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:
Day 1: Upon arrival in Malawi, travel to Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park by road.
Day 2-3: Enjoy a variety of game activities throughout the day including boat safaris on the Shire River, guided game drives and community visits.
Day 4: Travel to Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi National Park by boat.
Day 7: Transfer to and depart from Lilongwe International Airport.
2020 Tour costs: $2000
Valid from 1st January – 30th June 2020 and 1st November 2020 – 1st January 2021 (7 Days /6 Nights)
Please check with us for rates between July - October 2020.
Mumbo Island is closed from 13th January – 20th February 2020
Includes: VIP meet and greet upon arrival into Lilongwe Airport, All meals, accommodation and road transfers throughout with a private guide/driver. Return boat transfers at Mumbo. Activities at Mvuu include two game activities (boat safari and a game drive). Activities at Mumbo include all park fees and non-motorized activities.

Excludes: Drinks, items of a personal nature. Most passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival at a cost of $75 per passport for a single-entry visa. Please pre-check your visa requirements before confirming your booking, travel Insurance is highly recommended, please ensure you/your guests have adequate cover.
Day 1 - 3: Mvvu Camp
Liwonde National Park safari activities
On arrival in Lilongwe, you will be met by your guide and you will be transferred 4-5 hours to Mvuu Camp 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, local tours to Nanthomba school and bike rides to Njobvu village.

Accommodation: Mvuu Camp has a spectacular vantage point along the Shire River that draws all manner of fauna to its banks. The camp, comprising 14 units as well as a nearby campsite, is a clever mix of spacious stone and canvas chalets and specially designed family tents. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area offers a magnificent river vista that is framed by two large baobab trees. Dinners are sometimes held under the stars in a specially constructed boma.
Alternative accommodation is also available at sister property, Mvuu Lodge (check with us what packaged rate will be).
Day 4 - 6: 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 7: 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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