Southern Adventurer – 15 Nights

Mount Mulanje, Malawi

Southern Adventurer – 15 Nights

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 Kumbali, 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 5-7: Blue Zebra Lodge (Safari Tents), Nankoma Island


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After these few days tracking the incredible Zambian Wildlife, it is time to head back to Malawi. We will go via the Tribal Textile and then later proceed to Senga Bay, Salima. Upon arrival at Senga Bay, Salima you will take a 20 minutes Boat ride to Blue Zebra Island Lodge in Lake Malawi National Park which forms part of Marelli Island Archipelago.

It 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.

Day 7-10: Hiking Mulanje, Mulanje


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After spending the last two nights at the lake, it is now time to head to the beautiful Mulanje Mountain where you will have the opportunity to climb the great Mulanje Mountain.

The hike is a slow but challenging 5 hours walk with several stunning waterfalls and rock pools along the way.

While hiking Mount Mulanje you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and stunning views with time to swim in waterfalls and rock pools on route.

Day 10-12: Zomba Forest Lodge, Zomba Plateau


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Enjoy your last morning descending Mulanje Massive and then it is time to head to Zomba Plateau. Estimated time of arrival in Zomba is for a late lunch, we will drive straight to the Zomba Forest Lodge, in a stunning location on Zomba Plateau.

This is an inviting, charming lodge with 4 rooms (2 twins and 2 doubles, all en-suite) boasting a colorful and lush garden to explore; a real treat to walk around and bird watch.

Day 12-14: Mvuu Camp (camping), Liwonde National Park


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It is now time to drive to Liwonde National Park. You will spend the next two nights at Mvuu Camp situated right inside the National Park.

Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River (pronounced Shiree), with a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area is situated nearby, offering a magnificent vista of the Shire River. Dinners are sometimes held under the stars in a specially constructed BOMA. Activities at Mvuu Camp revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular.

Day 14-16: Domwe Island, Cape Maclear


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After breakfast, it is now time to drive to your next piece of paradise on the Lake Malawi. Arriving at Cape Maclear you will drive straight to Kayak Africa reception before at 10:30 am, from there you will either Kayak out or boat ride to Domwe Island a 45 minutes trip.

Domwe Island is the largest unpopulated island in Lake Malawi, with a circumference of 11km and a highest point 400m above lake level. Domwe Island Adventure Camp is basic yet exclusive. It lies behind a small beach on the island’s west side. From solar lighting to dry compost toilets Domwe aims to be as eco-friendly as possible, so during your stay here you will be living authentically alongside nature.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Domwe you will get the boat back to Cape Maclear, and 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
Zomba Plateau
Cape Maclear

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 Kumbali Country Lodge

✗ Motorised water sports

✗ Visas to Malawi and Zambia

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 5-7: Blue Zebra Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents), Nankoma Island


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After these few days tracking the incredible Zambian Wildlife, it is time to head back to Malawi. We will go via the Tribal Textile and then later proceed to Senga Bay, Salima. Upon arrival at Senga Bay, Salima you will take a 20 minutes Boat ride to Blue Zebra Island Lodge in Lake Malawi National Park which forms part of Marelli Island Archipelago.

It 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.

Day 7-10: Hiking Mulanje, Mulanje


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After spending the last two nights at the lake, it is now time to head to the beautiful Mulanje Mountain where you will have the opportunity to climb the great Mulanje Mountain.

The hike is a slow but challenging 5 hours walk with several stunning waterfalls and rock pools along the way.

While hiking Mount Mulanje you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and stunning views with time to swim in waterfalls and rock pools on route.

Day 10-12: Zomba Forest Lodge, Zomba Plateau


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Enjoy your last morning descending Mulanje Massive and then it is time to head to Zomba Plateau. Estimated time of arrival in Zomba is for a late lunch, we will drive straight to the Zomba Forest Lodge, in a stunning location on Zomba Plateau.

This is an inviting, charming lodge with 4 rooms (2 twins and 2 doubles, all en-suite) boasting a colorful and lush garden to explore; a real treat to walk around and bird watch.

Day 12-14: Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park


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It is now time to drive to Liwonde National Park. You will spend the next two nights at Mvuu Camp situated right inside the National Park.

Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River (pronounced Shiree), with a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area is situated nearby, offering a magnificent vista of the Shire River. Dinners are sometimes held under the stars in a specially constructed BOMA. Activities at Mvuu Camp revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular.

Day 14-16: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear – Lake Malawi


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After breakfast, it is now time to drive to your next piece of paradise on the Lake Malawi. Arriving at Cape Maclear you will drive straight to Kayak Africa reception before at 10:30 am, from there you will either Kayak out or boat ride to the stunning Mumbo Island a 45 minutes trip.

Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island floating on the expansive waters of the Lake Malawi National Park. With a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, the National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Mumbo Island you will catch the boat back to Cape Maclear, where we will meet you and 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!

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
Zomba Plateau
Lake Malawi

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

✗ Zambia visa $50

✗ Double entry Malawi visa $150

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, South Luangwa


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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.

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 5-7: Blue Zebra Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents), Nankoma Island


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After these few days tracking the incredible Zambian Wildlife, it is time to head back to Malawi. We will go via the Tribal Textile and then later proceed to Senga Bay, Salima. Upon arrival at Senga Bay, Salima you will take a 20 minutes Boat ride to Blue Zebra Island Lodge in Lake Malawi National Park which forms part of Marelli Island Archipelago.

It 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.

Day 7-10: Hiking Mulanje, Mulanje


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After spending the last two nights at the lake, it is now time to head to the beautiful Mulanje Mountain where you will have the opportunity to climb the great Mulanje Mountain.

The hike is a slow but challenging 5 hours walk with several stunning waterfalls and rock pools along the way.

While hiking Mount Mulanje you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and stunning views with time to swim in waterfalls and rock pools on route.

Day 10-12: Sunbird Kuchawe Hotel, Zomba Plateau


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Today you will leave the tea estates and head to the beautiful Zomba Plateau will begin. Your accommodation will be at the Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel.

Rising 1800 meter, Zomba is a beautiful location to go biking, horse riding or just relaxing and enjoying pleasant walks through forest, beside streams or across open grassland. Due to the higher altitude the plateau often feels pleasantly cool compared to other parts of the country. At Zomba Plateau you will also have the chance to see many different birds.

Day 12-14: Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park


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It is now time to drive to Liwonde National Park. You will spend the next two nights at Mvuu Lodge situated right inside Liwonde National Park.

The lodge nestles discreetly in a quiet lagoon just off the shire river with the main lounge area set above the water to make the most of the exceptional birds along with the hippos an excellent diversity of animals including elephant, sable antelope, impala and waterbuck can be found in the area. Activities at Mvuu lodge revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular.

Day 14-16: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear – Lake Malawi


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After breakfast, it is now time to drive to your next piece of paradise on the Lake Malawi. Arriving at Cape Maclear you will drive straight to Kayak Africa reception before at 10:30 am, from there you will either Kayak out or boat ride to the stunning Mumbo Island a 45 minutes trip.

Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island floating on the expansive waters of the Lake Malawi National Park. With a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, the National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world.

Day 16: Departure Lilongwe


All good things come to an end, and so does this trip. From Mumbo you will get the boat back to Cape Maclear and 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
Lake Malawi
Mulanje

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

 

Download Brochure