Land & Lake Safaris

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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

Welcome to Blantyre

Welcome to Blantyre

Arrive in Blantyre today where you will be met by your Land & Lake qualified female guide. Here we
will gather at Leslie Lodge to relax and do a full tour briefing over dinner. Meet the other participants of the tour and if there's time, head into Blantyre to pick up any snacks or last-minute supplies for the journey! Night at Leslie Lodge
including dinner, bed and breakfast.

Main Destination:
Blantyre (City)
Accommodation:
The Leslie
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Blantyre
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Blantyre to Zomba

Blantyre to Zomba

After breakfast, we'll make our way through the bustling streets of Blantyre and up to the quiet historic
town of Zomba, en-route we'll stop at the communications museum and other historical sights in the
town before heading to one of the local restaurants for lunch. We'll head up the mountain and check-in
to KuChawe inn to overnight on dinner, bed and breakfast. An afternoon walk along one of the
mountain streams and dam offers superb views of the plains below, flowers, trees and birds.

Main Destination:
Zomba Plateau
Accommodation:
Sunbird Ku Chawe
  • Mid-range hotel located inside Zomba Plateau
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Zomba to Liwonde National Park

Zomba to Liwonde National Park

Head back down the mountain with some interesting stops en route to Liwonde Park. Its a game drive
through the park to Mvuu Camp, where we set up camp on the banks of the Shire River. 3mX3m
dome tents are furnished with camp beds, matrasses, sleeping bags and a small camp pillow. Your
guide will treat you to and show you a variety of culinary camp foods. Overnight Camping with all meals
and equipment supplied.

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
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HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Liwonde NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Exploring Liwonde National Park

Exploring Liwonde National Park

Wake up early for tea, coffee and a light breakfast before we head out for a game drive with your guide. We'll pop the roof on the vehicle and explore the National Park, stopping for tea and coffee in the middle of the drive and returning for brunch. Relax in the heat of the day and after high tea we'll head out with Mvuu Camp for a boat safari along the Shire River, enjoying a sundowner on the boat. We will return to our campsite in the evening and enjoy dinner under the stars.

Main Destination:
Liwonde National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Liwonde NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Exploring Liwonde National Park

Exploring Liwonde National Park

Another day in this Malawi paradise on the banks of the Shire River. Today we'll head out for a light game walk with an Mvuu Camp scout, retuning to our camp for lunch and a relax. Then this afternoon we'll head out for another game drive in our vehicle, enjoying sundowners before returning to the camp for dinner.

Main Destination:
Liwonde National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Liwonde NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Liwonde National Park to Lake Malawi

Liwonde National Park to Lake Malawi

Morning game activity then dismantle the camp and depart to Cape Maclear. Picnic lunch en route
and arrival at the boat launching point is in time for the transfer to the beautiful Mumbo Island. For the
adventurous, its possible to Kayak to the island which takes about 2 /3 hours [9km]. Night at Mumbo
Island with all meals provided.

Main Destination:
Mumbo Island (Lake Malawi)
Accommodation:
Mumbo Island Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located in or near Mumbo Isle
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Island Paradise

Island Paradise

A full day on the island to unwind and relax, there are kayaks and snorkelling gear available and
massage treatments can be arranged from the mainland. Mumbo has beautiful areas to snorkel and kayak around as well as walking trails, excellent birding and is a true feel of a "castaway" experience. Night at Mumbo including all meals.

Main Destination:
Mumbo Island (Lake Malawi)
Accommodation:
Mumbo Island Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located in or near Mumbo Isle
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Lake Malawi to Miombo Forest

Lake Malawi to Miombo Forest

Head back to the mainland on the scheduled morning boat transfer, then continue to Dedza, stopping
in the pottery workshop for a visit and to sample the delicious cheesecake! From there its another 2 hrs
to Dzalanyama Forest Lodge. Night in our little forest lodge with all meals provided.

Main Destination:
Dzalanyama Forest
Accommodation:
Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near the park
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Exploring the Forest

Exploring the Forest

Here you'll have a choice of activities - Walking and hiking into the forest on well signposted trails,
bikes are available so you can cycle along clearly marked cycle trails, an authentic, un-staged village
visit is available so you can fully experience village life or for the interested, an optional extra, horse-riding through the forest is offered Overnight Forest Lodge inclusive all meals.

Main Destination:
Dzalanyama Forest
Accommodation:
Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near the park
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

End of Tour

End of Tour

Todays departure is coordinated with afternoon flight times, we'll have breakfast and continue out of the forest - It’s a 2.5 hr transfer time from Dzalanyama to the airport and your return flight / onward journey. We say our goodbyes and end off tour!

Main Destination:
Lilongwe (City)
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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  • This tour is offered by Land & Lake Safaris, not SafariBookings.
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  • This group tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
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