Tips for The Mulanje
Tips from Brittany
Mona Bazargan, Jennifer Nimtz, Suzan Hadwan, Natalie Blum, Tess Woehrlen, Jon Anthony, Emily Cieslik, Sabrina Huq
South Luangwa and Victoria Falls
Hired Unity to take us to Lilongwe. Agreed on 160,000 MK. He bumped up the price to 170,000 MK. Has bus big enough for 8 people. Can try using him again.
Stayed at Mabaya in Lilongwe for 12 USD per person for one night. Dorm style setting. Nice pool. **Check for ants in the syrup.**
We used this safari group for our 9-day excursion to South Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls. We LOVED them. Hopefully you get Francis and Joffett. It was approx. 1400 USD. Cheapest group we found. Get ready for lots of driving. Bring books, games, cards, music — whatever you need to make the time go by. BRING SNACKS! *Don’t forget — bring yellow fever card and 50 USD for Zambia visa! Don’t need multiple entry visa.
South Luangwa National Park
AMAZING!! We got to see everything! We camped in tents at Marula camp, which we loved. Amazing food. Hippos roam around the camp at night. Don’t pitch your tent too close to the water. Ask Milimo (the guard) at night to wake you up to see hippos. Pack binoculars for the game drive. Outdoor showers are soooo nice — watch out for bush babies. They have a nice pool you can lounge at between game drives. Buy wine from the bar for sunset game drives.
Tips to survive tent life
Watch out for baboons! If you have Fanta they will attack.