Summary  Itineraries

2 night / 3 day excursion into the Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. Bird watching Special – over 240 species recorded in this renowned Miombo Forest. GUARANTEED DEPARTURE ANY DAY FOR MIN. OF 2 PERSONS.

Price: USD $600 person,

Single supplements: Plus USD $150 for a single person booking,

Detailed Itineraries

Day 1: 
Depart Lilongwe mid morning and drive to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. Driving time 1 & 1/2 hrs. Lunch followed by a walk in and around the surrounding Brachystegia Forest and nearby stream. Evening dinner. Overnight Dzalanyama Forest Lodge.

Day 2: 
After an early cup of tea or coffee and a light snack, we go on an approx. 4 hr walk. The area is renowned for its excellent bird life and at times small antelope are seen. Return to the lodge and enjoy a delicious brunch [eggs, bacon, toast, salads, cold meat etc] after which there is time to relax or swim in the cool mountain stream that flows past the front of the lodge. The afternoon is spent around the waterfalls—a short drive away. We return to the lodge as it gets dark, using a spotlight to see nocturnal animals and birds. Evening dinner. Overnight Dzalanyama Forest Lodge.

Day 3: 
Morning at leisure, with a full breakfast, then we depart to Lilongwe in time for your onward journey or connection.

Price Includes: –
Transport Lilongwe return, accommodation per person sharing, all food, walks and drives.

Price Excludes: –
International flights, Alcoholic and bottled drinks, local gratuities

Birds: –
There are over 300 bird species within the Dzalanyama reserve – some interesting species include: white tailed blue flycatcher, african citril, hilderbrandts francolin, bar tailed trogon, miombo pied barbet, wood pipit, stielings woodpecker, central bearded scrub robin, eastern double collard sunbird and stripe breasted canary.

The Reserve –
Dzalanyama is a range of steep sided hills NW – SE direction for 70 km forming a border that runs along the watershed between Malawi and Mozambique. From 1911 it had been part of the Central Angoni Highlands Game Reserve. However, hunting pressure on the Southern side of the reserve [Mozambique] displaced the animals. It was gazetted as a forest reserve in 1922 and in 1930 the area was officially forested. Brachystegias are by far the most dominant kinds of trees with 3 dominant species sometimes entirely covering large areas. Other species found are Msuku (Uapaca) and clumps of Nyowe (Eugenia Cordata). At the highest points and fringing the higher streams there are patches of montane evergreen woodland. In 1977 Pine and Eucalyptus trees were introduced. The reserve is currently 989.35 sq. km’s with an altitude of 1100m to 1650m ASL. It is 60 km from Lilongwe

Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
is set overlooking the Makata Stream amongst the Brachystegia trees, which attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies. It is the ideal retreat from which to enjoy bird watching, hiking and to simply enjoy the solitude of the surrounding forest. Hyena, leopard and recently a small group of sable antelope have been sighted along with the regular sightings of baboon and duiker.