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*This tour does not accept children under 12.

If you’re looking for a safari with a difference and one that’s a little off the beaten track, this route is for you. The focus is Nkhotakota, a rugged forest reserve on the shores of Lake Malawi. It’s remained largely off the tourist radar until very recently and even now only has one small lodge. After this hop over to Lake Malawi for a few days of relaxation. Here you can guarantee days spent snorkelling in the gin-clear waters, a spot of beach lounging, and sunset sails (cocktail mandatory).


Start Lilongwe (Day 1)
Day 2-4 Nkhotakota WR
Day 5-8 Domwe (Island)
End Lilongwe (City) (Day 9)

Tour Features

Luxury tour

This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.


Minimum age of 12 years

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives, walking safaris (with an armed guide), boat trip & beach time
  • Game drives: open-sided 4x4 vehicle
  • Getting around: normal 4x4 vehicle
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day
  • 1
    Latitude 13 Luxury hotel in or near Lilongwe
    Breakfast Included
  • 2-4
    Tongole Wilderness Lodge Luxury lodge inside Nkhotakota WR
    All Meals Included
  • 5-8
    Domwe Island Adventure Camp Mid-range tented camp in or near Domwe
    Meals at Own Expense
  • 9
    End of tour (No accommodation)
    Meals at Own Expense

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  • This tour is offered by Timbuktu, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Timbuktu.