Oct 4th, 2017
Chiawa Camp, Zambia – MalaMala, South Africa and Alphonse Island Resort, Seychelles
For anglers and travelers looking to experience the best of Africa, October and early November offer an unbeatable window. The tail end of prime game viewing in South Africa and Zambia corresponds perfectly with the opening of the flats fishing season in the Seychelles. In the custom itinerary below we have combined three luxury lodges: Chiswa Camp in Zambia, MalaMala in South Africa and Alphonse Island resort in the Seychelles to create an unforgettable game viewing and flats fishing adventure.
The two areas you will spend time in during your safari are vastly different and offer a variety of landscapes and wildlife. Beginning in Zambia’s rugged Zambezi Valley, you will have access to some incredible game viewing in the riverine woodlands and valley system, as well as on the Zambezi River itself. October is the peak of the dry season. This means most of the game is drawn out of the surrounding escarpment, due to lack of water and is focused along the river itself. It is also peak tiger fishing season and you can expect some incredibly exciting fly rod action during your stay.
Next, guests will head south into one of the finest big game viewing areas in Africa, MalaMala. During your time at MalaMala you can expect encounters with all of Africa’s Big Five (lion, elephant, cape buffalo, leopard and rhino) along with a host of other wildlife. Being located in a private game reserve means you will enjoy high quality game viewing with very few people around. MalaMala Game Reserve has been protected for many years, which has resulted in the animals being very approachable, offering you the chance to see some phenomenal interactions and capture them on camera.
After your time on Safari, you will fly to the Seychelles to experience one of the world’s greatest saltwater flats destinations, Alphonse Island Resort. In addition to offering world-class flats fishing, Alphonse Island Resort offers guests exceptional diving and snorkeling as well as other island experiences coupled with the highest level of amenities and service.
For more information or to inquire about setting up this spectacular trip please contact Brian. 800.552.2729
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
On the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. First explored by David Livingston and later developed by the Cumings family, the region has become one of Africa’s most desirable, sought after safari destinations. A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine cuisine on the al fresco dining veranda and cocktails around an open campfire before retiring to luxurious tents. Also available for guests enjoyment and relaxation are two perfectly positioned game viewing hides and a plunge pool with timber sun deck overlooking the Zambezi.
MalaMala, South Africa
MalaMala Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest private reserves and shares an un-fenced border with the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Wildlife is free to move throughout this protected area, which ensures an almost constant flow of animals drawn to the Sand River and makes MalaMala’s consistent reputation for delivering world-class game viewing hard to beat. Imbued with the spirit of MalaMala, the Sable Camp is a more intimate version of the Main Camp and the choice for those seeking a more private and intimate safari. Situated at the southern end of the MalaMala Camp in a prime elevated position overlooking the Sand River and surrounding bushveld, Sable Camp accommodates a maximum of 14 guests. It may also be reserved exclusively for parties of 10 to 18 guests. A large wooden safari deck provides the ideal vantage point from which to observe the steady flow of animal life at the Sand River’s edge.
Alphonse Island Resort, Seychelles
No doubt you have heard the stories from wide-eyed anglers returning from the heart of the Indian Ocean. For those who have not yet been, the tales, while true, are hard to swallow: steady streams of large, aggressive bonefish flooding pristine flats, huge trevally and barracuda, mysterious schools of super-charged milkfish and blue water rich with sailfish and wahoo. Often referred to in recent times as the best bonefishing in the world, the only downside to the Seychelles is that once you have fly fished here you will be forever spoiled. To complement the saltwater fly fishing is the unpretentious luxury of Alphonse Island Resort. Truly a world-class resort, Alphonse offers guests refined international cuisine, tasteful waterfront chalets complete with private verandas, open air showers, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms
Additional experiences at Alphonse Island Resort are equally rich. Guests can choose from a list of incredible activities and amenities including: world class diving and snorkeling, sailing lasers, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, wind-surfing, tennis, a grand pool, and a glorious beach that entertains the majority of the island’s visitors.
Meet and greet on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg South Africa. Scheduled flight to Lusaka Airport, Zambia. Shared charter flight to Royal Airstrip. Road and boat transfer to Chiawa Camp.
Day 2 -5:
Road and boat transfer to Royal Airstrip. Shared charter flight to Lusaka Airport. Scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Make your way to City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Hotel.
Day 7 :
Shared charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to MalaMala Airstrip. Road transfer to Sable Camp.
Road transfer to MalaMala Airstrip. Shared charter flight to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Make your way to City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Hotel.
Depart Johannesburg. Arrive Mahé, Seychelles.
Charter flight from Mahé,to Alphonse.
Day 15 – 20:
Alphonse Island Resort. Six full days of fishing or other island experiences.
Charter flight from Alphonse to Mahé,. Depart for home.
Rate: $22,670.00 per person
Included: All accommodations, meals at three lodges, guided safaris and fishing, round-trip airfare Johannesburg / Chiawa, round-trip airfare Johannesburg / MalaMala.
Not Included: all international airfare, meals a in Johannesburg and Mahé, alcoholic beverages staff and guide gratuities.