Southern Explorer – 15 Nights

15 nights Budget SL & South Mal

15 nights Mid range SL & South Mal

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15 nights Luxury SL & South Mal

Day 1: Kumbali House, Lilongwe


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Welcome to Malawi. Your guide will meet you at Lilongwe International Airport and transfer you to Kumbali House in Lilongwe where you will be accommodated for the night before proceeding to South Luangwa. Kumbali House offers very rustic accommodation, ideal for groups of visitors who want an original stay over in Lilongwe.

Day 2 – 5: Croc Valley Camp, South Luangwa


After breakfast, it is time to head South Luangwa National Park`s Croc Valley Camp. Set in the riverine forest the camp in deliberately inconspicuous so as to retain the natural beauty of the surroundings and encourage wildlife to roam freely. Following a day of safari, the evening will be spent enjoying 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


Following 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. From Salima you will take a 20-minute boat ride to Blue Zebra Island Lodge. Here you will be able to enjoy stunning surroundings, crystal clear waters and embrace island life.

Day 7 – 10: Kara O’Mula, Mulanje


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Kara O’Mula Country Lodge is located at a pristine site at the foot of Mulanje Mountain, about 65 kilometres from Blantyre City. The main building is a 1905 renovated former colonial house of the District Commissioner, where wonderful summer sunsets can be captured from the long veranda.

Facilities include 27 accommodation units, 20 of which are scattered around the lower mountain forest, and have breath-taking views of the great Mulanje Mountain, the surrounding tea estates, the Thyolo Highlands and mountains across the border in Mozambique. Our busy restaurant is in “old” building, next to the main bar. The bar itself has large windows so guests can enjoy the view around.

Day 10 – 12: Zomba Forest Lodge, Zomba Plateau


From Mulanje it is time to head to the stunning Zomba Plateau, you will be accommodated at Zomba Forest Lodge for the next two nights. This is an inviting, charming lodge with 4 rooms (2 twins and 2 doubles, all en-suite) boasting a colourful and lush garden to explore; a real treat to walk around and bird watch.

Day 12 – 14: Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park (Camping)


You will spend the next two nights at Mvuu Camp situated right inside Liwonde National Park. Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River, with a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of Liwonde National Park. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area is situated nearby, offering a magnificent vista of the Shire River.

Day 14 – 16: Domwe Island, Lake Malawi


Your final two days with us will be spent on Domwe Island. Your Malawian Style guide will transfer you to Kayak Africa where you will have a 45 minutes boat transfer to Domwe Island.

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

After breakfast, your Malawian Style guide will meet you back at Kayak Africa and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight home.


If you would like to book or tailor this tour, or you simply want to know more, please email info@malawianstyle.com or fill the contact us form and one of our team will get back to you, promptly.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Lilongwe
South Luangwa
Zomba Plateau
Liwonde

Safari Price


Included


✓ All meals (where stated full board)

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Motorised water sports

✗ 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


Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, You will be welcomed by your Malawian Style Guide. After greetings, we will transfer you to Kumbali Country Lodge in Lilongwe for a night.

Kumbali 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.

Day 2 – 5: Zikomo Safari camp, South Luangwa


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Zikomo Safari is in Zambia, across the river from South Luangwa National Park. It is set a midst an ancient valley filled with diverse African wildlife. This peaceful Eco Hotel in the African bush offers spacious accommodations: comfortable handcrafted chalets, or, if you are self-driving, an expansive campground on the riverbank. A central Main Hall offers a fine restaurant, bar and gathering place overlooking the swimming pool and the sprawling flood planes of the tranquil hippo filled Luangwa River.

Day 5 – 7: Blue Zebra Lodge (Luxury En-suite Safari Tents), Nankoma Island


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.

The chalets are set in an unspoilt 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 – 9: Game Haven, Mulanje


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Established in 2006, Game Haven Lodge within the Private Chimwenya Game Park has been the realization of a dream that started in the 1980’s. To create a unique retreat within Malawi which would combine tourism and wildlife conservation whilst supporting the surrounding communities in Bvumbwe.

The family owned Lodge has over the last 3 years developed from a small 5 cottage establishment to now having a variety of 25 rooms and 3 self catering guest houses. Our very own Golfcourse, at Mbawa Country Club, has been open for two years and features stunning views of the natural landscape with the ten different species of animals wandering through the golf course located within the Private Chimwenya Game Park.

Day 9 – 11: Thwale, Majete


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Thawale Camp provides excellent accommodation for guests visiting Majete Wildlife Reserve. Majete has recently undergone a transformation and guests can enjoy the wildlife from their private chalet balcony and watch the evening flow of animals come to the waterhole as they are having a sundowner.

Day 11 – 13: Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park


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.

An impressive thatched dining and lounge area is situated nearby, offering a magnificent vista of the Shire River. Here you can gaze at the magnificent birdlife soaring along the river and spot the crocs and hippos that call Liwonde home.

Day 13 – 15: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear – Lake Malawi


After breakfast, it is time to drive to your next piece of paradise on Lake Malawi. Arriving at Cape Maclear you will drive straight to Kayak Africa reception for 10:30 am, from there you can take the 45-minute boat journey to the island or kayak along the 10km stretch of crystal clear waters.

With a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colourful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, the National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkelling and SCUBA diving in the world.

Day 15 – 16: Annie’s Lodge, Cape Maclear – Lake Malawi


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After two nights on Mumbo Island it is time to return to the mainland and spend your final night at Annie’s Lodge.

Annie’s is located on the beach front and provides great accommodation as well as a pool and gym facilities.

Day 16: Departure

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.


If you would like to book or tailor this tour, or you simply want to know more, please email info@malawianstyle.com or fill the contact us form and one of our team will get back to you, promptly.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Lilongwe
South Luangwa
Liwonde
Cape Maclear

Safari Price


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 Hotel, Lilongwe


Welcome to the Warm heart of Africa! Your Malawian Style guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to Latitude 13 Hotel, Lilongwe.

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 welcomed surprise for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. The hotel boasts the finest restaurant in Lilongwe with an exceptional wine collection.

Day 2 – 5: Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa


Today we head for 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. At Kafunta each of the luxury private chalets and the main lounge/dining area has fantastic views of the game rich flood plain

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


Leaving the bush behind we head for Nankoma Island. Here you will stay at Blue Zebra Lodge.

The chalets are set in an unspoilt 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 – 9: Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estates


Today we journey to the beautiful Satemwa Tea Estates, arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi.

The next three nights will be spent at Huntingdon House. 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. There are several activities such as Hiking and biking there are also lighter activities that can be arranged such as scenic walks, tea tasting and visits to the pools.

Day 9 – 11: Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve


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The lodge, accessible by footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River, comprises of eight spacious chalets, each with private viewing decks offering dramatic and unimpeded views over the confluence of two rivers, the Mkulumadzi and the Shire. The main lodge is an open-fronted space maximizing the beautiful river views and taking advantage of some cool shade on the forested banks. Activities range from swimming in the pool and dining under the starts, to river cruises, game-drives and walking safaris.

There is an abundance of wildlife including the rare black rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, Nyala, sable, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Numerous species of birds grace Majete, including Rock Prancole, Pels Fishing Owl and more.

Day 11 – 13: Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park


Time for some more wildlife viewing, this time we head to the beautiful 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 birdlife along with the hippos, Liwonde provides an excellent diversity of animals including elephant, sable antelope, impala and waterbuck. 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, and not forgetting rhino tracking!

Day 13 – 15: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear


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Today we drive to Mumbo Island. A beautiful island just off Cape Maclear. You will be transferred to Mumbo by boat, which takes approxiamtely 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you are feeling strong, you can kayak to the island!

The accommodation is wonderfully curated. Each room overlooks the lake – it is right beneath you!

Day 15 – 16: Pumulani, Lake Malawi


It is time to transfer from Mumbo to another wonderful location in Cape Maclear, Mangochi.

Set on a private beach, 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 the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching.

Day 16: Departure

All good things must come to an end, and sadly so must this trip.


If you would like to book or tailor this tour, or you simply want to know more, please email info@malawianstyle.com or fill the contact us form and one of our team will get back to you, promptly.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Liwonde
South Luangwa
Majete
Cape Maclear

Safari Price


Included


✓ All meals

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Zambia & Malawi visa

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

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Day 1 – 4: Chinzombo, South Luangwa


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Welcome to Zambia! A Malawian Style representative will meet you at Mfuwe airstrip and transfer you to your accommodation in the heart of the bush, Chinzombo!

Chinzombo Safari Camp is wildly luxurious, designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. Chinzombo brings levels of comfort, style and elegance previously unseen to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.

The camp is set within 60 acres of private land with Luangwa River frontage; the views from its riverside location which teems with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game rich areas of the National Park all combine to make this a truly special place.

Day 4 – 7: Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island


kaya-mawa-likoma-island

It is now time to fly to the evergreen northern part of Malawi. You will spend your last five days at the dazzling Kaya Mawa.

Kaya Mawa Lodge is at the head of a crescent-shaped bay on Likoma Island, surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs. The main camp is located in a rocky outcrop, consisting of a bar, dining room and rock pool. Kaya Mawa has a number of stone, thatched cottages and 2 family beach villas, with a luxurious & romantic villa on its own private island. The lodge was entirely built by hand, in partnership with the local community.

Day 7 – 10: Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estates


huntingdon-house

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.

Day 10 – 13: Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde


Time for some more wildlife viewing, this time we head to the beautiful 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 birdlife along with the hippos, Liwonde provides an excellent diversity of animals including elephant, sable antelope, impala and waterbuck. 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 13 – 16: Pumulani, Lake Malawi


Set on a private beach, 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 the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching.

Day 16: Departure

All good things must come to an end, and sadly so must this trip.


If you would like to book or tailor this tour, or you simply want to know more, please email info@malawianstyle.com or fill the contact us form and one of our team will get back to you, promptly.

Tour Details


Duration
15 nights

Country
Malawi & Zambia

Tour Highlights


Liwonde
South Luangwa
Cape Maclear

Safari Price



Included


✓ All meals

✓ All accommodations

✓ Park fees

✓ Game drives

✓ Guided road transfers

Not Included


✗ Drinks and items of personal nature

✗ Zambia & Malawi visa

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

View Wetu Brochure