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Mid-Range

Day 1-3: Blue Zebra (Luxury Safari Tents) – Nankoma Island, Lake Malawi

Welcome to Lilongwe, and Malawi – the warm heart of Africa! On arrival, a representative from Malawian Style will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be given the maps and information you need for your trip and directed to your first night’s accommodation: Blue Zebra.

The lodge offers 8 exclusive tented en-suite chalets each overlooking the lake. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guest is free to chill at the infinity pool, kayak around the island or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the board packages.

Accommodation
Blue Zebra Luxury Safari Tents: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 131km/1 hour 45 minutes from Lilongwe airport to Senga Bay.
Boat transfer to Nankoma Island: 30 minutes.

Day 3-6: Thawale, Majete

Today, you leave Blue Zebra Island and head to Majete to safari for a few days. You will be accommodated at Thawale. Thawale Lodge is a peaceful haven from which to experience Majete Wildlife Reserve, the only Game reserve in Malawi where the “the big five” can be viewed. Completely unfenced, the Lodge is regularly visited by wildlife.

Accommodation
Thwale: Full Board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 345km/ 6 hours minutes from Salima + 30 minutes in the boat back to the mainland from the Blue Zebra.

Day 6-8: Zomba Forest Lodge, Zomba Plateau

Enjoy your last morning at Thawale. You will hit the road today and drive to Zomba. Your accommodation will be at the Zomba Forest Lodge in a stunning location on the Zomba Plateau.
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.

Accommodation
Zomba Forest Lodge: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 155 km/ 2.5 hours from Majete.

Day 8 – 11: Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park

Enjoy your last morning in Zomba. Get ready to Leave the lodge just after your breakfast and start driving to your next destination – the Mvuu Camp in the 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.

Accommodation
Mvuu Camp: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 98.5 km/ 2 hours 20 minutes from Zomba.

Day 11 - 13: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear

Today after breakfast you will have a boat transfer to Mumbo island where you will spend the last two nights on your tour. 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 colourful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, the National Park offers what many consider to be the best freshwater snorkelling and SCUBA diving in the world. All tents are fully furnished with en-suite bathrooms.

Accommodation
Mumbo Island: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 148 km/ 2 hours 50 minutes from Liwonde. Boat transfer: 45 minutes from Cape Maclear.

Day 13: Departure, Lilongwe

All good things must come to an end, and today is the day you will be driving back to Lilongwe. You have a 4-hour drive ahead of you, before arriving at the airport where the car rental company will meet you to fetch your car.

Distance to Drive
About 232 km/4 hours from Cape Maclear to Lilongwe International Airport.

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
13 days

Country
Malawi

Tour Highlights

Lilongwe
Lake Malawi
Majete National Park
Zomba Plateau
Liwonde National Park
Mumbo Island

Safari Prices

From US$2700* per person

*Please note: the price may change depending on several variables; the number of people travelling, vehicle allocated, time of year, room type etc.

Included

  • Accommodation and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities/game drives mentioned in the itinerary
  • Non-motorised water sports such as kayaking, snorkelling etc

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • Car hire (USD)
  • Park fees

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch.

High End

Day 1-4: Mkulumadzi – Majete Wildlife Reserve

Welcome to Lilongwe, and Malawi – the warm heart of Africa! On arrival, a representative from Malawian Style will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be given the maps and information you need for your trip and directed to your first night’s accommodation: Mkulumadzi.

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. 

Accommodation
Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 397km/6 hours from the airport to Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve.

Day 4-6: Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estates

Today, you leave Majete and head to Satemwa Tea Estate where you will stay at 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 1920s 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.

Accommodation
Huntingdon House: Full Board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 125km/ 03 hours from Majete.

Day 6-9: Kuthengo, Liwonde National Park

From the stunning Huntingdon House, 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 to the ‘Call of Africa’ during your stay in this wild natural paradise. Their four spacious and modern tents have ensuite bathrooms, each with double sinks, bathtub and open-air shower.

Accommodation
Kuthengo: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 193 km/ 3 hours 50 minutes from Satemwa.

Day 9 – 11: Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear

Enjoy your last morning in the bush. Today you go to an island! Mumbo Island!

At 10:30 am your boat transfer will depart for the stunning Mumbo Island, which is approximately 45 minutes.

Mumbo Island is a deserted tropical island on the expansive waters of the Lake Malawi. With amazing underwater boulders, around 800 species of colorful cichlid fishes and placid, clear water, the National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkelling and SCUBA diving in the world.

Accommodation
Mumbo Island: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 133 km/ 2 hours 50 minutes from Liwonde. Then a 45-minute boat ride to the island from Cape Maclear.

Day 11 - 13: Pumulani, Cape Maclear

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 our stylish infinity pool. 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 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.

Accommodation
Pumulani: Full board. Drinks are on pay as you go basis.

Distance to Drive
About 30 minutes drive from Cape Maclear + Boat transfer: 45 minutes to Cape Maclear from the Island.

Day 13: Departure, Lilongwe

All good things must come to an end, and today is the day you will be driving back to Lilongwe. You have a 4-hour drive ahead of you, before arriving at the airport where the car rental company will meet you to fetch your car.

Distance to Drive
About 255 km/ 3.5 hours from Lake Malawi to Lilongwe International Airport.

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
13 days

Country
Malawi

Tour Highlights

Lake Malawi
Majete National Park
Satemwa Tea Estate
Liwonde National Park
Mumbo Island

Safari Prices

From US$3750* per person

*Please note: the price may change depending on several variables; the number of people travelling, vehicle allocated, time of year, room type etc.

Included

  • Accommodation and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities/game drives mentioned in the itinerary
  • Non-motorised water sports such as kayaking, snorkelling etc

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • Car hire (USD)
  • Park fees

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch.