Land & Lake Safaris

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$2,714 to $3,502 pp (USD)

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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 Malawi

Welcome to Malawi

Arrive at the airport where you will be met by your Land & Lake representative and transferred to Africa house to unwind and relax. If time allows, have a brief city tour with your Land and Lake representative to get a brief understanding of where might be good to buy supplies for your journey. Night at Africa House on bed and breakfast basis.

Main Destination:
Lilongwe (City)
Accommodation:
Africa House Malawi
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Lilongwe
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Collect Your Vehicle & Start your Journey

Collect Your Vehicle & Start your Journey

This morning a Land and Lake representative will collect you from Africa and drive you into our offices in area 3 in Lilongwe, pointing out major shops and services that may be useful for prepping for your up-coming camping adventure. Enjoy coffee in our own cafe as we go over your contract and hire details and then be introduced to your vehicle by one of the operations and reservations team. This process can take up to two hours as we give you a detailed explanation on how to get the best out of your equipment and vehicle. After your handover, hit the road, stopping off to pick up any supplies you might need and drive north to Viphya plateau. It's approximately a 5-hour drive though times may change depending on weather and road conditions. Arrive at Luwawa and set up camp. Night here on camping basis, here you can pay for camping on arrival and book and pay for any activities that you might like to do during your stay.

Main Destination:
South Viphya Forest Reserve
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside South Viphya FR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Explore Luwawa

Explore Luwawa

Enjoy a full day in Viphya Plateau at your leisure. Night here camping and any activities or meals can be booked and paid for during your stay. There is horse riding available nearby, walking and hiking trails, excellent birding, archery and a wide range of other activities to get involved in. Or relax amongst the sprawling gardens and enjoy the view of the dam and forest beyond.

Main Destination:
South Viphya Forest Reserve
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside South Viphya FR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Luwawa to Nyika Plateau

Luwawa to Nyika Plateau

Break camp today and continue North. It's a longer drive today, through Mzuzu where you can re-supply on any additional items you might need for camping. Continue up to Nyika and pay for your park and vehicle entrance fees on arrival at the gate. The main gate closes at 5pm and it's a further hour up to the campsite from the gate. Ensure you arrive in plenty of time. Set up camp and pay direct for your camping fees. Additional activities can be booked and paid for with the lodge nearby.

Main Destination:
Nyika National Park
Best Time To Visit Nov to May (More animals and pleasant temperatures)
High Season July to September (Never busy, but high season rates)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Nyika NP

ZebraCommon
ElephantOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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LionNone
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Nyika NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Explore Nyika Plateau

Explore Nyika Plateau

Enjoy a full day in Nyika Plateau, various activities are available in the area including walking, hiking, birding, trekking, cycling, fly fishing and day and night game drives. Any activities you'd like to book can be arranged with the lodge and paid for during your stay. Night camping in Nyika.

Main Destination:
Nyika National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Nyika NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Exploring Nyika Plateau

Exploring Nyika Plateau

Enjoy a full day in Nyika Plateau, various activities are available in the area including walking, hiking, birding, trekking, cycling, fly fishing and day and night game drives. Any activities you'd like to book can be arranged with the lodge and paid for during your stay. Night camping in Nyika.

Main Destination:
Nyika National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Nyika NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Nyika to Lake Malawi

Nyika to Lake Malawi

Break camp this morning and head back down the plateau, you'll drive back through Mzuzu where you can buy some more food stuffs or additional items for the remainder of your camping expedition. Head down to the lakeshore and set up camp on the northern beach of Chitheche. Night at the campsite at Makuzi Beach Lodge.

Main Destination:
Chintheche (Town & Beach)
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Chintheche
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Explore Chintheche

Explore Chintheche

A full day on the beach with Makuzi Beach Lodge campsite - activities and any meals or drinks you'd like to arrange with Makuzi can be booked and paid for during your stay. Activities in the area include horse riding, birding, walking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and village tours. Night here camping.

Main Destination:
Chintheche (Town & Beach)
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Chintheche
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Chintheche to Nkhotakota

Chintheche to Nkhotakota

Today is a short drive from Chintheche to Nkhotakota so take your time packing up camp and make your way slowly down the lakeshore, past the expanse of sugar cane fields and views of the lake beyond. Arrive in Rafiki Safari Camp where you can set up camp and arrange for game viewing activities in Nkhotakota game reserve. Here you can pay for camping and any vehicle fees to enter the park where and when needed, additional activities and any meals or drinks from Rafiki can be booked and paid for during your stay.

Main Destination:
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Best Time To Visit July to October (Dry bush, animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (Never busy, but high season rates)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Nkhotakota WR

ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
BuffaloOccasional
ZebraOccasional
LionRare
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HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Just outside Nkhotakota WR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Explore Nkhotakota

Explore Nkhotakota

A full day in Nkhotakota, the lakeshore is also nearby if you'd like to spend a day at the lake, or head into the game reserve for a walking safari or game drive. Activities can be booked and paid for during your stay with Rafiki Safari Camp. Night at Rafiki camping.

Main Destination:
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Just outside Nkhotakota WR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Back to Lilongwe

Back to Lilongwe

Pack away your home on wheels for the last time and make your way back to Lilongwe. It's about a 5 hour drive, there's Kuti Wildlife reserve en-route which is a nice stop to explore, or head into Lilongwe in good time and explore the city. Head to the Land & Lake offices and cafe before 5 pm to off-hire your vehicle and a land and lake representative will transfer you to Africa house to unwind and relax.

Main Destination:
Lilongwe (City)
Accommodation:
Africa House Malawi
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Lilongwe
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

We say Goodbye

We say Goodbye

A Land and Lake representative will meet you at Africa house today and transfer you to the airport in time for your international flight out. If time allows, your driver will be available for a short city tour before you fly out. Or relax and enjoy breakfast in the garden, heading to the airport 3-3.5 hours before your departure flight. End of services.

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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  • This tour is offered by Land & Lake Safaris, not SafariBookings.
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