You kick off your 13-day Malawian adventure in Lilongwe where you overnight at Latitude 13, chic boutique hotel that houses one of Malawi’s most reputable restaurants. Then head off to Tongole Wilderness Lodge in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve where you stay in a vast open-fronted loft-style ‘apartment’ overlooking the reserve, which is inhabited by a diversity of wildlife, and have the option canoeing or fishing on the Bua River. Your next stop is Kaya Mawa Lodge, situated at the head of a crescent-shaped bay on Likoma Island, which offers balmy days wallowing in the warm waters and sunbathing on the pristine beach. The next leg of your journey takes you to Norman Carr Cottage on the southern shore of Lake Malawi. Here you can snorkel and scuba dive in the lake’s glistening waters that abound with brightly-coloured cichlids.
Your next destination is Mvuu Wilderness Lodge situated along the banks of a quiet tributary off the Shire River within Liwonde National Park. On guided 4x4 game drives you encounter the incredible bird- and wildlife that inhabits this magnificent reserve. Your next stayover is within the Majete Wildlife Reserve at Mkulumadzi Lodge, which overlooks the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi rivers. Here you marvel at the Kapichira Falls on an afternoon boat cruise and enjoy game viewing from a 4x4 and the deck of your open-fronted suite. Your penultimate stop is the grand Huntingdon House on the Satemwa Tea Estate. Your epic Malawian journey ends at Zomba Forest Lodge – an intimate guesthouse nestled among the forests of the Zomba Plateau that offers hiking, mountain biking, fishing and barbeques under the African sky.