Malawi Suggested Itineraries
 
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Malawi Suggested Itinerary - Safari in Liwonde National Park and water sports including diving/snorkeling at Lake Malawi showing the highlights of Malawi in this affordable 7 day package.

 
This Southern Africa safari covers the bush and beach aspect of the little country, Malawi. Known as the “warm heart of Africa”, Malawi is not to be missed. The country’s large quantities of water, in the form of its great lakes and numerous rivers, makes the country a wildlife haven. The ‘Southern Adventurer Tour’ is perfect for guests wishing to combine exclusive wildlife encounters with intimate lakeside experiences.
 
As most people require a night in Lilongwe (due to flight arrival times), we have now included this in the tour cost however, we have also listed the per night prices if you don't need it or wish to reduce/increase the number of nights.
 
Tour Summary:
Days 1: Arrival at Lilongwe International Airport and transfer to Heuglin’s Lodge
Days 2, 3 & 4: Transfer to Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park
Days 5, 6 & 7: Transfer to Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi National Park
Day 8: Transfer to Lilongwe International Airport for flight out of Malawi.
 
2018 Tour costs:
Per person sharing: US$3 108 (single supplement: $468 when traveling with other people - will be more if you are traveling alone)
 
Includes: All accommodation and meals, road and boat transfers throughout, park fees and safari activities at Mvuu, kayaking and snorkeling at Mumbo.
Excludes: Drinks throughout, lunch in Lilongwe, scuba diving at Mumbo and items of personal nature.
 
Day 1: Heuglin’s Lodge
Heuglins Lodge accommodationOn arrival in Lilongwe, you will be met by your guide and transferred 30 minutes to Heuglin’s Lodge.
 
Area and Location: Heuglin’s Lodge is situated in the leafy residential suburbs of Lilongwe, just minutes away from the city centre and is in close proximity to many of the city’s restaurants, shopping centres and main areas of interest. Set in a tranquil and quiet garden, this attractive rambling house is named after the Heuglin’s Robin, which is often seen lurking in the lodge grounds.

Accommodation: The guesthouse has eight spacious and tastefully furnished en-suite bedrooms. Heuglin’s Lodge is fully catered and provides high quality home-style dining in a peaceful veranda that overlooks the gardens.

Facilities: Complimentary broadband internet access, a large lounge offering self-serve bar, satellite television, complimentary tea and coffee area with refreshments, a wildlife and travel library of books and magazines, a large outdoor swimming pool and attractive gardens with an abundance of birdlife.
 
Days 2, 3 & 4: Mvuu Lodge
Liwonde National Park safari activitiesAfter breakfast, you will be transferred 4-5 hours to Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park. Mvuu means “hippo” in the local Chichewa language and the name epitomises the large numbers of hippo pods that inhabit the nearby Shire River.
 
Area and Location: Liwonde National Park is Malawi’s premier wildlife haven which spans an area of 548 sq km. Named after Chief Liwonde who had championed its protection, the park harbours very diverse landscapes including swamps, deciduous woodlands, open grasslands, mopane and miombo woodlands as well as Palm savannah and numerous baobabs. The central feature of the Park is the mighty Shire River which flows from North to South from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi River in Mozambique.
 
Wildlife: The Park has a healthy population of elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Waterbuck wade in lagoons and marshes, while the open savannah and hills of the interior attract antelopes such the elegant sable, impala and bushbuck. Rare sightings include black rhino (found in the rhino sanctuary), leopard, serval and the occasional lion. Nearly 400 bird species occur in the Park with specials such as Böhm's Bee-eater, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s Fishing Owl and the only population of Lillian’s Lovebird in Malawi. The Park is one of the most exciting birding destinations in Africa.
 
Activities: Day and night game drives, boat safaris on the Shire River, guided walks, game drives in the Rhino sanctuary (extra $5 per person paid locally), local tours to Nanthomba school and bike rides to Njobvu village.

Accommodation: Mvuu Lodge is one of Malawi’s finest wilderness camps. Set in lush vegetation on the banks of a quiet lagoon, the lodge has 8 stunningly designed tents, each with a private viewing platform, luxurious furnishings and beautifully appointed bathrooms (including a unique outdoor shower).
 
Alternative accommodation is also available at sister property, Mvuu Camp (check with us what packaged rate will be).

Day 5, 6 & 7: Mumbo Island Camp
Hammock at sunsetAfter breakfast, you will be transferred 3-4 hours to the Kayak Africa Base Camp in Cape Maclear. From here you can choose to either kayak to the Island or take a 45 minute boat transfer.
 
Area and Location: Mumbo Island is located on a pristine, deserted island 10 kilometres off the Cape Maclear Peninsula. This exclusive camp is surrounded by the waters of Lake Malawi National Park and offers barefoot luxury and tranquillity. Lake Malawi National Park was the first fresh water park in the world, set aside for the preservation of fresh water fish, in this case the over 500 species of brightly coloured Cichlids many of which are easily observed at the Island.
 
Activities: A blend of exploration and leisure based activities are offered at Mumbo Island Camp. Kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving (extra cost), boat rides, scenic walks and birding are all available.
 
Accommodation: The camp is tucked away on the rocks and beaches of a serene bay and crystal-clear waters. Accommodation features tastefully furnished tents and a family unit with shaded decks, hammocks, en-suite hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. The Camp’s construction adheres to the strictest principles of eco-architecture and its operations make an almost zero ecological impact on the island. This is one of the most magical places in Africa and the only truly wilderness destination on the Lake.

Day 8: Departure
Today you will be transferred by early boat and road back to Lilongwe. We will ensure that you arrive at Lilongwe International Airport in time for your onward flight connections.

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