Explore the conservation stories of Malawi when you book this Voyage2Africa tour package to go and see for yourself the successful relationships formed in 3 of the country’s best parks and reserves. Enjoy all that Malawi has to offer, and feel her warm beating heart in central southern Africa on this classic safari package, taking in all the country’s highlights. African Parks now manages Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve with a vision to conserve all fauna and flora, their natural and wild habitats, in pristine refuges. Discover luxurious safari lodges and camps in nature with all the mod cons you need.
DURATION 10 NIGHTS
CAN BE EXTENDED
STARTS FROM Blantyre, Malawi
ENDS AT Lilongwe, Malawi
per person sharing
Day to Day Itinerary
3 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS
Arrive at Blantyre International Airport and meet your guide from Robin Pope Safaris. Drive the 2.5 hours to Mkulumadzi Lodge through colourful local scenes of villages, agricultural fields and natural bush. Find the camp located on the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi Rivers within Majete Wildlife Reserve, 70km South West of Blantyre. Majete is Malawi’s only Big 5 Reserve and also one of the largest protected areas covering an incredible 70 000 ha of untouched wilderness.
Days 2 – 3
Only 8 deluxe bush chalets at Mkulumadzi offer plenty of space, huge beds, lounges, outside showers and fantastic private viewing decks – their unique slanting roofs are covered with live indigenous plants to maintain natural temperatures at all times, in an eco-friendly design. Chill in the shade of huge wild mango and leadwood trees beside the swimming pool and dining deck. Game drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking up Majete Hill, black rhino tracking, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and wildlife spotting from a hide.
3 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS
A top-class breakfast then farewells and take your 3-4 hour road transfer to Kuthengo Camp in the birding mecca of Liwonde National Park. Spot outstanding bird species such as Livingstone’s flycatcher, Pel’s fishing owl, Spur-winged lapwing, Lillian’s lovebird and the rare Brown-breasted barbet, easily sighted in Liwonde. See more herds of mammals such as elephants and antelope than predators and get out on a boat cruise to view wildlife from the water level.
Days 5 – 6
Stay in5 luxury spacious safari tents, with private showers and viewing decks discreetly hidden amidst the thick undergrowth bordering the lagoon. Meet fellow guests in the camp’s al fresco dining area overlooking the river and lagoon – your special safari holiday includes all meals plus thrilling game drives by day and night in open vehicles, walks and boat safaris where you can explore the Shire River and lagoons to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles and birds. Observe fauna and flora in the secret viewing hide on a tributary of the Shire River and visit the local school and rural communities.
4 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS
Enjoy a scenic 5-hour drive transfer to Nkhotakota Reserve making the most of the magnificent landscape and vibrant culture along the way. Truly an undiscovered gem located firmly off the beaten track, this reserve has only recently been inhabited by humans. Tongole is an eco-tourism venture deep within the Miombo woodland of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, on the banks of the lovely Bua River, west of Lake Malawi. Get out on magical bush walks and treks, canoe trips, scenic sundowner drives and fly fishing attempts.
Days 8 – 10
Spend glorious days in the exclusive Tongole Wilderness Retreat with its five river suites, open to nature, fresh air and sunlight. Four Riverside Suites and one Family Suite offer marble basins, hand-built showers, deep sunken bathtubs, decks with 360-degree views and everything powered by solar energy. Relax on the shady pool deck then dine later around the fire, as the stars cover the skies. Award-winning food includes secret four-course meals for couples on Kachenga deck.
Today you will be transferred back to Lilongwe in time for your onward connection.