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MALAWI SAFARI AND TOURS

Malawi

ABOUT MALAWI

Malawi may be one of Africa’s smallest countries but when it comes to exploration and adventure, it has tremendous amounts to offer; from grasslands and forests, mountaintops, unspoilt wildlife parks to Africa’s third largest and most beautiful Lake!

Situated on the Great Rift Valley, Malawi is dominated by Lake Malawi, a magnificent body of water, 365 miles long and 52 miles wide (hence sometimes referred to as the calendar lake!). It’s teaming with life including over 400 species of cichlid fish, a lot of which are endemic to it. Most of Lake Malawi’s astounding underwater diversity is protected within the Lake Malawi National Park which is a World Heritage site and also one of the first in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish.

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The wildlife parks in Malawi are picturesque as well as diverse in game. Also unlike other African parks these have a very exclusive feel to them with only a few lodges operating in each. Reserves such as Majete Wildlife Reserve, are virtually undiscovered by tourists thus visiting it feels more like an expedition; making for unique and exciting safaris. Majete is also the only official Big 5 Park in Malawi.

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This safari package offers you an opportunity to see the Northern sector of the country with a good mix of dramatic terrain, game and the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. The itinerary has been designed with a mixture of both road and air transfers, giving you great views of the scenery throughout. From ecotourism in Nkhotakota, the amazing plateaus and game of the Nyika and the relaxation of Lake Malawi make this a trip worth considering as you explore your options for Malawi.

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01Day One: Arrival, drive to Nkhotakota Reserve

On arrival at Lilongwe International Airport you will be met and assisted to your transfer to Nkhotakota Reserve, a four hour scenic drive. The reserve truly is an undiscovered gem that is firmly off the beaten track and only recently been inhabited by humans. Tongole is an Eco-tourism venture deep within the miombo woodland of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. It is located on the banks of the lovely Bua River, west of Lake Malawi. Tongole is ideal for relaxation and adventure. Options of activities include trekking, canoeing down the Bua River and game drives within the Reserve.

02 - 3Day Two - Three: Nkhotakhota Reserve

Two full days to explore the Nkhotakhota Reserve. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures.

04Day Three: Transfer to Nyika National Park

After breakfast you will you have an early start for your four hour scenic transfer up to the plateau in the Nyika National Park. You may have a chance to do at least one activity on this day or simply take in the breath taking views of the Nyika.

05 - 06Day Five - Six:Chelinda Lodge / Nyika National Park

Chelinda Lodge is located at high altitude on the Nyika Plateau and offers guests a truly African alpine experience. Overlooking a crystal-clear dam with panoramic views of rolling hills, isolated ridges and open high-altitude grasslands, Chelinda Lodge has access to rich pockets of wildlife endemic to this region. Game that can be spotted at the Nyika Plateau are Burchell's Zebra, Roan antelope, Common Reedbuck, Eland, Bushbuck, Warthog, and leopard. Activities at Chelinda Lodge revolve around day and night nature drives which explore the rolling hills and patches of evergreen forest of the Nyika Plateau. Nature walks and mountain biking are also very popular. For the enthusiast, there is also the option of fly-fishing for trout.

07Day Seven:Transfer to Kaya Mawa

Today you will be transferred to your last stop of the itinerary, the shores of Lake Malawi. Transfer will be forty-five minute charter flight to Likoma Island. Kaya Mawa is situated on Likoma Island which is the larger of two small islands in the north-east of Lake Malawi, very close to Mozambique. The island is just 17 sq km. There are sandy beaches, rocky coves and crystal clear waters making the diving and snorkelling some of the best in Malawi. The Lodge is on the south-western tip of the Island at the head of a bay. The owners have used the surroundings of beach, rock, island and lake to create a lodge of unique character and imagination. The resort consists of eleven rooms, each handcrafted and designed to fit into the surroundings. You may have an opportunity to enjoy some activities today, depending on your arrival time.

08 - 10Day Eight - Ten:Transfer to Kaya Mawa

Today you will be transferred to your last stop of the itinerary, the shores of Lake Malawi. Transfer will be forty-five minute charter flight to Likoma Island. Kaya Mawa is situated on Likoma Island which is the larger of two small islands in the north-east of Lake Malawi, very close to Mozambique. The island is just 17 sq km. There are sandy beaches, rocky coves and crystal clear waters making the diving and snorkelling some of the best in Malawi. The Lodge is on the south-western tip of the Island at the head of a bay. The owners have used the surroundings of beach, rock, island and lake to create a lodge of unique character and imagination. The resort consists of eleven rooms, each handcrafted and designed to fit into the surroundings. You may have an opportunity to enjoy some activities today, depending on your arrival time.

11Day ElevenEnd of Safari, transfer to Airport

Depending on your flight time, you may have a chance for a morning activity before you leave. You will then be transferred back to the airstrip for your one hour Lilongwe flight and onward transfer.

Departure Date Group Luxury (Double Share) Budget (Double Share)
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 1 Person$7580 Per Person $5580 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 2 Persons $7000 Per Person $4500 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 3 Persons $6800 Per Person $4000 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 4 Persons $6500 Per Person $3800 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 5 Persons $6300 Per Person $3500 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 6 Persons $6000 Per Person $3500 Per Person Get a Quote