Warm Heart Safari – The very best of Malawi

Overview

Warm Heart Safari to Malawi’s Lake and Reserves

Feel embraced by Africa’s warm heart and experience the best of Malawi when you book our 8-night Malawi safari and holiday package to Lake Malawi, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park. Genuine hospitality, friendly communities, gorgeous highland plateaus and great game viewing with this classic safari deal. Explore Malawi, a captivating landlocked country that runs down the end of the Great Rift Valley where Lake Malawi is the focal point, surrounded by high mountains, forests and rocky koppies. See the Big 5 and much more!  

Destinations visited

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park

Malawi

lake malawi accommodation

Lake Malawi National Park

Malawi

Majete reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Malawi

Included

  • All road transfers starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe 
  • Local drinks
  • Accommodation on a full board basis
  • Activities (except motorized water sports) 
  • Laundry

DURATION 8 NIGHTS

CAN BE EXTENDED


STARTS FROM Blantyre, Malawi

ENDS AT Lilongwe, Malawi

From $4215

per person sharing


Highlights

  • Wildlife encounters in Malawi’s best reserves and parks on a classic safari
  • Incredible views and scenery of highland plateaus, lakes and open savannas
  • Explore Lake Malawi by kayak and see amazing white beaches on the edges of this amazing water body
  • Meeting the local communities and seeing ecotourism in action.

Activities

  • Snorkelling in Lake Malawi 
  • Game drives
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking 
  • Walking safaris
  • Village visits


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

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 bushveld. Find the camp ideally sitting on the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi Rivers within magical Majete Wildlife Reserve, 70km South West of Blantyre in Southern Malawi. 

Days 2 – 3

Discover the luxurious Mkulumadzi Lodge in a compelling part of Majete Wildlife Reserve and appreciate daily game drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hikes up Majete Hill, black rhino tracking, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and watching wildlife from a hide. One of Malawi’s largest protected areas, Majete covers 700 square km of pristine bush, enhanced by the many stately Baobabs and soaring large-leafed African star chestnuts, which are particularly spectacular.  

Depart Mkulumadzi Lodge, Majete Wildlife Reserve, for Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Day 4

2 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS

After breakfast and farewells, take the 4.5 hour road transfer to Kuthengo Camp. If you love birds, then this is the park for you – Liwonde National Park is considered one of the top birding locations in Southern Africa. Get close to healthy herds of elephants in beautiful riverine habitats along the evocative Shire River floodplains on your astonishing boat safari, one of the many highlights of a holiday safari at Kuthengo Camp. 

On safari at Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Day 5

Explore the Shire River and lagoons – an excellent opportunity for sightings of elephants, hippos, crocodile and birds. Special birds to look out for include Lillian’s lovebird, brown-breasted barbet, osprey, palm nut vulture, Pel’s fishing owl and Livingstone’s flycatcher. Spend time in the viewing hide on a tributary of the Shire River and enjoy a fascinating visit to the local school and surrounding rural communities. 

Day 6

3 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS

Transfer to Pumulani Lake Lodge after breakfast, via a scenic 2.5-hour drive north (around 2.5 hours). The Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the Lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park. This World Heritage Site aims to protect the rare endemic cichlid fish and is a spectacular game-viewing and water sport arena. Settle into your luxury elevated villa with beach and lake views.

Days 7 – 8

The lavish Lake Pumulani Lodge offers two infinity swimming pools beside the lake waters, a central dining room with extensive water views and delightful modern facilities. Chill on the beach, snorkel to find the hundreds of species of colourful cichlids or try a special diving course near one of the islands. Fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, tube rides and dreamy dhow rides into the sunset add to your dream holiday. Meet some of the friendliest people in Africa. 

Depart Pumulani Lake Lodge, Lake Malawi (South), for Lilongwe, Malawi

Day 9

Breakfast and a swim on the final day of your stay at Pumulani then it’s time to bid farewell. Transfer back to Lilongwe in time for your onward connection. 

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