11 days|10 nights
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Includes -all accommodation and meals on a full board basis unless otherwise specified; road transport throughout; activities and game drives as specified; meet and greet services; park fees and government taxes.
Excludes – international flights; visas, airport taxes, insurance, telephone, drinks, items of a personal nature, gratuities; motorised sports, scuba diving at Mumbo.
Operates – all year
Luwawa Forest Lodge
You will be met at Lilongwe International Airport and transferred to Luwawa Forest Lodge (approximately 4 to 5 hours drive). The lodge is set in the Viphya Mountains, a small haven of woodland in a malaria free zone, situated 1560 metres above sea level. This is a very pleasant overnight stop with the option of staying longer to enjoy hiking and mountain biking along the forest tracks.
After breakfast transfer by road (approximately 6 hours) to Chelinda Camp in Nyika National Park. Nyika has an atmosphere quite unlike any park in Africa, with rolling green grasslands and zebra appearing through the mist. Game that can be spotted include Burchell’s zebra, a variety of magnificient antelope, warthog, leopard, spotted hyena, jackal and serval. Birdlife is prolific with over 425 species of birds. Chelinda Camp is pleasantly situated overlooks a dam with views of the highlands.
Descend from the cooler climes of Nyika to Lake Malawi, where you will spend two nights at Chintheche Inn. Ten furnished en-suite rooms are located along the white sandy beach with beautiful views of Lake Malawi. Activities include kayaking, snorkelling, swimming in the pool or the lake. Village tours can be arranged. Scuba diving and horse riding are also available at nearby Khande Beach.
Mumbo Island Camp
Travel for 3 to 4 hours by road to Cape Maclear. From here you can choose to either kayak to Mumbo Island or take a 45 minute boat transfer. Mumbo Island is located on a pristine, deserted island 10 kilometres off the Cape Maclear Peninsula. The camp is tucked away on the rocks and beaches of a serene bay with crystal-clear waters. You will stay in comfortably furnished tents with en-suite hot bucket showers and eco-loos. The camp’s construction and its operations make an almost zero ecological impact on the island. Activities include kayaking snorkelling, scuba-diving (extra cost).
Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer by boat back to the mainland and then transfer by road (approximately 4 to 5 hours) to Mvuu Camp situated on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, where you will spend three nights. The park is 548 sq km and has a very diverse range of landscapes. It is Malawi’s premier wildlife destination and is considered one of the best birding destinations in Africa. Activities include day and night game drives, boat safaris on the river, guided walks local tours of Nanthomba school, bike rides to Njobvu village and the option of visiting the Rhino sanctuary (extra $5 per person paid locally).
Return to Lilongwe (approximately 4 hour road transfer) for your onward arrangements or add on two nights at Ku Chawe Inn on Zomba Plateau.