Welcome to Malawi! Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, you will meet your Malawian Style guide. After greetings, we will start driving to Senga Bay – Salima for your boat transfer to Nankoma Island. Your accommodation will be at the Blue Zebra Lodge in their luxury safari tents.
The lodge offers 5 luxury safari tents which are centrally located in an unspoiled environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, kayak around the island or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the full board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that give the lodge its name and inhabit every inch of the coastline.
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. Game Haven Lodge is set in serene and beautiful 500-acre Chimwemwe Game Park, located in one of the last remaining indigenous forests. The lodge also boasts a small wildlife population that roam the grounds, consisting of zebra, giraffe and various antelope, which are entertaining to watch and certainly enhance the view from your room!
Enjoy your last morning at Game Haven Lodge. After breakfast, we will depart from Thyolo and head towards Zomba Plateau. Estimated time of arrival is around lunchtime, we will drive straight to the Zomba Forest Lodge on the stunning Zomba Plateau.
This is an inviting, charming lodge with 4 rooms (2 twins and 2 doubles, all en-suite) and boasts a colourful and lush garden to explore; a real treat to walk around and bird watch.
Zomba Forest Lodge is a fantastic location, just a few minutes away from the stables so saddle up and go for a horse riding trail on the breathtaking Zomba Plateau, you won’t regret it!
From the mountains it is now time to drive to Mvuu Camp in Liwonde 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.
After breakfast, get ready now to drive to Cape Maclear to the Kayak Africa reception offices. At 10:30am your boat transfer will depart for the stunning Mumbo Island, which is approximately 45 minutes.
Mumbo is a deserted tropical island on the expansive waters of Lake Malawi. With amazing underwater boulders, around 500 species of colourful Cichlid fish and placid, clear water, the national park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkelling and scuba diving in the world.
All good things must come to an end and today after breakfast you will be transferred by boat to Cape Maclear – mainland. You will meet your Malawian Style guide and will then start driving back to Lilongwe International Airport for your flight back home.
End of Tour.
Thyolo Tea Estates
Liwonde National Park
Welcome to Malawi! Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Malawian Style guide. After greetings we will drive straight to Senga Bay – Salima for your 20-minute boat transfer to Nankoma Island. Here you will be accommodated at the Blue Zebra Lodge for the first two nights.
The lodge offers 8 exclusive tented en-suite chalets, each overlooking the lake and its crystal-clear waters. The chalets are nestled into the unspoiled island grooves 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 full board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that give the lodge its name and inhabit every inch of the coastline.
Mkulumadzi Lodge is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession and 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 will feel like an adventure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Huntingdon House on the Satemwa Tea Estate within the Thyolo district.
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.
From the stunning tea estates, get ready to drive to your next destination; the wonderful Kuthengo Camp in the Liwonde National Park.
On a large open plain on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, Kuthengo Camp is idyllically nestled between yellow-tree acacia and baobab trees. African fish eagles nesting in the baobabs of the surrounding area will wake you with the ‘voice of Africa’ during your stay in this wild natural paradise. Their four spacious, stylish and modern tents have en-suite bathrooms, each with double sinks, bathtub and open-air shower.
After breakfast, prepare to leave the Kuthengo Camp. Your Malawian Style guide will pick you up 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 one of their two stylish infinity pools. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching. At sunset, they offer scenic cruises on a traditional hand-crafted 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.
All the good things must come to an end and today after breakfast at the Pumulani, your Malawian Style guide will drive you straight from the Cape Maclear to Lilongwe International Airport for your flight back home. End of Tour…
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Liwonde National Park