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Magical Malawi

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,706

Madonna may have helped put it on the mainstream map, but Malawi has been one of Africa’s hidden delights for years. Focused on the national parks, this Malawi tour showcases the country’s natural beauty.


This 12-day Malawi trip keeps the focus on nature and lets the country’s beauty speak for itself.

Start at Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete, with game drives, walks, or boating adventures – two per day are included – taking you to see antelope, zebras, hartebeest, kudus, elephants, buffalo, and perhaps even rare Black Rhinos. After your wildlife adventure, taste the refinement of the 1920s at Huntingdon House, an original family home with perfectly manicured gardens, secret patios and terraces, and more for you to explore, all surrounded by superb Malawi scenery. You’ll also have a full day to explore Satemwa Tea Estate.

Go on to Liwonde National Park, where the game drives, nature walks, and boating safaris centre on the Shire River, which flows to the mighty Zambezi. Its source is your next destination, Lake Malawi. This is one of the great lakes of Africa, and one of Malawi’s most picturesque areas, supporting a wide range of wildlife including hippos, monkeys, and fish eagles. Even the rare painted hunting dog has been spotted in recent years.

Spend a few days at leisure before returning to Lilongwe for departure.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,706

Itinerary

Day 1

Blue Zebra Lodge, Nankoma Island

Welcome to Malawi! Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, you will meet your Goway local representative after greetings you will be transferred to Blue Zebra in Nankoma Island for a night.

The Lodge offers 8 exclusive tented en suite chalets each overlooking the lake with some of crystal clear waters. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, Kayak around the islands or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that inhabit every inch of the coastline.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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    Blue Zebra Island Lodge



    Tucked away on Nankoma Island, a part of the Marelli Island archipelago, is the Blue Zebra Island Lodge. Under the protection of the Lake Malawi National Park, these three Islands offer a unique opportunity to see rare species of Malawi's colourful Cichlid fish that have ...

    Tucked away on Nankoma Island, a part of the Marelli Island archipelago, is the Blue Zebra Island Lodge. Under the protection of the Lake Malawi National Park, these three Islands offer a unique opportunity to see rare species of Malawi's colourful Cichlid fish that have earned this site its UNESCO World Heritage Site accreditation. The Islands are also renowned for their dazzling array of bird life. Less than 2 hours from Lilongwe you will find yourself on an unspoilt island paradise, surrounded by nature and luxury.

    The Lodge offers 8 exclusive tented en suite chalets each overlooking the lake with some of crystal clear waters. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, Kayak around the islands or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that inhabit every inch of the coastline.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Beachfront
    • Bird Watching
    • Breakfast
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Water sports/ Equipment

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Day 2

Blue Zebra Lodge

Full day at Blue Zebra Lodge to enjoy the many non-motorized activities on offer. Any motorized activities are at an additional cost.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estates

After breakfast, you will have a boat transfer from Blue Zebra Lodge to Senga Bay - Salima. Upon arrival at Senga Bay - Salima your guide will pick you up and drive towards Huntingdon House in Thyolo.

Arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, The Thyolo district forms the heart of Malawi's tea producing region with rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920's and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations, with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house is surrounded by magnificent gardens and beautiful old trees.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Huntingdon House

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    Huntingdon House



    As one of Malawi's first land claims registered in 1874, Satemwa Tea Estate is undoubtedly among the country's most respected and established tea and coffee producers managed and operated by third generation members of the Cathcart Kay family. Huntingdon House and Chawani Bungalow have been ...

    As one of Malawi's first land claims registered in 1874, Satemwa Tea Estate is undoubtedly among the country's most respected and established tea and coffee producers managed and operated by third generation members of the Cathcart Kay family. Huntingdon House and Chawani Bungalow have been sensitively renovated and proudly compliment Malawi's growing portfolio of international calibre lodges while retaining the historical character and charm of these period properties. Guests are invited to step back in time and share some of wonderful memories of this family home, explore the estate, discover the multitude of teas produced and hear the fascinating history of Satemwa Estate

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Sports facilities
    • Walking Paths

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Day 4

Satemwa Tea Estates

Full day of exploring Satemwa Tea Estate. Enjoy activities such as tea tasting, walks and mountain biking. All activities can be arranged through Satemwa Tea Estate (certain motorized activities are at an additional charge).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Satemwa Tea Estates

Another full day of leisure to explore Satemwa Tea Estate.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Mkulumadzi Lodge, Majete Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast it is time to head to Majete Wildlife Reserve. You will be accommodated at the stunning Mkulumadzi Lodge for the next two nights of your tour.

Mkulumadzi Lodge is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession; Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant Leadwood trees. It is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities.

Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with the experienced guides you will feel like an adventure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Mkulumadzi Lodge

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    Mkulumadzi Lodge


    Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant lead wood trees. It is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities. The lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living ...

    Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant lead wood trees. It is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities. The lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living quarters and private viewing deck. Guests can swim in our pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris. Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with our team of experienced guides will feel like an adventure.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Game Drives
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 7

Majete Wildlife Reserve

A full day in the Majete reserve with two game activities that include walks, drives or boat trips.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park

From the stunning Mkulumadzi Lodge, get ready to drive to your next destination; the wonderful Mvuu lodge in the Liwonde National Park.

Your accommodation will be at luxury Mvuu Lodge, overlooking the Shire River. With a profusion of hippos (Mvuu means hippo), crocodile and amazing birdlife you can enjoy you time sitting watching the wildlife by the river, as well as joining in any of the many activities.
Activities offered include game viewing, river cruises, nature walks, bird watching, star gazing and more.

The camp is of top quality with very classy luxury safari tents overlooking the lagoon, the food is exceptional and the package includes sunset river cruises and early morning game drives.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Mvuu Lodge

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    Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river. Accommodation comprises eight tents for a ...

    Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river. Accommodation comprises eight tents for a maximum of 16 guests, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, wildlife library and a swimming pool.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Game Drives
    • Lounge
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 9

Liwonde National Park

A full day in the Liwonde National Park with two daily game activities that include walks, drives or boat trips.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Pumulani Lodge, Cape Maclear

After breakfast, prepare to leave the Mvuu lodge. Your guide will pick you and drive towards Cape Maclear and turn on the way to the beautiful Pumulani Lodge.

Pumulani is an exclusive beach lodge within Lake Malawi National Park. The lodge has ten individually-designed villas spread out along a lush hillside overlooking the lake. Each villa boasts a large bedroom, a spacious living area and a private deck with lake view. Guests can relax on the sandy beach or at our stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching. At sunset we offer scenic cruises on our traditional wooden dhow. It's the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Malawi, described by the explorer David Livingstone as The Lake of Stars.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pumulani

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    Pumulani



    Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs to help reflect the heat provide ...

    Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs to help reflect the heat provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy. Guests can relax on the white sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our hand built dhow and snorkeling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fish life is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world.

    Pumulani offers the perfect mix for a memorable holiday. Enjoy being active or simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery.

    Facilities

    • Beach Access
    • Sailing
    • Swimming Pool
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 11

Cape Maclear

A full day in the Lake Malawi National Park to enjoy the many non-motorized activities on offer. Any motorized activities are at an additional cost.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Depart Lilongwe

All the good things must come to an end and today after breakfast at the Pumulani, your local guide will drive you straight from the Cape Maclear to Lilongwe International Airport for your flight back home.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Park fees
  • Safari Activities
  • Non-motorized water sports activities

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Motorized water sports activities

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share.  Subject to availability.

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