Summary  Itineraries

Safari Highlights – An adventure trip to the North and central Malawi and finishing with superb game viewing in Africa’s premier park, the Luangwa Valley

Departure: Daily
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Pricing; From US$ 3 365. per person sharing

Detailed Itineraries

DAY 1: LILONGWE
Arrive in Lilongwe and we collect you from the airport and transfer you to Korean Garden Lodge in Lilongwe
Overnight Bed and Breakfast Basis

DAY 2: VWAZA MARSH
Depart Lilongwe after breakfast and head Northwards along the M1 via Kasungu, Viphya Plateau, Mzuzu to Vwaza Marsh  On arrival check into rustic chalets and the afternoon is spent on a short walk along lake Kazuni’s shoreline Excellent bird life and hippo sightings are guaranteedOvernight Kazuni Camp Full Board Basis

DAY 3: NYIKA NATIONAL PARK
After a light snack we go on a 3 hr game walk, returning for a superb early lunch,Following this we pack up and continue to Nyika National Park, From the entrance of Nyika, we drive for 3 hrs through the reserve to Chelinda Camp, Game sightings are frequent along this route especially as you reach the higher plateau
Overnight Chelinda Camp in chalets overlooking the dam Full Board Basis

DAY 4: NYIKA NATIONAL PARK
Morning game drive and walk is offered returning to the chalets for lunch, In the afternoon there is an option to go horse riding or a night safari is offered Return to the Chalet for dinner
Overnight Chelinda Camp chalets Full Board Basis

DAY 5: MAKUZI BEACH
A leisurely breakfast, then depart back to Mzuzu and continue down into the rift valley to Chinteche Drive through the rubber plantations and arrival time at Makuzi Beach is early afternoon The rest of the day is spent exploring this beautiful part of the coast – walking, meeting villages or simply relaxing on the pure white sands.

 Overnight Makuzi Beach Lodge Dinner, bed and breakfast basis

DAY 6: MAKUZI BEACH
A day at leisure on the beach and surrounding area,Optional boat trip to a nearby Island, Of interest nearby is Old Bandawe which was the temporary home of the Livingstonia mission as the early missionaries were searching for a suitable site.

Overnight Makuzi Beach Lodge Dinner, bed and breakfast basis

DAY 7: LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK
Continue along the lakeshore southwards and drive to Liwonde National Park,Once entering the park we have a 1hr game drive to the camp .Overnight Mvuu tented camp
Full Board Basis

DAY 8: LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK
Morning and afternoon game drives are undertaken,  There is an option to go on a boat safari or night drive
Overnight Mvuu tented camp, Full Board Basis

DAY 9: ZOMBA
Game drive out of Liwonde after breakfast and continue to Zomba, After visiting Zomba market, we drive up the plateau to Zomba Forest Lodge ETA around lunchtime, After lunch, we do a forest walk from the lodge Return for evening dinner and overnight in the comfortable Zomba Forest Lodge, Full Board Basis

DAY 10: ZOMBA
Early morning walk up to the peak (3hrs) from where the vehicle collects you and continue with a tour of the plateau visiting various viewpoints and areas of interest,  Return to the lodge for lunch,  Afternoon at leisure or another walk,  Overnight Zomba Forest Lodge Full Board Basis

DAY 11: LILONGWE
Morning at leisure then depart to Lilongwe, Our route takes us via Dedza Pottery shop to arrive in Lilongwe late afternoon,  Overnight Korean Garden Lodge, Bed and breakfast basis

DAY 12: LUANGWA VALLEY
Breakfast then transfer to a scheduled Luangwa Valley safari, which departs Lilongwe at 09H00, Continue to Mchinji, 1 & 1/2 hr drive Here we complete immigration formalities and continue to Mwami – (the Zambian border),From the border it is a short drive to Chipata – Zambia’s capital of the Eastern Province, Proceed on a dirt road to Luangwa Valley – Mfuwe sector,  A picnic lunch is enjoyed en route and ETA at the Lodge is 2.30pm,  On arrival we check into our chalets followed by tea and coffee,  A gentle walk along the Luangwa River is available for those that wish
Full Board Basis

DAY 13: LUANGWA VALLEY
Tea, coffee and a light snack follow an early morning wake up call,Our aim is to be on our first game drive by 6.15 am,All game drives are undertaken in specially modified safari vehicles, to optimize your pleasure and experience,Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park,Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge at 11 for a scrumptious “brunch”, An afternoon rest then we again head out for our afternoon / night drive at around 16:00 – returning to the lodge at 18:00
Full Board Basis

DAY 14: LUANGWA VALLEY
Tea, coffee and a light snack follow an early morning wake up call,Our aim is to again depart as early as possible,Drinks and snacks are taken with for your enjoyment whilst in the park,Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge at 11 for a delicious “brunch”, An afternoon rest, swim or visit to one of the local craft stores is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits,We again head out for our afternoon drive at 16:00 and return to the lodge at about 1800
Full Board Basis

DAY 15: END OF SAFARI
After a more leisurely start to the morning and a full breakfast, we pack up and depart back to Lilongwe
Departure time is 09:00,A picnic lunch is eaten en route and ETA in the city is 15:00
A free drop off service is offered in Lilongwe
 Breakfast & Lunch

The above Malawi and Zambia Explorer rates are inclusive of: –

 All transport Lilongwe return
 All indicated accommodation
 Meals as indicated
 Game drives
 Game walks
 Park entrance fees IN Malawi ONLY
 Services of guide

Excludes
  Drinks
  Visa fees (if applicable)
  Meals as indicated
  Horse riding
  Night drives on Nyika & Liwonde
  Boat trips & walking safaris in Liwonde
  Airport Departure tax
  Luangwa game park fees