Northern Adventurer – 15 Nights

Zebra, Nyika Plateau

Flashpacking

Mid-Range

In Style

Day 1: Kumbali Cultural Village, Lilongwe


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Welcome to Malawi. Your guide will meet you at Lilongwe International Airport and transfer you to Kumbali Village in Lilongwe where you will be accommodated for the night before proceeding to South Luangwa. Kumbali Cultural Village offers very rustic accommodation ideal for groups of visitors who want an original stay over in Lilongwe or for volunteers who want to work on the surrounding community projects, as well as being wonderful accommodation for corporate retreats, team building or school trips. It also offers a family friendly environment and special functions of Malawian cuisine and traditional entertainment are always a fun night out for visitors and locals.

Kumbali Village also prides itself in providing excellent entertainment. We have two bands that play music ranging from traditional Malawian music to reggae and contemporary pop music. They play both acoustic and electric instruments depending on the occasion.

Day 2-5: Croc Valley Camp, South Luangwa


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After a night at Kiboko Town Hotel, it is now time to head to South Luangwa National Park. You will be transferred by road to Croc Valley Camp.

Croc Valley Camp is set on the banks of the picturesque South Luangwa River. Set in the reverine forest the camp in deliberately inconspicuous so as to retain the natural beauty of the surroundings and encourage wildlife to roam freely. An abundance of wildlife such as elephants, monkeys, hippos and a wide variety of antelope often pass through the camp and can be seen most days from the safety of our shaded rondavels, the bar, restaurant, chalets and tents.

At arrival at the camp you will and have some time to appreciate our new home in the bush for the next few days. In the evening we enjoy dinner at the tented camp restaurant overlooking the Luangwa River, watching elephants cross at dusk, and relax over a drink before retiring for the evening.

Day 5-6: Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Plateau


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After a breathtaking safari we leave South Luangwa to see the best parts of Malawi. After breakfast we will head to the stunning Luwawa Forest Lodge. Here you will be based in chalet accommodation which caters on a Full Board Basis. You will spend one night in the lodge.

The lodge contains most things that you would require for a relaxing stay, including a sauna. There is plenty of room in the dining area of the lodge and all the food is freshly prepared using fresh organic vegetables from a vegetable garden. The staff takes great pride in producing wholesome, homely and very tasty organic meals for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are served but you can also order afternoon snacks if required.

Day 6-8: Luwawa Mountain Bike Trail, Viphya Plateau


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The Luwawa Mountain Bike trail takes three days Cycling, a total distance of 150km, with the first night spent at Kasito forestry lodge with all facilities provided. The second night is spent camping outside Kawalazi Estate Club House, where a bar, showers, toilets, kitchen are provided. All food, cooking, camping and mountain biking equipment for the three days is provided along with a back-up vehicle, guides, mechanic and first aid equipment.

Day 1: Approx. 42Km (around 4hours Biking + breaks)

Day 2: Approx. 38Km (around 4 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 3: Approx. 40Km (around 5 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 8-10: Makuzi Beach Lodge, Chintheche – Viphya Plateau


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After three days of biking you will end at Makuzi Beach Lodge in Chintheche where you will have to recover.

Makuzi beach lodge is situated on the lush northern shores of Lake Malawi. It is one of the Malawi’s only private white sand beaches which provides guest with a superb, secluded retreat and wonderful views across Africa’s third water fresh lake. All chalets are en-suite with a stunning lake views set in perfectly manicured garden. This relaxed lakeshore lodge is a perfect retreat with a well-deserved reputation or a warm hospitality and great facilities. Makuzi beach lodge is a perfect location for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.

Day 10-12: Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park


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As soon as you are done with breakfast, we will depart from Mazuki Beach and drive you over to Chelinda, an alpine experience, unique on the African continent.

Located high on the Nyika Plateau within Nyika National Park, Chelinda Camp overlooks a crystal-clear dam with panoramic views of rolling hills and isolated ridges with a rich expanse of grasslands, dotted with herds of wildlife from eland to zebras and roan antelope. Accommodation at Chelinda Camp consists of two options. There are four chalets which have two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, dining area with a fireplace and a small kitchen. There are alos six en-suite rooms with twin beds which share a dining, bar and lounge area complete with luxurious furnishings and an inviting fireplace for those cozy nights.

Warm clothing is also to be carried as nights on the plateau get chilly.

Day 12-14: Hiking Trail, Nyika National Park


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Today you will do The Livingstonia Trail, which is a two-night/three-day hike comprising approximately six hours walking per day. The first day traverses the high plateau grasslands as far as the Phata Stream where camp is made.

The second day is a steep descent through the Mwenembwe Forest to the boundary of the Nyika National Park at Chakaka Village.

The third day is along the steep sided North Rumphi valley through Malawian villages where the people eke out an existence from the steep slopes. There is a final ascent to Livingstonia.

Accommodation is in trails camps that are situated near rivers; each site has sturdy small tents and eco-friendly latrine services (long drops) and bucket showers provided with water heated over the fire. Drinking water is available throughout the trip from the mountain streams; however once you reach the park boundary on the second day it is not advisable to drink from these. Three wholesome meals a day are provided; the exact menu will depend on time of year and personal preferences.

Day 14-16: Sangilo Sanctuary Lodge, Livingstonia


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After the hike you will go to Sangilo Lodge. Here you have two nights to recover from the hike and enjoy the beautiful northern Lake Shore.

Nestled around a secluded cove on the Sangilo peninsula, the Sanctuary provides an idyllic escape to the lake in Northern Malawi. The tastefully furnished cliff-top chalets provide a unique view along the peninsula, to Chilumba Island and across Lake Malawi to the magnificent Livingstonia mountain range in Tanzania.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Sangilo Sanctuary we will drive you straight to Lilongwe International Airport to catch your flight back home. We hope you will take fantastic memories of your vacation back with you and return to Africa soon!

End of Tour…

For full pricing and departure information please download the brochure or email us with any questions.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Lilongwe
South Luangwa
Chintheche
Livingstonia

Safari Price


Enquire Now

Included


✓ All meals (where stated full board)

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Lunch and dinner at Kiboko Town Hotel

✗ Motorised water sports $50

✗ Double entry Malawi visa $150

Please Note: Full board accommodation will include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Day 1-2: Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe


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Welcome to Malawi, the warm heart of Africa! Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, your Malawian Style guide will welcome you and after greetings we will drive straight to Kumbali Country Lodge for a night before proceeding to South Luangwa National Park.

Kumbali Country Lodge is a private lodge, situated on a 650 hectare forest reserve and dairy farm land. Only 10 minutes from the capital city, Lilongwe, along a quiet traffic-free road. The accommodation is stylish, relaxed and informal; it is much more than just another Lilongwe hotel and a perfect area for scenic walks and bike rides.

Day 2-5: Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa


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After a night at Kumbali country Lodge, it is now time to head to South Luangwa National Park. You will be transferred by road to Wildlife Camp.

Wildlife Camp is a safari camp on the banks of the Luangwa National park Zambia. The guests are provided with an affordable front – row seat to one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. At the camp there is rustic en-suite chalets, a secluded en-suite tented camp, a bush camp for overnight walking safari and a stunning campsite, all situated on the banks of the Luangwa.

Day 5-6: Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Plateau


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After a breathtaking safari we leave South Luangwa to see the best parts of Malawi. After breakfast we will head to the stunning Luwawa Forest Lodge. Here you will be based in chalet accommodation which caters on a Full Board Basis. You will spend one night in the lodge.

The lodge contains most things that you would require for a relaxing stay, including a sauna. There is plenty of room in the dining area of the lodge and all the food is freshly prepared using fresh organic vegetables from a vegetable garden. The staff takes great pride in producing wholesome, homely and very tasty organic meals for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are served but you can also order afternoon snacks if required.

Day 6-8: Luwawa Mountain Bike Trail, Viphya Plateau


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The Luwawa Mountain Bike trail takes three days Cycling, a total distance of 150km, with the first night spent at Kasito forestry lodge with all facilities provided. The second night is spent camping outside Kawalazi Estate Club House, where a bar, showers, toilets, kitchen are provided. All food, cooking, camping and mountain biking equipment for the three days is provided along with a back-up vehicle, guides, mechanic and first aid equipment.

Day 1: Approx. 42Km (around 4hours Biking + breaks)

Day 2: Approx. 38Km (around 4 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 3: Approx. 40Km (around 5 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 8-10: Makuzi Beach Lodge, Chintheche


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After three days of biking you will end at Makuzi Beach Lodge in Chintheche where you will have two days to recover.

Makuzi beach lodge is situated on the lush northern shores of Lake Malawi. It is one of the Malawi’s only private white sand beaches which provides guest with a superb, secluded retreat and wonderful views across Africa’s third water fresh lake. All chalets are en-suite with a stunning lake views set in perfectly manicured garden. This relaxed lakeshore lodge is a perfect retreat with a well-deserved reputation or a warm hospitality and great facilities. Makuzi beach lodge is a perfect location for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.

Day 10-12: Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park


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As soon as you are done with breakfast, we will depart from Makuzi Beach and drive you over to Chelinda, an alpine experience, unique on the African continent.

As soon as you are done with breakfast, we will depart from Mazuki Beach and drive you over to Chelinda, an alpine experience, unique on the African continent.

Located high on the Nyika Plateau within Nyika National Park, Chelinda Camp overlooks a crystal-clear dam with panoramic views of rolling hills and isolated ridges with a rich expanse of grasslands, dotted with herds of wildlife from eland to zebras and roan antelope. Accommodation at Chelinda Camp consists of two options. There are four chalets which have two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, dining area with a fireplace and a small kitchen. There are alos six en-suite rooms with twin beds which share a dining, bar and lounge area complete with luxurious furnishings and an inviting fireplace for those cozy nights.

Warm clothing is also to be carried as nights on the plateau get chilly.

Day 12-14: Hiking Trail, Nyika National Park


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Today you will do The Livingstonia Trail, which is a two-night/three-day hike comprising approximately six hours walking per day. The first day traverses the high plateau grasslands as far as the Phata Stream where camp is made.

The second day is a steep descent through the Mwenembwe Forest to the boundary of the Nyika National Park at Chakaka Village.

The third day is along the steep sided North Rumphi valley through Malawian villages where the people eke out an existence from the steep slopes. There is a final ascent to Livingstonia.

Accommodation is in trails camps that are situated near rivers; each site has sturdy small tents and eco-friendly latrine services (long drops) and bucket showers provided with water heated over the fire. Drinking water is available throughout the trip from the mountain streams; however once you reach the park boundary on the second day it is not advisable to drink from these. Three wholesome meals a day are provided; the exact menu will depend on time of year and personal preferences.

Day 14-16, Sangilo, Livingstonia


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After the hike you will go to Sangilo Lodge. Here you have two days to recover from the hike and enjoy the beautiful northern Lake Shore.

Nestled around a secluded cove on the Sangilo peninsula, the Sanctuary provides an idyllic escape to the lake in Northern Malawi. The tastefully furnished cliff-top chalets provide a unique view along the peninsula, to Chilumba Island and across Lake Malawi to the magnificent Livingstonia mountain range in Tanzania.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Sangilo Sanctuary Lodge we will drive you straight to Lilongwe International Airport to catch your flight back home. We hope you will take fantastic memories of your vacation back with you and return to Africa soon!

End of Tour…

For full pricing and departure information please download the brochure or email us with any questions.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Lilongwe
South Luangwa
Chintheche
Livingstonia

Safari Price


Enquire Now

Included


✓ All meals (where stated full board)

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Lunch at Kumbali Country Lodge

✗ Motorised water sports

✗ Visas to Malawi & Zambia

Please Note: Full board accommodation will include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Day 1-2: Latitude 13 Hotels – Area 43, Lilongwe


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Welcome to Malawi, the warm heart of Africa! Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, your Malawian Style guide will welcome you and after greetings we will drive straight to Latitude 13 Hotel for a night before proceeding to South Luangwa National Park.

This is a new contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Lilongwe. With 3 Luxury Suites and 6 Executive Suites this boutique hotel will be a welcome surprise for business travelers and holiday makers passing through. The hotel boasts the finest restaurant in Lilongwe with an exceptional wine collection.

Day 2-5: Kafunta River Lodge, Zambia


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Today after breakfast, we will head towards the Mchinji border, crossing the border into Zambia we drive straight to Kafunta River Lodge in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. South Luangwa National Park is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world: 60 different animal species and over 400 bird species living in a pristine environment.

Kafunta is a classic Zambian safari lodge where you will find the rest and peace you need after an exciting day of game drives with their highly knowledgeable guides. At Kafunta each of the luxury private chalets and the main lounge/dining area has fantastic views of the game rich flood plain. Next to the bar reside the pool and the natural hot spring in the Luangwa Valley. This unique hot tub is fed from a completely natural geothermal source on Kafunta’s grounds. Here you can enjoy pure relaxation while being presented with magnificent views over the flood plain and the Luangwa River.

Central to the lodge is the spacious lounge and dining area that has been thatched in the traditional style. A tall old semi-evergreen wild mango tree in the centre gives shade on sunny days. There is a welcoming camp fire which is lit each evening as the sun goes down and guests and guides meet around the fire to share the latest stories of wildlife encounters or, simply to listen to the sounds of the bush.

Day 5-6: Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Plateau


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After a breathtaking safari we leave South Luangwa to see the best parts of Malawi. After breakfast we will head to the stunning Luwawa Forest Lodge. Here you will be based in chalet accommodation which caters on a Full Board Basis. You will spend one night in the lodge.

The lodge contains most things that you would require for a relaxing stay, including a sauna. There is plenty of room in the dining area of the lodge and all the food is freshly prepared using fresh organic vegetables from a vegetable garden. The staff takes great pride in producing wholesome, homely and very tasty organic meals for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are served but you can also order afternoon snacks if required.

Day 6-8: Luwawa Mountain Bike Trail, Viphya Plateau


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The Luwawa Mountain Bike trail takes three days Cycling, a total distance of 150km, with the first night spent at Kasito forestry lodge with all facilities provided. The second night is spent camping outside Kawalazi Estate Club House, where a bar, showers, toilets, kitchen are provided. All food, cooking, camping and mountain biking equipment for the three days is provided along with a back-up vehicle, guides, mechanic and first aid equipment.

Day 1: Approx. 42Km (around 4hours Biking + breaks)

Day 2: Approx. 38Km (around 4 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 3: Approx. 40Km (around 5 hours Biking + breaks)

Day 8-10: Makuzi Beach Lodge, Chintheche – Viphya Plateau


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After three days of biking you will end at Makuzi Beach Lodge in Chintheche where you will have two days to recover.

Makuzi beach lodge is situated on the lush northern shores of Lake Malawi. It is one of the Malawi’s only private white sand beaches which provides guest with a superb, secluded retreat and wonderful views across Africa’s third water fresh lake. All chalets are en-suite with a stunning lake views set in perfectly manicured garden. This relaxed lakeshore lodge is a perfect retreat with a well-deserved reputation or a warm hospitality and great facilities. Makuzi beach lodge is a perfect location for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.

Day 10-12: Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park


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As soon as you are done with breakfast, we will depart from Makuzi Beach and drive you over to Chelinda, an alpine experience, unique on the African continent.

Located high on the Nyika Plateau within Nyika National Park, Chelinda Lodge overlooks a crystal-clear dam with panoramic views of rolling hills, isolated ridges and open high-altitude with a rich experience of grasslands, leopards to orchids.

There are four chalets which have two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, dining area with a fireplace and a small kitchen. There are also six en-suite rooms with twin beds, which share a dining, bar and lounge area complete with luxurious furnishings and an inviting fireplace for those cozy nights.

Warm clothing is also to be carried as nights on the plateau get chilly.

Day 12-14: Hiking Trail, Nyika National Park


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Today you will do The Livingstonia Trail, which is a two-night/three-day hike comprising approximately six hours walking per day. The first day traverses the high plateau grasslands as far as the Phata Stream where camp is made.

The second day is a steep descent through the Mwenembwe Forest to the boundary of the Nyika National Park at Chakaka Village.

The third day is along the steep sided North Rumphi valley through Malawian villages where the people eke out an existence from the steep slopes. There is a final ascent to Livingstonia.

Accommodation is in trails camps that are situated near rivers; each site has sturdy small tents and eco-friendly latrine services (long drops) and bucket showers provided with water heated over the fire. Drinking water is available throughout the trip from the mountain streams; however once you reach the park boundary on the second day it is not advisable to drink from these. Three wholesome meals a day are provided; the exact menu will depend on time of year and personal preferences.

Day 14-16: Sangilo, Livingstonia


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After the hike you will go to Sangilo Lodge. Here you have two nights to recover from the hike and enjoy the beautiful northern Lake Shore.

Nestled around a secluded cove on the Sangilo peninsula, the Sanctuary provides an idyllic escape to the lake in Northern Malawi. The tastefully furnished cliff-top chalets provide a unique view along the peninsula, to Chilumba Island and across Lake Malawi to the magnificent Livingstonia mountain range in Tanzania.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Sangilo Sanctuary Lodge we will drive you straight to Lilongwe International Airport to catch your flight back home. We hope you will take fantastic memories of your vacation back with you and return to Africa soon!

End of Tour…

For full pricing and departure information please download the brochure or email us with any questions.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Lilongwe
South Luangwa
Chintheche
Livingstonia

Safari Price


Enquire Now

Included


✓ All meals (where stated full board)

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Lunch and dinner at Latitude 13 Hotel

✗ Motorised water sports

✗ Zambia & Malawi visa

Please Note: Full board accommodation will include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Download Brochure