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Itinerary template 2011 final

  1. 1. Tailor Made Itinerary !Designed for Mr. Philip Rothman-Sachs ! Date of Travel 2011!
  2. 2. Your Personal Itinerary was designed by Dom" Tuesday 22nd February 2011! The Responsible Safari Company! Dominic Webb! Est. 2008 Malawi! Managing Director ! +265 (0)1602 407! The Responsible Safari Company!! +265 (0) 999 306 631! ! !Established in 2008 by Dominic and Kate Webb The Responsible Dom fell in love with the African culture, people and landscapeSafari Company is a personalised safari operator offering high-end of the continent on a 3 month trip in 1999. Trained in Businesstailor-made experiences across Malawi & Zambia. In combination Studies, Hotel Management and Safari Consultancy in London,with the traditional safari, guests have the opportunity to visit rural Dom was drawn back to Africa in 2005 and spent a number ofvillages and local development initiatives, to experience Africa from years managing 5* eco-lodges across East Africa. In 2008 Doma rare local perspective. The Responsible Safari Company is moved to Malawi to establish The Responsible Safari Company,committed to the principles of sustainable travel ensuring the specializing in offering extraordinary culture travel experiencesbenefits of tourism reach local communities by supporting to clients from across the world. !ecotourism ventures throughout the region.! ‘With such a diverse experience of Africa, I am hugely fortunate to love what I do and hope to pass this passion on to each one of our clients.’!
  3. 3. • Set Calender Reminders for supplier payments, travel packs sent etc. Malawi Magic/ Beach and Bush/ Cultural Safari! Notes from your Travel Consultant: ! I have tried to combine all your interests into this itinerary. Your wish to enjoy a few days safari combined with some adventure activities and finally leaving a final weekend to spend on the shores of Lake Malawi. I feel this itinerary will provide you with a fantastic two week holiday and really give you a true insight into this wonderful region. I have used a three red star rating to advise you on the comfort level of each lodge and a three green star eco rating for their commitment to responsible tourism. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and working with you to create the perfect itinerary. ! With best wishes from Malawi. Dom! Day to Day Summary:! Tour Highlights:! Day 1 - 3:! • Witnessing the mighty Shire River! Day 4 - 6:! • Watching the elephants in Liwonde National Park! Day 7 - 9: ! • Kayaking to Domwe Island! Day 10 - 12: ! • Snorkelling in Lake Malawi/ Mumbo Island/ Kaya Mawa! Day 13 - 15: ! • Driving over the Dedza Pass! Day 16 - 18: ! • Diving with the cyclids! Day 18 - 20: ! • Game drives in South Luangwa! Day 21: ! • Feeding the fish eagles! • Reaching Mulanje Plateau! • The views from Zomba Plateau! • The montane scenery of Nyika Plateau! • Sunset over Lake Malawi/ Shire River/ Luangwa Valley! • Traditional dancing! • Boatyard visit! ***RSC Green Star: Three star eco-tourism grading. *** RSC Red Star: Three star comfort grading.!
  4. 4. Itinerary Information!Estimate Standard Trip: $2,500 pp!Estimate Deluxe Cost: $3,500 pp!Upgrade Cost 5*: ! $5,500 pp !Includes!10 x Nights accommodation !11 x Days Private 4x4 Vehicle!Private Guide, Mileage, Tax, Insurance & Fuel !All Meals, where indicated!All Activities, where indicated!All Park Fees, Malawi !1% Tourism Levy!*1.5% Payment for Eco-System Services!Excludes!Return International Flights!Travel Insurance!All Bar Drinks!Zambia Border Crossing Visa Fees!Please Note: Due to currency fluctuation this quote issubject to change until full payment is settled.!*The Responsible Safari Company is committed to ensuring the benefits of tourism reach local communities and therefore has set up a Payment for Eco-System Services Scheme which contributes 1.5% of all booking to a community environmental project in Northern Malawi.!
  5. 5. Lilongwe! Central Malawi!Day 1: Lilongwe!Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe was founded in 1906 along the banks of the Lilongwe River. Lying along a plateau westof The Great Rift Valley at an altitude of 1,067 metres, Lilongwe is a great base to start a Malawian Holiday or foraccess into South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The city is split into the old town and new town with a numberof good restaurants, bars and activities for visitors stopping for a few days. Lilongwe has a bustling curio market, idealfor buying gifts and a number of famous landmarks including the tomb of the first Malawian President and a memorialtower in remembrance of soldiers who fought in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. !A good option for an afternoon activity is a visit to Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary or the Tobacco Auctions which can bevisited between the months of March and June. !Accommodation: Kumbali Lodge ( BB). Mabuya Camp (RO). Kiboko Town Hotel (BB)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Optional Activities: City Tour/ Nature Sanctuary!Kumbali Country Lodge *****!Located on the outskirts of Lilongwe Kumbali is ideal Kiboko Town Hotel ***!for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ideally situated in the centre of Lilongwe, Kiboko is aBeautifully designed the main lodge has a feeling of popular hotel with the more affluent backpacker and agrandeur with high ceilings, antique furniture and great mid range city lodge. With all the amenities of thestunning views across the private gardens. Rooms are all city on the doorstep and one of the city’s most famousensuite, spacious and beautifully furnished. Kumbali restaurants under the hotel’s terrace Kiboko is an idealCountry Lodge is 30 minute drive from Kamuzu base from which to explore Lilongwe. Rooms are basicInternational Airport and 10 minutes from the city but clean and comfortable and there is a great roof topcentre. ! terrace and bar.!Mabuya Camp **! Heuglin’s Lodge *****!This lively backpackers lodge is always buzzing with Heuglin’s Lodge is a quiet city hideaway with easytravelers and a popular stop for overland buses on their access both to the city centre and Kamuzu Internationalway through Malawi. Offering basic accommodation, Airport. Beautifully decorated and designed to retainMabuya has a lively bar and a good simple menu and is that intimate lodge feel, guests will find excellentmanaged by a team of great staff. Located close to service, hospitality and delicious food. Rooms are allLilongwe City Centre, Mabuya is a great base to explore en-suite and tastefully decorated. The lodge also has athe city from or simply relax around the camp’s lovely swimming pool for guests to relax around duringswimming pool.! the mid day heat.!
  6. 6. Blantyre! Southern Malawi!Day 2: Blantyre!Surrounded by stunning mountains, Blantyre’s cool climate first attracted Livingstone’s missionaries to set up homehere and before Nairobi and Johannesburg were small villages, Blantyre was a thriving town! Today Malawi’scommercial capital is a bustling place with a busy market and central business district, yet retaining it’s charm andcharacter and it’s layout makes it easy to navigate on foot. Not to be missed is the historic building at Mandala House,now a thriving coffee shop, ideal for a lunch stop over! !If you want to see a different side to the city you can take a guided tour of Ndirande Township, arranged through TheResponsible Safari Company. !Accommodation: Protea Ryalls (BB). Sunbird Mount Soche (BB). Fishermans Rest (BB). Leslie Lodge (RO)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Included Activities: Ndirande Tour/ Nancholi Visit/ PAMET tour!Protea Ryalls ****! Sunbird Mount Soche ***!Ideally situated in the centre of Blantyre. Ryalls is one of Located in the heart of Blantyre, Sunbird Mount SocheBlantyre’s oldest hotels and has retained a grand colonial offers all the facilities of a large city hotel includinghotel feel. Fantastic food is offered in the hotel restaurant conference rooms, restaurant and outside swimmingand adjacent 21 Grill. With a swimming pool, gym and pool. The hotel has beautiful views across thewireless internet services Ryalls attracts businessmen as surrounding hills and well tended gardens that offerwell as people wishing to explore the city with a bit of guests an area to relax away from the hustle and bustlepampered luxury. ! of the city. Rooms are all ensuite and have been recently redecorated.!Fishermans Rest *****!With staggering views down the Chikwawa Escarpment House 5 ***!Fishermans Rest is situated 15 mins from Blantyre witheasy access to the Lower Shire. Set in acres of stunning House 5, situated in one of Blantyre’s suburbs, 2 minsnature wilderness the rooms are dotted around the hillside from the city centre is ideal for guests looking for thateach providing incredible views down into the valley quieter experience. With beautifully designed rooms andbelow. Guests are welcome to take a walk through the excellent hospitality the lodge has a home away fromnature reserve or organise a guided village tour.! home feel to it, and a far cry from the larger hotels. !
  7. 7. Salima! Southern Lakeshore!Day 3: Salima!Tucked in to the lakeshore Salima is a popular stop for weekend visitors from Lilongwe. With excellent road access,good accommodation and beautiful sandy beaches, Salima is an ideal place to appreciate the wonders of LakeMalawi. With wide sandy beaches dotted with small fishing communities visitors can stroll along the sandy shorewatching the fishermen mending their nets or women washing their clothes in the calm surf. Most lodges haveswimming pools and sun loungers on the beach making it perfect for catching up on a holiday tan and getting into agood book! !A stop at the nearby historic Mua Mission is a great way to learn more about Malawian culture.!Accommodation: Sunbird Livingstonia (DBB). Safari Beach Lodge (BB/DBB)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Optional Activities: Kayaking/Swimming/ Snorkelling/ Boat Trip/Sunset Cruise/ Mua Mission!Sunbird Livingstonia ***!Nestled into the shores of Lake Malawi Sunbird Livingstonia has all the facilities of a beach hotel. Guests can utilisethe hotel’s water-sports activities, go on boat trips or simply lie by the pool. The beautiful sandy beach is the perfectsetting to while away the hours. Rooms have lake views and are tastefully designed with ensuite bathrooms.!Safari Beach Lodge ***!Tucked into the shores of the southern lake shore Safari Beach Lodge is a small idyllically located hotel. Withstunning views over Lake Malawi and a small beach to kayak and swim from it is the ideal to enjoy the lake. Thelodge also has a swimming pool and sun terrace as well as a restaurant and bar.!
  8. 8. Mua Mission! Kungoni Centre!Day 4: Mua Mission!Mua Mission was established by a group of white Catholic Fathers during the early 1990’s. As part of Mua Parish,Father Claude Boucher Chisale established the Kungoni Arts and Crafts Centre in 1976. The centre is renowned forits unique style of carvings, which reflect the potential ability for local people and missionaries to work together toensure the conservation of traditional and religious beliefs through artistic practices. Through the work of anaccomplished artist, Father Claude, the mission now has a group of talented local artists coming from different tribalbackgrounds who have each brought with them their own cultural traditions to the centre. The award winningmuseum houses in depth history of the three main ethnic groups found in Malawi. The Museum chronicles, thehistory of the White Fathers mission work in Malawi dating back to 1902. Included in the collection are many yearsof field work in the gathering of cultural material and include the beautifully made masks and coloured costumes ofthe Chewa tribal group.!Accommodation: Kungoni (RO)!Room Type: Twin!Kungoni **!Accommodation is provided in traditionally shaped rondavel style rooms. Although basic they have ensuitebathrooms and are equipped with mosquito nets. Dotted around the mission the rooms are a great base to spend a dayor two exploring the historic mission and visiting the museum and carvers workshop. Food is available at the centresrestaurant which is beautifully located next to the river.!
  9. 9. Zomba! Southern Malawi!Day 4: Zomba Plateau!The stunning Zomba Plateau offers beautiful views across Southern Malawi and is the ideal base to explore thishistoric area. Easy hiking routes, mountain biking paths and horse riding trails make the plateau easily accessibleand a great place to explore for a few adventure filled days. Alternatively head down into the historic town ofZomba, once the thriving capital of Malawi, visit the market and walk amongst the faded colonial buildings. !Delve deeper on a full or half day tour of the nearby United Nations Millennium Villages, organised through TheResponsible Safari Company.!Accommodation: Zomba Forest Lodge (DBB). Ku Chawe Inn (DBB)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Optional Activities: Horseriding/ Mountain Biking/ Guided Hike/ Walking/ Bird Watching/ UNMVP Visit!Zomba Forest Lodge ***!Tucked into the side of Zomba Plateau, hidden amongst the pine trees is Zomba Forest Lodge. Brimming withcharm and character the log fire roars all year round and the the sound of birdsong fill the wild garden. Days couldbe spent in and around the lodge or venture further up onto the plateau walking, horse riding or mountain biking.Evenings are spent back at the lodge eating delicious food, renowned as some the best in Malawi! Rooms are basicand cosy and no mosquito nets needs sue to the altitude of Zomba Plateau. Zomba Forest Lodge has no electricity.!Sunbird Ku Chawe Inn ****!Offering magnificent views down towards Lake Malawi Ku Chawe Inn is ideally located to appreciate the wondersof Zomba Pleateau. Hiking routes can begin straight from the hotel and mountain bikes can be hired throughreception. Although the hotel is big it has been cleverly designed to complement it’s surrounding environment andoffers guests excellent facilities. The hotel has wireless internet and conference facilities but most guests can befound sitting in the terrace bar or gardens mesmerised by the magnificent views!!
  10. 10. Mount Mulanje! Southern Malawi!Day 5: Mulanje Mountain!Malawi’s Island In The Sky. Mulanje Mountain’s 20 peaks offer stunning views over the tea fields and wonderfulhiking opportunities. The beautiful scenery is complimented by fresh water mountain streams and cosy resting hutsfor nights spent on the plateau. There are options of easier trails for the less experienced climber and morechallenging routes for visitors seeking the ultimate challenge of climbing to the top of Sapitwa Peak at a height ofover 3000 metres. The plateau has natural rock pools for swimming, morning peak climbs and mountain huts to stayovernight. !To complete your Mulanje experience visitors can arrange a visit to the small orphan care centre at the base of themountain, organised through The Responsible Safari Company.!Accommodation: Likhubula Lodge (RO). Lujeri Lodge (SC). CCAP Huts (FB/SC)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Optional Activities: Hiking’Waterfalls Swim/ Guide/ Porters/ FOMO Visit!Likhubula ***! CCAP Mountain Huts ***!Set in the foothills of Mount Mulanje Likhubula is the These basic mountain huts are a perfect resting stop for aideal base camp for hiking Mount Mulanje. With basic night or two or Mulanje. With open fires, friendlyaccommodation and facilities the lodge has a rustic feel watchmen and cosy interiors the mountain huts are dottedto it with people coming and going off the mountain. It is around Mulanje plateau in picturesque settings. Witha great place to recharge after your climb or stock up guide and porter accommodation as well as basic dormbefore your ascent. There is a basic menu restaurant and style rooms hikers meet here to talk through their daysbar. ! climb, exchange stories and cook over the open fire.!Lujeri Lodge **!Lujeri Lodge is set within the stunning Lujeri Tea Estateat the foot of Mulanje Mountain. With wonderful viewsover the tea fields and with a backdrop of Mount MulanjeLujeri Lodge provides a perfect base for hiking themountain and walking through the working tea estate.Staffed by two people guests can make themselves athome in the lodge which is rented exclusively to onegroup. The lodge has an outside barbeque area, fullyequipped kitchen and four spacious ensuite rooms. !
  11. 11. Cape Maclear! Lake Malawi!Day 6: Cape Maclear!The bustling fishing village of Chembe provides visitors with a real insight into local life along the lake shore. Visitorsoften decide to stop off at Cape Maclear for a night or two to sample village life, barter over hand made curios, spend amorning kayaking to Otters Point or simply sitting on the beach and watching the slow pace of local lakeshore life. !For those wanting to spend more time at Cape Maclear there is an opportunity to get involved with local communityprojects, take village walks or take a trip out on one of the local boats for a sunset cruise or snorkeling trip.!Accommodation: Gecko Lounge (RO). Tuckaways (RO). Chembe Eagles Nest (BB). Mumbo Island (FB).Domwe Island (SC/FB)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Included Activities: Kayaking/Swimming/ Snorkelling/ Boat Trip/Sunset Cruise/Village Walk/Return BoatTransfer/ Kayak Transfer!Gecko Lounge **! Tuckaways Lodge ****!One of the most popular lodges in Cape Maclear Gecko Tuckaways lodge is located on the beach at CapeLounge is always a hive of activity. Situated right in the Maclear. Simple self standing chalets are dotted along thecentre of Chembe Fishing Village and looking over the waterfront and guests can sit on the balcony and soak instunning expanse of Cape Maclear guests can enjoy the view. The lodge does not have a bar or a restaurantmeals in the beachfront restaurant and the occasional live but is situated right next door to Gecko Lounge whichband and DJ evening in the bar. Rooms are basic but offers great food and a lively bar. Rooms are not ensuitecomfortable with beachfront chalets, dorm rooms and but there is a tastefully designed shower and toilet block.ensuite standard twin rooms.! Tuckaways in home to Chembe Community Village Projects.!Mumbo Island *** ***! Domwe Island *****!Mumbo Island is run as an eco-island and everything With a unique Robinson Crusoe feel Domwe is an idealfrom the bathrooms to the solar panels and kitchen are Lake Malawi getaway. The bush kitchen allows guestsenvironmentally friendly. Mumbo still manages to retain to cook their own Kayaks and snorkelling gear can bethat feeling of luxury with tents built on stilts hired from the mainland and Domwe can beoverlooking the lake with ensuite open air bathrooms, tea cicumnaviagted through the gap between the isalnd andand coffee brought to your room in the morning and staff the mainland. Wildlife on Domwe include civet cats,on the beach ready to help you with kayaks and bush pigs and monitor lizards. The decking stretchingsnorkelling gear. The waters around Mumbo are ideal for out over Lake Malawi is an ideal place to sunbathe anddiving and snorkelling an evening sunset cruise around while away the hours reading. Tented rooms are basicthe island is a wonderful way to appreciate this with their own balcony overlooking the lake and sharedmagnificent unspoilt island. ! bush style bathrooms.!
  12. 12. Southern Lakeshore! Lake Malawi!Day 7: Southern Lakeshore!Small lodges are dotted along the shore line interspersed with small fishing villages and wooden kayaks drying in thesun. Away from the hustle and bustle of mainland Malawi the southern lakeshore has a unique feel to it, people walk alittle slower, the sun shines a little brighter and the warm heart of Africa really shows it’s true colours. Days can bespent sunbathing on the beach, taking snorkeling trips and feeding the fish eagles or chatting with locals as they mendtheir nets. Sunset cruises provide a wonderful opportunity to witness the magnificence of the lake before returning fora home cooked meal in the beachside restaurant. !To learn more about traditional lakeside culture spend a morning visiting a local boatyard organised through TheResponsible Safari Company.!Accommodation: Norman Carr Cottage (FB). Club Makokola (FB). Nanchengwa (BB), Pumulani Lodge (FB)!Room Type: Double en-suite!Included Activities: Kayaking/Swimming/Snorkelling/Boat Trip/Sunset Cruise/Boatyard Visit!Norman Carr Cottage ****! Pumulani Lodge *****!Owned and managed by Taffy and Jenny Norman Carr This brand new lakeside retreat is stunning. WithCottage is a wonderful Lake Malawi retreat. Offering magnificent views across the lake, beautifully designedincluded boat trips and sunset cruises as well as delicious rooms and an infinity swimming pool you would be hardhome cooked meals in the beachside restaurant Norman pushed to find a more luxurious lakeside lodge. TheCarr is amazing value for money. The local staff are a lodge has a traditional wooden sailing dhow for guests tohuge part of Norman Carr and will serve your dinner, go for sunset cruises and snorkelling trips and the staff onchat with you on the sunset cruise and throw fish for the the beach are always on hand to help guests with kayakseager fish eagles. Norman Carr is famous for it’s huge and other water sports activities. !double beds and uniquely designed outside bathrooms.!Nanchengwa Lodge ***! Club Makokola ****!Nanchengwa Lodge is nestled into the lakeshore and Club Makokola is nestled into the shores of Lake Malawioffers basic accommodation at great value for money. and offers stunning views. With a stunning swimmingThe stunning beach setting and vicinity to a small fishing pool right on the lake shore and all the facilities of a largevillage provides guests with a true Lake Malawi hotel Club Makokola is the ideal place to relax and enjoyexperience. Rooms are A-Frame beach front chalets or Lake Malawi. Rooms are all ensuite and have beenensuite twin or doubles. Nanchengwa is small and designed to be spacious and light. The restaurant servesfriendly and the owners will go our of their way to make delicious food and the lodge offers sunset cruises foryour stay special often staying up late under the stars guests to experience the true Lake Malawi sundowner.!with guests in the beach boma bar.!
  13. 13. Ntchisi Forest! Central Malawi!Day 8: Ntchisi Forest!The journey to Ntchisi is unforgettable! Dusty tracks wind their way through rural hillside villages and you catch aglimpse of one of Malawi’s only remaining rainforests. Tucked into the hillside sits the colonial building of NtchisiForest Lodge. Lovingly restored the lodge is the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Days can be spentwalking through the hillside villages, learning how to cook Malawian cuisine, hiking and biking in the rainforest orsitting on the lodge terrace soaking in the magnificent views. Due to its altitude Ntchisi is mosquito free so eveningsare usually spent on the terrace or around the open fire sharing stories with other guests. !For visitors wishing to delve deeper into rural life the lodge can arrange a guided walk through the village stopping atvarious community initiatives along the way. !Accommodation: Ntchisi Forest Lodge (FB).!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Hiking/Mountain Biking/ Village Walks/ Cookery Lesson/ Volunteering!Ntchisi Forest Lodge *****!Ntchisi Forest Lodge is set in idyllic surroundings. The hills of central Malawi roll down to the shores of the lake andsmall communities are nestled behind each tunr in the track. One of Malawi’s only remaining rainforests is adjacent tolodge and ideal for exploring by foot or mountain bike. The lodge has been renovated to provide guests with a hillsideretreat mixing old colonial architecture with cosy Scottish shooting lodge. Rooms are all ensuite and tastefullydecorated. The main hub of the lodge is the open air terrace offering stunning views across the hills. Meals are servedon the terrace and the delicious home cooked food is renowned across Malawi.!
  14. 14. Thyolo Tea Estates! Southern Malawi!Day 9: Satemwa Fair Trade Tea Estate!Satemwa was founded in 1923 by Maclean Kay who moved to Malawi to establish a small area of land to grow tea.Nearly one hundred years later the estate remains within the same family and the first tea fields are still flourishing! Astay at Satemwa offers visitors a true insight into a working tea estate where tea is picked by hand and the estate trackswind up and down through acres of wonderfully smelling tea fields. The estate lodges are tucked away and guests canexpect a wonderful quiet stay. For the more adventurous walks through the tea fields up to Thyolo Mountain offerstunning views over the Lower Shire Valley and a tour of the working tea factory can also be arranged. !The Responsible Safari Company can organise a visit to a local paper recycling project.!Accommodation: Huntingdon House (FB). Chawani Bungalow (SC)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Walking/ Tea Tasting/ Mountain Biking/ Recycled Paper Project Visit!Chawani Bungalow ****!Chawani Bungalow is nestled into the side of one of the tea fields and is enclosed by a wonderful flowering garden.Hired on a self catering basis the bungalow is fully equipped for a unique stay in this small cottage including awonderul garden terrace, barbeque area, dining room and lounge. Just minutes from the working tea fields guests canwalk around the estate, take a tea tasting tour or simply sit back and relax in the stunning garden. Rooms are all ensuiteand spacious. There are two staff at Chawani who are there to ensure guests have everything they need and to assistwith cleaning and cooking preparation.!Huntingdon House *****!Huntingdon House is the old estate manager’s lodge and has retained it’s colonial character. Recently refurbished, thisold building has wonderful original features, is stunningly decorated and is minutes from the working tea fields makingit the perfect base to explore Satemwa. Delicious home cooked food is eaten in the grand dining area and drinks areserved on the terrace overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden. All rooms are ensuite and have their own uniquecharacteristics including grand bathtubs, open fires and antique furniture.!
  15. 15. Liwonde National Park! Southern Malawi!Day 10: Liwonde National Park!Arriving by river boat is the best way to see first hand the beauty of this magnificent park. With one of the highestpopulations of hippo in the African Continent and a river bank heavy with sun bathing crocodiles the river provides alife source for the park’s animals. Head out into the park as the sun is rising and witness the park come to life with over250 bird species, a healthy population of antelope and an estimated elephant count at over 1,000. After a relaxingsiesta head out for an afternoon drive and sundowner on the banks of The Shire River. End the day back at the lodgewith a delicious home cooked meal and a night spent under canvas with the sounds of the bush close by. !There is an option to spend part of your siesta time visiting a nearby education project, please speak to the lodgereception for further information.!Accommodation: Mvuu Lodge (FB). Mvuu Camp (FB). Bushmans Baobab (RO)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Guided Walk/ Boat Trip/4 x 4 Game Drives/ Community Visit/ Traditional Dancing!Mvuu Camp ****! Mvuu Lodge ******!Nestled into the banks of the mighty Shire River Mvuu This unique bush lodge oozes character, romance andCamp is built to blend in with it’s environment. With charm. Tucked into the banks of the Shire River Mvuuthatched roofs and natural building materials the camp Lodge is a wonderful base from which to explorehas been designed to offer guests a wonderful bush Liwonde National Park. Stunningly designed the lodgeexperience whilst retaining that element of luxury. After rooms are al ensuite, spacious and encapsulate a feelingan early start for a morning game drive guests often of decadence and safari immaculately. Between safarichoose to sit round the pool during siesta time or relax in activities many guests choose to sit on their balcony,their room and watch the animals drinking in the river. watch the hippos wallowing and hope to see elephantYour evening game drive includes a sundowner and the coming to the waters edge to drink. Delicious food ischance to see some of the parks more illusive animals. served in the raised restaurant area or on your roomDinner is served in the riverside restaurant and nights are balcony for special occasions. !spent under canvas in the ensuite rooms.!Bushmans Baobab **!Bushmans Baobab is a basic bush camp on the boundary of Liwonde National Park. Surrounding by ancient baobabtrees the camp is rustic in style and offers guests a no frills safari experience. Offering game drives and boat trips it iseasy to explore Liwonde from the lodge and there is something magical about eating dinner around the fire and hearingthe animals nearby. Accommodation is in basic tented rooms or dormitories.!
  16. 16. Lower Shire Wildlife Parks! Southern Malawi!Day 11: Majete Wildlife Reserve!Conservation Organisation African Parks took over the management of Majete Wildlife Reserve in 2002 and since thenthis park has dramatically increased in wildlife and is an ideal place to spend a few days safari. The reserve offersstunning landscapes of hills, ravines and waterfalls crashing down the mighty Shire River. Guests will rise early to takean early morning game drive before returning for lunch and an afternoon siesta watching the animals at the lodgewaterhole. An evening game drive and sundowner is the perfect way to finish the day. Wildlife within Majete includes,elephant, zebra and black rhinoceros. !African Parks is committed to ensuring the community is involved with the management of the reserve and visits canbe organised to local communities through the lodge reception. !Accommodation: Thawale Camp (FB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Guided Walk/ Boat Trip/ 4 x 4 Game Drives/ Community Visit!Thawale Camp ****!Thawale is a simply designed bush camp. The ensuite rooms are tastefully decorated safari tents which look out overthe waterhole, ideal for watching the wildlife during siesta time. With morning and afternoon game activities there isplenty of opportunity to explore this beautiful park. Delicious home cooked food is served buffet style in the restaurantand there is a great chill out area for long evening of watching the wildlife coming to the waterhole!!Day 12: Lengwe and Nyala Park!To get to Nyala Park you pass through the fields of sugar cane stretching to the horizon. Ilovu, Malawi’s largest sugarexporter owns Nyala Park and conserves the wildlife within it. Nyala is fenced off from the sugar estate and thereforeprovides excellent game viewing opportunities. With no predators it is possible to get out of the vehicle and walkthrough the park to look at the magnificent Nyala, Giraffe, Oribi, Wildebeest as well as many other antelope and birdspecies. Neighbouring Nyala is Lengwe National Park which has stunning bird life as well as antelope and the cheekysamango monkeys. On the way into Lengwe National Park visitors can stop off at The Tisunge Lower Shire HeritageCentre which is managed by the local community in partnership with Nyala Lodge.!Accommodation: Nyala Lodge (FB)!Nyala Lodge* *!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family! is a great base to explore the area. Offering morning and afternoon gameLocated inside Lengwe National Park NyalaIncluded with a long siesta time in between guests can relaxDrives/ Community Visit! other Nyala Park for theactivities Activities: Guided Walk/ Boat Trip/ 4 x 4 Game in their rooms or head toafternoon. The main lodge is well designed using thatch and local materials and the ensuite rooms are basic but allensuite and spacious.!
  17. 17. Nyika National Park! Northern Malawi!Day 13: Nyika National Park!Nyika National Park is Malawi’s largest and perhaps most diverse wildlife area. The park crosses over into Zambia andthe wildlife is free to move throughout the whole area. Nyika Plateau lies at the centre of the park and is covered withbeautiful montane grassland and fern heather, there are over 200 plant species found on the plateau. Nyika is estimatedto have over 100 mammal species including Burchell’s Zebra, leopard, elephant and the stunning roan antelope. Birdwatching is also excellent all year round and walking safaris are a popular activity in the park. !Accommodation: Chelinda Lodge(FB) Chelinda Camp (FB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Guided Walk/ 4 x 4 game drives/ fishing!Chelinda Lodge *****!Recently renovated Chelinda Lodge is a stunning base from which to explore Nyika Plateau. The lodge hasoutstanding views across the grasslands and has been designed to resemble log cabins, perfectly in tune with the pineforests behind it. Due to cooler temperatures on the plateau the lodge has a roaring open log fire and cosy sofa andchairs in each room, perfect for an afternoon of reading and watching the wildlife roaming outside your room.Delicious food is served in the restaurant before returning to your log cabin room for a night of listening to theleopards and hyenas close by!!Chelinda Camp****!Recently renovated Chelinda Camp is minutes from the main lodge and has a beautiful view over the lake and montanegrassland. Each chalet has a roaring open fire to keep guests warm throughout the night and this cosy feeling can befelt throughout Chelinda. Morning and afternoon game activities are a great way to explore Nyika and the small lake infront of the lodge is also a fantastic fishing spot for keen anglers.!
  18. 18. Vipyha Plateau! Central Malawi!Day 14: Vipyha Plateau and Luwawa Forest!Turning off the main tarmac road you wind your way along a sandy track through the magnificent pine plantations ofSouth Viphya Forest Reserve. The forest reserve is the second largest in the whole of Africa and the region of SouthViphya is always a hive of activity. The stunning landscape rolls down towards the shores of Lake Malawi and theplateau’s montane vegetation and cooler climate is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Mountain biking, hiking, abseilingand many more outdoor pursuits can be organised from Luwawa Forest Lodge. Birdlife is some of the most diverse inMalawi and includes ospreys, eagles and the lesser double collared sunbird all taking advantage of the pine forests andexpanse of Luwawa Dam. The diversity of the landscape reaching high to mountainous crags and inselbergs beforetumbling down to the lakeshore makes this region a stunning place to spend a few days .!For visitors wishing to delve deeper into rural life the lodge can arrange a guided walk through the village or an addedstay at the local chief’s house!!Accommodation: Luwawa Forest Lodge (BB,FB,DBB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Hiking/Mountain Biking/ Village Walks/Abseiling/fishing/sailing!Luwawa Forest Lodge ***!Nestled into the edge of the pine forest Luwawa Forest Lodge offers stunning views over Luwawa dam and up over thehills of Viphya Plateau. Catering for outdoor enthusiasts Luwawa is fully equipped to handle large group activities aswell as individuals wishing to get involved. Tours can be organised to the local village, guided walks can be arrangedor a fishing rod or sailing boat provided for an afternoon on the dam. The bar and restaurant area are often filled withcamping groups huddled around the fire regaling stories and the restaurant is a good meeting place to catch up on thedays activities. Rooms are basic but comfortable and tastefully designed. !
  19. 19. Nkhotakota! Central Lakeshore!Day 15: Nkhotakota!With a long and complicated history with the slave trade Nkhotakota is a fascinating place to visit. It used to be thelargest slave trade market during the 19th century and almost 20,000 slaves were shipped there each year until the endof the trading in World War Two. Dr David Livingstone fought hard to end the slave trade and the tree where he heldmeeting with the local chief is now a landmark in the region for tourists to visit. Nkhotakota is also home to oldestwildlife reserve in Malawi which has recently been revamped with two new lodges and tourism has begun to generatesome income to help with anti poaching and regeneration of the flora and fauna. Still a dense wilderness area guestscan stay within the reserve or take a day visit from nearby Nkhotakota. Best explored on foot the reserve is a birdwatchers paradise with over 130 different species. With the lakeshore and the reserve in close proximity Nkhotakota isideal for a beach and bush combination. !For visitors wishing to learn more about the slave trade Nkhotakota Pottery/Safari Lodge can arrange village walks.Nkhotakota Pottery also organises traditional pot making courses.!Accommodation: Nkhotakota Pottery (BB/FB). Nkhotakota Safari Lodge (BB/FB)). Bua River Lodge (BB/FB).Tongole Wilderness Lodge (FB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Hiking/Game Drives/ Village Walks/AbseiKayaking/ Pottery Courses!Nkhotakota Pottery ***! Nkhotakota Safari Lodge ****!Nestled into the lakeshore with stunning views over Lake Tucked into the lakeshore Nkhotakota Safari Lodge hasMalawi Nkhotakota Pottery is an ideal base for a few days been recently refurbished and offers good lakesideexploration of the area. The lodge can organise pottery accommodation. With the pottery next door guests cancourses and activities around Nkhotakota. Rooms are basic take part in pot making course, explore this historicbut tastefully decorated.! region, take day trips into the reserve or sit and relax on the beach.!Bua River Lodge ***! Tongole Wilderness Lodge!Recently opened Bua River Lodge is an owner run Due to open in June 2011 Tongole is set to be anlodge and has stunning views across the reserve. exciting accommodation choice for NkhotakotaRunning guided walking safaris and fishing activities Reserve. With stunning views, beautiful design andthe lodge is an ideal base to explore the area. Situated excellent management Tongole can organise safariright on the Bua River the draw bridge taking you over activities throughout the reserve for its guests. !to the ensuite accommodation tents is a unique featureof the lodge.!
  20. 20. Livingstonia! Northern Malawi!Day 16: Livingstonia!Famous for the site of Livingstone’s Mission Livingstonia was founded in 1875 and offers sunning views over LakeMalawi and The Livingstonia Mountains in Tanzania. A historical landmark now best seen through the towns museumlocated in the ancient Stone House building which exhibits fascinating artifacts including letters from DavidLivingstone and Dr Robert Laws amazing anesthetic machine! Located high up on top of the Rift valley escarpmentLivingstonia is great for hiking and nearby waterfalls provide a stunning backdrop to the this magical landscape. !Accommodation: Lukwe Eco-Lodge (RO), Mushroom Farm (RO). Sangilo Sanctuary (BB/FB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Hiking/Museum Visit/Kayaking/Boat Trips!Lukwe Eco-Lodge ****! Mushroom Farm* *!Basic, but charming, Lukwe is full of character and offers Popular with backpackers Mushroom Farm has greatsome of best views in Malawi. Rolling hills lead down to views down to Lake Malawi and quirky accommodationthe setting of Lake Malawi with the mountains of Tanzania options. Snugly designed around the steep valley edgeon the horizon. Small wooden cabins are nestled into the the rooms are perched around the hillside offeringhillside and basic restaurant is available for simple meals.! fantastic views and privacy from the other rooms. A small restaurant offers simple home-cooked meals and it is easy to walk up to Livingstonia to explore this historic mission base.!Sangilo Sanctuary ****!Offering stunning views over Lake Malawi Sangilo issnugly built into the shores of the lake with apicturesque beach front. Rooms are set back from thebeach offering great lake views and although basic indesign they are tastefully furnished. The bar andrestaurant are stunning, set right on the beach offeringincredible views. A variety of watersports activities areon offer for guests.!
  21. 21. Northern Lakeshore! Lake Malawi!Day 17: Northern Lakeshore!Rugged and wild the Northern Lakeshore is home to some of Lake Malawi’s most stunning and isolated bays andinlets. Stunning views of Lake Malawi, beautiful sandy beaches and a handful of really unique lakeshore lodges. Lesstouristy the Northern Lakeshore is home to the the Tumbuka and Tonga people, rich in culture and tradition they speaktheir own dialect and are some of the friendliest people in Malawi. The rugged landscape of the northern lakeshoreallows for stunning views over Lake Malawi with a wonderful backdrop of mountains forming the edge of the GreatRift Valley escarpment.!Most lodges along the northern lakeshore have linked with their local village community and can provide guests with avillage walk or activities, enquire at reception for further information.!Accommodation: Makuzi Beach Lodge (FB). Chinteche Inn (FB). Ngala Beach Lodge (BB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Kayaking/waterskiing/village walks/boat trips!Makuzi Beach Lodge *****! Chinteche Inn *****!Makuzi Beach Lodge is beautifully designed and sits One of Lake Malawi’s oldest lodges Chinteche Inn issnugly into a small bay on the northern lakeshore. With located on a stunning stretch of white sand beach. Withbeautiful lake views and rugged rocky backdrops it is an wonderful views over Lake Malawi an extensive rangeidyllic location for a few days rest and relaxation. The bar of watersports and a swimming pool Chinteche is aand restaurant have been designed to offer maximum lake wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing on theviews and each room is designed in a chalet style with lakeshore. Rooms are all ensuite and have beautiful lakewonderful ensuite bathrooms.! views.!Ngala Beach Lodge ***!Recently renovated Ngala Beach Lodge is situated alongan idyllic stretch of beach. The lake providesmagnificent views and guests can take part in a numberof water sport activities. Rooms are set back from thebeach offering great views and are designed to allow formaximum space and privacy. The restaurant cooksamazing pizzas and the beach bar is a popular hauntwith passing travelers.!
  22. 22. Dedza! Central Malawi!Day 18: Dedza!Dedza is ideally located an hours drive from Lilongwe and a great stop off point when heading to Lake Malawi. Thestunning scenery and backdrop of Dedza Mountain mixed with the cool high altitude climate means there is plenty ofhiking trails and the area is ideal for mountain biking. A day visit to Chingoni Forest Reserve to see the stone age rockart paintings and picnic on the Chencherere Hills provides stunning views across the region. !Traditional pottery courses are offered at Dedza Pottery Lodge and the shop and workshop are ideal for buying gifts.All the pottery is made by local Malawians committed to retaining their traditional crafts.!Accommodation: Dedza Pottery Lodge (BB)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Pottery classes/ guided walk/ mountain biking!Dedza Pottery Lodge ***!Dedza Pottery Lodge is a great base to explore the surrounding area. Adjacent to the pottery shop and workshop guestscan take part in pottery courses or sit and watch the potters at this ancient craft. For the more energetic there are guidedwalk options into the hills to visit the Chingoni Rock Art. There is an excellent café/restaurant- we recommend thecream teas! Rooms are basic but tastefully decorated.! Mwabvi Widlife Reserve!Day 19: Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve!Mwabvi has recently been given a new lease of life when the Kerr family took over the concession and startedrehabilitating the park and building a brand new lodge. With passion and determination the park is now beginning toshow signs of a transformation, wildlife is being restocked, fences maintained and tourism increasing. The park stillretains a wilderness feel and dusty narrow tracks wind there way round hidden corners as jumpy bushbuck scuttleaway. Large herds of buffalo make their way across the vast expanse of Mwabvi and can be seen in huge numbersfrom one of the many natural rock look out points. Mwabvi is off the beaten track and promises to draw guests into itswonder! !Barry and Adele Kerr like to involve guests in their mission to transform Mwabvi so if you want to get your handsdirty then you can help with their orphan care project, feed the lion cubs (recently relocated from South Africa) or helprepair fences around the parks boundary.!Accommodation: Njati Lodge (SC)!Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Game Drives/ Walking Safaris/Volunteer Work!Njati Lodge ***!In a remote corner of Mwabvi a small bush lodge has been built. Sheltered by a deep ravine with a fast flowing riverand natural rock pool lagoon Njati is the ideal base to spend a few days exploring Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve. Currentlyonly on a self catering basis the kitchen is fully stocked and there is a lounge/dining area for groups for sit and eat.Rooms are made of brick and are spacious with ensuite bathrooms.!
  23. 23. South Luangwa National Park! Zambia!Day 20: Zambia, South Luangwa National Park!South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa’s most prolific National Parks. With a high concentration of animals andbirdlife attracted by the might Luangwa River the park is excellent for game viewing all year round. Days start earlyon safari and after a brisk cup of coffee and light breakfast guests head out as the sun is rising on a morning gamedrive. Large herds of elephant can be seen making their way to the river for a morning bath and antelope scuttle thisway and that pleased to have made it through the night. Returning to the lodge for brunch and siesta time the activitiesbegin again at 4pm when guests return to the parks tracks and trails for an evening game drive, stopping for asundowner on the banks of the river. Frequent sightings of leopard and lion preparing for their night’s hunting worksup an appetite and you return to the lodge for dinner and a night spent under canvas.!Your lodge can organise a visit to a local village, a great afternoon excursion is to the textile factory where you can seehow they make the painted fabric and there is a shop for buying gifts. !Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp (FB/BB). Mfuwe Lodge (FB). Thornicroft Lodge (FB). !Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Transfers/ Visas/ Walking Safari/ 4 x 4 Game Drives/ Community Visit/ Textile Tour! Flatdogs Camp***! Mfuwe Lodge *****! One of the liveliest camps in South Luangwa Flatdogs is Mfuwe Lodge is one of the only lodges located inside minutes from the park and has stunning views across the the National Park. Ideally situated on the banks of a Luangwa River. Popular with backpackers and lagoon wildlife is excellent all year round and the lodge independent travelers Flatdogs is always a hive of activity is famous for it’s migrating elephants passing through with a busy bar and restaurant. Wildlife in this area is the reception during the dry season. The swimming fantastic year round and elephants often come wandering pool looks over a tributary of the Luangwa River and through the camp. Morning and afternoon game drives wildlife flock here throughout the day. Mfuwe guides can be organised with stops for sundowners on the banks are renowned to give guests wonderful safari of the Shire River. Rooms are safari tents or chalet style experiences with expert knowledge and always trying ensuites.! to find more remote areas of the park to explore. Meals Thornicroft Lodge ***! are served in the stunningly designed restaurant and Thornicroft is located on the banks of the Luangwa River nights are spent in uniquely designed rooms which are and has stunning views across the park. The lodge has a perfect mix of bush life and luxury!! been tastefully decorated and built largely using local materials. The open plan restaurant and bar have beautifully designed with thatched roofs and antique style furnishings. Rooms are chalets with river views. Thornicroft has a swimming for those long safari siestas!!
  24. 24. Lake Malawi Sublime!Day 21: Lake Malawi Sublime!Lake Malawi is the perfect location to find unique off the beaten track lodges. The islands are remote and unspoilt andthe numerous bays dotting the shoreline have inspired owners and architects to create inspirational lodges. Below aretwo of our favourite lodges on the lakeshore, we have named them under the category ‘Lake Malawi Sublime’!!Both these lodges are strongly committed to the being environmentally friendly in their lodge design and management.They also work very closely with their local communities providing employment, education and developmentopportunities.!Accommodation: Kayak Mawa- Likoma Island (FB). Nkwichi Lodge (FB). !Room Type: Sng/Twin/Dbl/Triple/Family!Included Activities: Boat Transfers/ Return Flights/ Kayaking/ Mountain Biking/ Boat trips/ Skydiving!Kaya Mawa *** **!Kaya Mawa means ‘Maybe tomorrow’ in Chichewa and is one of Malawi’s premier lakeside lodges. The island ofLikoma is steeped in history and was the mission station for the headquarters of the Anglican Church in Malawi. Thelodge is set on an idyllic beach that is surrounded by rocky outcrops and baobab trees. The lodge rooms are all stoneand thatch cottages which are spread out around the main lodge to offer privacy to guests and add to the romantic feelof Kaya Mawa. Most rooms also have private plunge or infinity pools. A wide range of activities are on offer to guestsincluding mountain biking, kayaking and sailing. !Nkwichi Lodge. Manda Wilderness. ******!Established on the Mozambican shore of Lake Malawi in 1999 the Manda Wilderness Project is a game reservemanaged in trust for the local communities comprising of over 20,000 Nyanja People. Game viewing is donemostly on foot or kayak and guests are likely to see zebra, monkeys and even wild dog have been spotter aroundthe reserve. Nkwichi Lodge is situated on the beachfront within the reserve and is flanked by a stunning whitesand beach. Rooms are dotted around the main lodge providing a romantic setting. The whole lodge oozes charmand indulgence and guests can choose between exploring the reserve, taking part in water sports activities orsimply relaxing in a hammock! !
  25. 25. Zambia Highlights! Community Projects! Kawaza Cultural Village. Spend a day or night within a Zambian village. Set up to offer tourists anMeet the local people. See first hand the challenges faced in insight into rural living and Zambian culture guestsrural communities. Help to ensure the benefits of tourism sleep in village huts and take part in community activities. Combine this with a visit to the nearbyreach local communities. Include a community project visit Textile Factory.!to your itinerary.! Blantyre Community Visits! Lakeside Projects! Ndirande Township Tour! Cape Maclear Projects Take a village walk and visit the Spend a morning visiting Ndirande, Malawi’s largest orphan care, HIV/AIDS education and clean water township. Visit an orphan care centre, experience the programmes as part of a visit to Chembe Village Projects. busy trading market and stop for Malawian tea with a Visit HEEED environmental centre aimed at raising local lady living in the heart of Ndirande.! awareness for the protection of Lake Malawi.! Nancholi Community Visit! A half day visit to this wonderful community on the Traditional Boat Yard ! outskirts of Blantyre. Visit the primary and secondary Spend a few hours with Joseph and his team of traditional schools, health care programme and meet the wooden boat builders. This lakeside boatyard offers a inspirational team behind Nancholi Youth fascinating insight into the challenges facing traditional Organisation. A traditional lunch is provided within trades and the future of small fishing communities along the village community.! the shores of Lake Malawi. ! Joshua Primary and Secondary School! Head out of Blantyre and into the hills for a unique Mount Mulanje! visit to two government schools. Meet the teachers and Orphan Care Centre Spend the afternoon at this children and see how one organisation is trying to wonderful community orphan care centre in the foothills of support this area of Malawi through education and Mulanje Mountain. This after school centre is run by skills training. ! community volunteers and provides vulnerable children with after school activities and a warm meal. ! Recycling Project- Thyolo Tea Estates! Nchima Recycling Project! Ntchisi Forest, Central Malawi! Amidst the rolling tea fields is a small community Hillside Community Projects! paper recycling project. Spend a few hours helping Stay at Ntchisi Forest Lodge and spend a few days the women make recycled paper and learn about how exploring local communities, share your skills, learn how to they earn a living from selling their recycled cards cook Malawian food, help to conserve the rainforest or and gifts. ! teach in the village school. This stunning region of Malawi is steeped in culture and a wonderful place to volunteer.! United Nations Millennium Villages Project! Zomba District Take a guided tour around the UN Millennium Villages Project. See how the Millennium Over 75% of project visit costs go directly to the project through a Development Goals are being met and learn about the sustainable giving programme run by RSC.! future of this rural community. Finish by eating a traditional Malawian lunch with the local chief.!
  26. 26. Map Of Malawi! Malawi!
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However, if you cancel and receive a full refund following a significantmodification made for any reason other than Force Majeure, you will receive the following compensation, depending on the length of time before the date of departure that you are informed of the change.! ! ! ! !More than 42 £10 per person" ! ! ! !21 - 41 £20 per person" ! ! ! !8 - 20 £25 per person" ! ! ! !0 - 7 days £30 per person!Force Majeure means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond The Responsible Safari Company Ltd’s control, the consequences of which neither The Responsible Safari Company Ltd nor its suppliers couldavoid, including but not limited to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial dispute, hostilities, political unrest, Government action or airport regulations, natural or otherdisaster, nuclear incident, weather conditions, technical problems with transportation, closure of airports, fire, flood, drought, temporary technical breakdown in an hotel or apartment. If there is a minor modificationbefore your departure (any change not included in the definition of a significant modification as set out above) The Responsible Safari Company Ltd will notify you, although it is not obliged to do so, nor is it obliged topay any compensation. If you fail to pay the balance of the Travel Arrangements price at least 12 weeks (84 days) before departure or as shown on your invoice, we hold the right to treat your booking as cancelled and levythe cancellation charges set out in Clause 2 above. If The Responsible Safari Company Ltd has to cancel your Travel Arrangements in any other circumstances before your departure The Responsible Safari Company Ltdwill do its best to offer you Travel Arrangements of a comparable standard or will give you a full refund. !
  29. 29. The Responsible Safari Company! Additional Booking Notes! * Please read the booking conditions contained herein carefully. The following conditions will form part of your contract.!Travel Insurance!Under current EC regulations we are obliged to ensure that you are adequately covered with travel insurance at the time of travel. Please seek adequate cover or consult The Responsible Safari Company for advice.However, when taking out cover we strongly recommend that you read all the small print since some conditions and activities may be excluded. !Safari Wildlife Habitat Indemnities!As part of your travel arrangements you may have elected to visit such areas as, National Parks, Private Game Reserves or Wildlife Habitats. In these areas there may be wild animals or potentially dangerous situations.You should be aware that in the majority of these areas you may well be asked to sign an indemnity indemnifying the principals and their agents against such occurrences as injury or death in the event of any accidents.Whilst every reasonable care will be taken by the safari lodge or activity owners to avoid any mishaps, accidents can happen. In most instances if these indemnity forms are not signed on arrival the safari lodge or activityoperator may not allow you to take part in such activities or game drives, bush walks, riding or rafting etc. If you would be unhappy to sign such an indemnity then please carefully consider your choice of holiday. Yourconfirmation of your booking to The Responsible Safari Company Ltd. accepts your responsibility on behalf of yourself and all others to comply with these conditions.!Airport Delays !The Responsible Safari Company Ltd uses the scheduled times of the World’s major international airlines. These are rarely subject to lengthy delays. In the unlikely event that this does happen, responsibility forarrangement for meals, overnight accommodation etc., will rest with the airline.!Groups!On Group bookings we reserve the right to exclude from group activities, or in serious cases, send home anyone who places any member of the group in danger because of his/her actions or who causes problems or severediscord amongst the group. Where rooming companions are requested (same gender) The Responsible Safari Ltd group tours, although we will do our best to find a suitable companion with a similar background andinterests, it will be at your request and we therefore cannot be held responsible for any clashes of personality etc. !Travel Documents!Whilst offering all possible advice and assistance all passport, visa and health certificate requirements are your responsibility and The Responsible Safari Company Ltd accept no responsibility for any delay or expenseincurred through any irregularity in your documents. You are advised to consult The Responsible Safari Company Ltd for exact details if uncertain.!If you have a problem!If you are unhappy with any of the arrangements made by The Responsible Safari Company Ltd on your behalf while you are on your travels, you should inform The Responsible Safari Company Ltd, the Hotel or ourrepresentative or other supplier whose services are involved, so that they will have an opportunity to correct the matter during your stay. If you fail to do so, any rights you may have will be reduced. If any problemcannot be resolved locally and you wish to complain, full details must be sent to The Responsible Safari Company Ltd in writing within 21 days of your return from your Travels. Disputes arising out of, or in connection,with this contract which cannot be settled amicably, may be referred to arbitration. !