4 Days Southern Malawi Experience

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4 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 lions, greater kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks 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 addtion, you can explore the lake and all its wonders by swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking to the exotic treasure island of Mumbo.

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Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

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 to buy our fresh supplies for the next few days. Afterwards, head on to the plateau where we set up camp amongst the tall pine trees. Relax in the evening at the camp or have a sundowner at the nearby beautiful Ku Chawe Inn. Dinner is served around the campfire.

Day 2

Spend the morning on the Zomba Plateau, one of the most popular areas in Malawi for walking and hiking. Go for a hike and see one of the many waterfalls and stunning viewpoints on the plateau. Late in the morning, depart to Liwonde National Park, the best game park in Malawi. Stop on the way at some superb local craft stables. If possible, after setting up camp we enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Mvuu Campsite. Spend the rest of the day in the camp or take an optional night drive. Enjoy dinner accompanied by the mysterious wildlife sounds of the national park.

Day 3

In the morning, go for a boat cruise on the Shire River. This is a unique way to view the animal activity of the park.
After the boat cruise, we depart to Cape Maclear. On arrival, we set up our camp on the tropical white beaches of Lake Malawi and prepare 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.

Day 4

After a relaxing morning, return back to Lilongwe. Stop along the way to barter for goods at a local crafts market. Arrive in Lilongwe in the late afternoon.

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Transport in comfortable safari vehicles, dedicated crew including an experienced driver/guide and cook, accommodation in canvas safari doom tents supplied with mattresses (based on two people sharing), three meals per day, game drives, Liwonde National Park entrance fees, and a boat cruise.

Walking safari and/or night drives not operated by us in Liwonde National Park, Kayak Africa Expedition to Mumbo Island and all water sports at the lake.

Additional information:
Please be advised that for this safari you will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow, as it will be a 4-days camping safari. We will provide a tent and a mattress.

The 4-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).

Note:
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 prices will be provided accordingly.

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