Wonders of Malawi

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Duration

13 day tour – This tour runs the whole year, just give us your dates and we will make it happen.

Price

€2750 per person sharing
€270 extra for your own room

Highlights

Blantyre, Mount Mulanje, Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi National Park, Nkotakhota Wildlife Reserve, Lilongwe

Group sizes

Min - 1 per group
Max - 12 per group

Pick up & Drop off

Pick up: Blantyre Int Airport
Drop off: Lilongwe Int Airport

Physical Rating 3/5

On this tour we will be doing some game walks.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Blantyre:
Welcome to the oldest city and commercial capital of Malawi, Blantyre!
You will be picked up at the airport by your guide and then taken to your accommodation in the city where we will be staying for one night.
Today is a day of leisure, either to relax by the hotel, or exploring the city of Blantyre by visiting the famous Chichiri Museum, also known as the Malawi Musuem.
Your guide will give you a briefing for the whole tour during dinner.

Driving distance: 30 km for the day
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: Chichiri Museum (closes at 17h)

Days 2 – 3 Mount Mulanje:
Today we head towards Mount Mulanje. This is a large monadnock in southern Malawi only 65 km east of Blantyre, rising sharply from the surrounding plains of Phalombe, and the tea-growing Mulanje district. It measures approximately 26 kilometres long and has a maximum elevation of 3,002 m at its highest point called Sapitwa Peak.
Upon our arrival we will check into our accommodation, enjoy a nice lunch before heading to one of the tea plantations of the area followed by a short walk to the famous Dziwe la nkhalamba waterfalls.
We will head back to our accommodation at the end of the day.

On day 3 we will embark on a moderate hike in the Chambe Plateau in the Mount Mulanje.
The hike will take approximately 8 hours.
We will arrive at our accommodation in the middle of the afternoon where you will have time to relax before enjoying dinner.

Driving distance: 75 km for the day
Accommodation: 3* Guesthouse
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Tea plantation, Waterfall walk, Hike around Mount Mulanje
Optional activities: –

Days 4 – 5 – 6 Liwonde National Park:
Today we leave the high plateaus to embark to the famous Liwonde National Park.
Home to the big five, the reserve covers 548 square kilometres of woodlands and dry savannah.
A 30km section of the Shire River runs through the park including a section of the shore of Lake Malombe, 20 km south of Lake Malawi.

On our arrival to we will check into our accommodation and have lunch. Later during the day, we will embark on our first game drive in the park.

On day 5 we will start our day by doing a morning game walk.
Then you will have time to relax during the hot hours of the day before we leave for a boat safari in the Shire River.

On day 6 we will spend the day doing morning and afternoon game drives.

Driving distance: 180 km for the day
Accommodation: 3* Lodge
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Afternoon game drive, Morning walk, Boat safari, Morning game drives
Optional activities: –

 

Days 7 – 8 – 9 Lake Malawi National Park:
Today we will do a last morning game drive in Liwonde National Park before we head towards the famous Malawi lake which is also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique. It is the fourth largest fresh water lake in the world by volume, the ninth largest lake in the world by area and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa.
After check into our lodge we will have lunch next to the waters of lake Malawi before heading for a short excursion in the area. We will take a short walk around the nearby hills and head back to the lodge in Kayaks. Take the rest of the day to relax.

In the morning of day 8 we will visit one of the nearby villages.
This is an informal activity and will be arrange directly with the lodge as many options can be provided like visiting a clinic, a local school or orphanage.
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to embark on a sunset dhow cruise.

On day 9 enjoy a full day of leisure near the lake.

Driving distance: 215 km for the day
Accommodation: 4* Lodge
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Hike and Kayaking, Village walk, Sunset boat cruise
Optional activities: Snorkeling

 

Days 10 – 11: Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
We leave the shores of lake Malawi to go north of the country into the Nkotakota Reserve.
It is the biggest and oldest wildlife reserve in the country, stretching for 1,800 square kilometres, it is a place that is ecologically and socially sustainable by increasing animal populations and reducing poaching by hiring and training rangers.
The park is home to antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, baboons, leopards, and warthogs and some 280 species of bird have been recorded in the reserve.
On our first day we will go for an afternoon game drive and hope to spot as many animals as possible.
We will head back to the lodge at the end of the day for a nice rewarding dinner.

On day 11 we will embark on a full day hike nearby one of the hills of the reserve.
We will also have the possibility to see some wildlife along our walk and learn more about the bush specially for the little things that can cross our pathway.
We will head back to the lodge in the middle of the afternoon for some time off before enjoying dinner.

Driving distance: 300 km for the day
Accommodation: 4* Lodge
Breakfasts: included
Lunches: Included
Dinners: Included
Included activities: Afternoon game drive, Full day hike
Optional activities:

Day 12: Lilongwe
Today we head towards the capital of Malawi, Lilongwe.
We will arrive during lunch time and have the rest of the day to discover the capital or visit a local food market, or simply enjoying the hotel facilities before our last dinner together.

Driving distance: 210 km for the day
Accommodation: 4* Guesthouse
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinners: Own expense
Included activities:

Day 13: Airport:
Time to say goodbye, you will be taken to the airport 2 hours before your departure flight.

Driving distance: 26 km for the day
Accommodation: 3* Guesthouse
Breakfast: Included

Included & Not Included

Tour include:
3 – 4 Star accommodation
All camping material
Meals shown on itinerary
All activities shown on the itinerary
All entry fees to the parks
Vehicle, toll gates and fuel
Professional guide/driver
Pick up and drop off at airport/hotel
Flights shown on the itinerary

Tour don’t include:
International flights
Some own expense meals
Entry visas for Botswana and Zimbabwe
Optional activities
Souvenirs
Gratuities
Drinks
Travel insurance
Airport taxes

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