is made up of vast floodplains dotted by indigenous woodland areas. It is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park, renowned for its abundant game and wildlife diversity. Think hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles, elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, and 370 species of birds.
One of the most idyllic ways to experience the sights and sounds of the Lower Zambezi Valley is on a canoe safari. Canoes seat two guests and a guide in comfort, with ample room for cameras and binoculars.
Canoeing offers you an entirely different perspective. You can glide gently along the Zambezi River and its beautiful channels or go down the Chongwe River. Either allows you to fully take in the magic of this incredible land, creatures, and plants that call it home.
Canoeing experience is not necessary.
Daytime game drives are exhilarating. Nighttime rides are extraordinary. As dusk falls, we set off to explore creatures that growl and go bump in the night. When genets, civets, elephant shrew, porcupine, honey-badgers, and the big predators are most active. For birders, you could be richly rewarded with nightjars, owls great and small, dikkop, bat hawk, and coursers.
MEET THE LOCALS
At the Chiawa Cultural Village, you will learn about the lives of the Goba of the Zambezi Valley, their traditions, trades, tools, edifices, and arts. Amid the modern world, they have preserved their way of fishing, farming, and surviving.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
During your stay at Chinzombo in South Luangwa, we have arranged something very special for you, sleeping out under the stars!
The Africa night sky is simply magnificent. Worth coming all this way just to experience its vastness and splendor. The Milky Way seems one hundred times brighter here, where there is no light pollution. We are watched over by the Southern Cross, Orion, and Scorpio amongst an infinite number of other constellations.
“KAYA MAWA,” “MAYBE TOMORROW,” MALAWI
Visit the island’s cathedral, which is the same size at St Paul’s in London. Go to the fishing villages and unique Katundu projects where the women make incredible chandeliers from whatever washes up on the shore. It is up to you. You decide, and we will do the rest.