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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1-2

Arrival into Blantyre and travel to Mijn Kitchen

Arrival into Blantyre and travel to Mijn Kitchen

On arrival in Malawi you will meet your local guide and enjoy a private transfer to Mjin Kitchen, where you will stay for 1 night.

Mijn Kitchen is a family owned Bed and Breakfast and the perfect stay for your first night in Malawi. Relax in this cosy establishment after your flight and enjoy freshly brewed coffee and artisanal food.

Main Destination:
Blantyre (City)
Accommodation:
Mijn Kitchen
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Blantyre
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3-4

Safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve

Safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve

You’ll have a leisurely morning and breakfast and check out before your private transfer to Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete Wildlife Reserve, around a two-hour drive. Situated on the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi River, this lodge is the most luxurious in the whole of Majete. With no age restriction and plenty of family friendly activities on offer, it’s the perfect place to create fond family memories together. You will stay here for two nights in a luxury family chalet.

Other optional activities include shorter child-friendly nature walks to identify droppings, seeds and feathers, boating safaris, viewing hides and cultural experiences to nearby villages and learn about the Malawian way of life.

Main Destination:
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Best Time To Visit July to October (Dry bush, animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (Park is busy, higher rates)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Majete WR

ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
ZebraOccasional
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HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Mkulumadzi Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Majete WR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5-8

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park

Enjoy your morning activity and breakfast before checking out for your private scenic transfer to Liwonde. With a plentiful packed lunch to eat en route, enjoy this scenic drive through the mountains, taking around four hours and arriving in time for afternoon tea.

Arrive into Liwonde at Kuthengo Camp where you will stay for 3 nights in a safari style luxury family tent. With no barriers to the surrounding wilderness, nature casually walks through camp and you’ll regularly see elephants, zebra and antelope browsing nearby meaning you don’t need to go far to feel on safari.

In between activities, there are plenty of children’s facilities at the camp, you’ll find a children’s play area and a shallow child-friendly pool with sun loungers. In the evening, enjoy a sundowner on the viewing deck and spot Liwonde’s impressive endemic birds through the telescope.

Main Destination:
Liwonde National Park
Best Time To Visit July to October (Dry bush, animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (The park is busy, higher rates)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Liwonde NP

ElephantCommon
HippoAbundant
BuffaloOccasional
ZebraOccasional
LionRare
Show more
HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Kuthengo Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Liwonde NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9-12

Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will boat across the river for your private transfer to Cape Maclear, taking approximately 1.5 hours. Set on its own 750m-long, palm-lined beach on the southern shore of Lake Malawi, you’ll be staying at Makokola Retreat for the next four nights in a luxury sunset villa with your own private pool and terrace with dazzling views over Lake Malawi.

On land, get sporty on the tennis courts, volleyball court, try racquetball or a game of golf on the 18-hole golf course. Afterwards, cool off in the swimming pool and enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant. With Italian owners, the homemade pizza and gelato here are excellent. Whatever you get up to, after a long day of adventure return to Makokola and indulge in a massage or treatment at the on-site spa.

Main Destination:
Lilongwe (City)
Accommodation:
The Makokola Retreat
  • Luxury resort located in or near Lake Malawi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Transfer to Lilongwe

Transfer to Lilongwe

Enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast before your private transfer back to Lilongwe, taking around 3.5 hours. You’ll stop off en route in Dedza, the highest town in Malawi, which sits in a dramatic landscape of forests and highlands, with Dedza mountain towering behind the town. You will have a chance to visit Dedza Pottery to view and buy the beautifully decorated artisan traditional pottery.

You have a one-night stay in the homely hotel Kumbali Country Lodge, in a leafy suburb of Lilongwe. With its eclectic decoration, incredible food and peaceful gardens, it’s the perfect place for you to recoup and rest before your international flight home tomorrow.

Main Destination:
Lilongwe (City)
Accommodation:
Kumbali Country Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Lilongwe
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 14

Departure from Malawi

Departure from Malawi

After a delicious home-made breakfast, you will check out and have your final private transfer to Kamazu International Airport for your international flight home.

Main Destination:
No major destination visited
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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