7 Days Southern Malawi Experience
7 Days Southern Malawi Experience in Malawi country.
(We require a minimum of 4 passengers to depart)
Enjoy the fabulous scenery, the waterfalls and lakes of the Zomba Plateau. Visit Malawi’s premier national park, Liwonde National Park, and spend time searching for elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, greater kudus, waterbucks and much more! Join a boat safari on the Shire River to see crocodiles, hippos, elephants, multitudes of birds and experience the diversity of life on the river. Explore the beautiful village of Cape Maclear. Here you can relax, meet the local community, barter for locally produced goods and soak up the atmosphere of African village life. In addition, you can explore the lake and all its wonders by swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking to the exotic treasure island of Mumbo.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Depart from Lilongwe and head to Zomba Plateau. Stop at the interesting colonial town of Zomba, the former capital of Malawi. Visit the colourful and busy markets and enjoy packed lunch on the way. Then head on to the plateau where we set up camp amongst the tall pine trees. Relax in the evening at camp or have a sundowner at the nearby beautiful Ku Chawe Inn. Dinner is served around the campfire.
Spend the day on the Zomba Plateau, one of the most popular areas in Malawi for walking and hiking. Go for a hike to Chingwe’s Hole, a natural hole, or see one of the many waterfalls and stunning viewpoints on the plateau.
After an early breakfast, depart to Liwonde National Park, the best game park in Malawi. Stop on the way at some superb local craft stables. After setting up camp, enjoy your lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Mvuu Campsite. Spend the rest of the day in the camp before going on a night game drive. After the night game drive, enjoy dinner accompanied by the mysterious wildlife sounds of the national park.
Go on a boat safari on the Shire River which is populated by countless hippos and crocodiles. The 370 species of birds in the park can be seen along the river and the boat safari offers an excellent opportunity to get close to the many birds and animals which are dependent on the river. Afterwards, go on an afternoon/night game drive accompanied by one of the guides of Mvuu Camp inside the Liwonde National Park. A population of 10 black rhinos lives in a sanctuary within the park. Waterbucks, sable antelopes, impalas and elephants are found close to the river. Further, into the park, more animals like lions, leopards, hyenas and kudus can be spotted. Recently, also cheetah was reintroduced to the park.
Go on an optional walking safari in the early morning (6 a.m. – 7 a.m.) before departing to Cape Maclear. On arrival, set up camp on the tropical white beaches of Lake Malawi and be served your lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming or snorkelling in the lake or visit the nearby islands in a local dugout canoe. Options also include joining a Kayak Africa Expedition to the exclusive treasure island of Mumbo where you can spend the evening before returning to camp the following day. For those staying at the main shores, dinner will be served at the camp along the beach.
Spend the morning relaxing on the beach and taking in the sights and sounds of the village. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the camp allowing you to make the most of your free day.
Return back to Lilongwe and stop to barter for goods at a local crafts market along the way. Arrive in Lilongwe in the afternoon.
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- International and domestic flights costs
- All items of a personal nature
- Tipping and gratuities
- Travel insurance and Visa fees
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Activities mentioned as to be done in Mafia: – These need to be arranged directly with the lodge
Please be advised that for this safari you will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow, as it will be a 7-days camping safari, We will provide the tent and the mattress. The 7-days Southern Experience is accommodated in mobile safari doom tents (2.20 meter by 2.20 meter) which will have to be put up by our guests themselves (the tour leader will of course assist if required).
We require a minimum of 4 guests. You can book with less, since other guests may join as well. If the safari has to depart with less than 4 guests altogether, the price will be accordingly determined.