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Malawi Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3520 - $6000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Malawi Malawi
Parks visited: Liwondé, Majete
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural
Explore the diverse regions of Malawi enjoying the wildlife in Liwonde National Park and the peaceful atmosphere, before relaxation on the stunning lake shores.

Day 1 Lilongwe

On arrival in Lilongwe, you will be met and driven by private vehicle to Hueglin's Lodge, where you will stay tonight.

Day 2 Lilonwe - Liwonde National Park

You will leave Lilongwe today, and enjoy the wonderful drive during which you can enjoy the varied landscapes of rural Malawi. Following the course of the Shire River, you will enter the Liwonde National Park. From here, things become gradually more wild and remote before you arrive at the Mvuu Wilderness Camp for a three-night stay.

Day 3 Liwonde National Park

A full day to enjoy the game watching on offer from Mvuu Camp. In the national park you will see hippo, elephant, impala and crocodile, plus some wonderful birdlife and less common mammals, such as the warthog.

Day 4 Liwonde National Park

Another packed day of safari activities from Mvuu. In a protected area of the national park there are zebra and two black rhino which have been introduced to the area. Another undoubted highlight are the river cruises on the Shire, a different perspective from which to view the excellent game.

Day 5 Liwonde National Park - The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

You will leave Liwonde today and be driven to Cape Maclear. The drive is lovely and takes you through lots of rural Malawi.

Day 6 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

There are a number of water sports you can participate in at Danforth Yachting. Included in the price of your stay are non-motorized watersports If you are feeling active, you can borrow mountain bikes or explore the Cape Maclear area on foot.

Day 7 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

There is a dive shop at Danforth and the lake provides a comfortable environment for beginners to try their first dive. Your hosts Howard and Michelle also own a yacht, the Mufasa, and a sunset cruise on board is a great pleasure.

Day 8 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

In the morning you will be driven to Kayak Africa's headquarters at Cape Maclear, on the southern shores of Lake Malawi. Here, you can choose to either kayak for around an hour or enjoy a short boat transfer to Mumbo Island. On this gorgeous, unspoiled island you will spend three nights in a spacious, en-suite luxury tent.

Day 9 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

On Mumbo Island you are provided with your own kayak and snorkeling equipment. Lake Malawi is at its beautiful best here, so you can spend the day swimming, paddling and looking for some of the many species of brilliantly colored fish.

Day 10 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

Diving in Lake Malawi is a unique experience - if you'd like to try, there will be an extra charge payable to Kayak Africa, and you will need to let them know in advance. Alternatively, there are some fabulous walks on Mumbo Island. It has never been populated so is still in a completely natural state, and you can spend the day exploring the stunning fig, baobab, and miombo woodland.

Day 11 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

You will catch the boat this morning back to Cape Maclear and be driven back to Lilongwe.

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