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Overview

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 following 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 4×4 game drives you encounter the incredible bird- and wildlife that inhabits this magnificent reserve.

The 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 4×4 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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Canoe and fish on the Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
  • Snorkel and dive in Lake Malawi
  • Enjoy 4x4 game drives and walking safaris in Liwonde National Park
  • Guided village tours and sleep-outs
  • Experience a working tea farm
  • Fly- and freshwater fishing on Lake Malawi
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Summary

Tour Duration: 11 Days
Start: Malawi
End: Malawi

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited

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Malawi

Tongole Wilderness Lodge
1 Nights
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Lake Malawi, Malawi

Kaya Mawa Lodge
2 Nights
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Malawi

Norman Carr Cottage
1 Nights
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Malawi

Mvuu Lodge - Malawi
2 Nights
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Malawi

Mkulumadzi Lodge
2 Nights
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Malawi

Huntingdon House
2 Nights

Itinerary

Day to day

On your arrival at Lilongwe International Airport you are met by a representative and transferred by road to Latitude 13 – a boutique hotel set in beautiful gardens. This ultra-contemporary abode is home to one of Malawi’s finest restaurants. Dinner is a stylish yet laid-back affair while leisurely lunches on the terrace overlooking the lush gardens and swimming pool are sublime. Enjoy an aperitif in the bar with its intriguing lighting features or make yourself comfortable in the lounge, which has an eclectic mix of unconventional furniture that double as works of art.

Your very large loft-style room features a private terrace overlooking the garden as well as a spacious en suite bathroom with a sunken tub and rain shower.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

A wonderful adventure for larger families or groups of friends covering the top highlights of magical Malawi. A mix bag of properties that will show case authenticity and luxury

What's Included?

  • All National Park fees
  • Museum entry and lunch at Mua mission
  • Scheduled activties
  • Selected drinks at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Mkulumadzi and Huntingdon House

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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