Highlights of Malawi

$5,895-$6,825/per person

Overview

On arrival in Blantyre, your private driver will take you to your first safari stop at Mkulumadzi in the "Big Five" Majete Wildlife Reserve. Spend 3 nights at this luxury camp enjoying game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is an overnight at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, this is a thriving black rhino and cheetah location, as well as a fantastic birding destination. Kuthengo Camp is intimate, with just 4 tents nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs. Wake up to the sound of fish eagles calling and twice daily game drives, as well as the option to cruise the Shire River. After a week of safari, you;'ll be ready to head to Pumulani situated along the southern lakeshore of Lake Malawi. Relax on the sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking more action than sunbathing, you can take part in waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, and sunset cruises on the lodge dhow. The Lake is filled with colorful cichlids, ideal for those who love snorkeling and diving. Your final night in Malawi will be at the serene Kumbali Country Lodge. If time permits you can head into town to stock up on souvenirs. Fill up on a delicious English breakfast before flying home the next day, from Kamuzu International Airport.

DAY
1-3

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative upon arrival at Chileka Airport
  • Private transfer from Chileka Airport to Mkulumadzi (±2 hours)
  • Stay at Mkulumadzi in a Luxury Tent for 3 nights
  • Shared game drives, walking and boating safaris included
  • Breakfast included

Mkulumadzi

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Sprawling across 700 square kilometres of the Great African Rift Valley, Majete Wildlife Reserve’s undulating terrain incorporates grassy plains, riverside groves and forests of marula, acacia and leadwood interspersed with palms and the occasional baobab tree. The park provides a sanctuary for a diverse mix of wildlife, including black rhino, elephant, antelope and warthog, while the Shire River is populated by large numbers of crocodiles and hippos.
The lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living quarters and private viewing deck. Guests can swim in our pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris.

DAY
4

At A Glance

  • Private transfer overland from Mkulumadzi to Satemwa Tea Estate (±2 hours)
  • Stay at Huntingdon House in a Luxury Suite for 1 night
  • Tea estate tour in the afternoon
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Huntingdon House

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Located between Blantyre and Mount Mulanje in what is arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, the town of Thyolo serves as the administrative capital of the Thyolo District. The area is best known for its historical tea and coffee estates some of which date back as far as the early 1900s. With its tidy landscape of undulating hills and immaculately kept tea and coffee estates, the Thyolo area is a pleasure to explore whether by bike, vehicle or on foot.
Originally the family home built by Maclean Kay in 1928, Huntingdon House exudes a colonial charm and unique character that cannot be recreated. This magnificent house forms the heart of Satemwa Tea Estate and is surrounded by sprawling manicured gardens with secret patios and terraces waiting to be discovered by guests. The house has been tastefully refurbished to offer 5 unique suites, each individually decorated to reflect the quirks and character of this grand residence. Each area of the house has a story of its own from the original children’s nursery to the resident priests’ quarters and private Chapel. Guests are encouraged to share the colorful history of one of Malawi’s oldest homes while being spoiled by the team of professional staff.

DAY
5-7

At A Glance

  • Travel overland from Huntingdon House to Liwonde (+/- 2.5 hours)
  • Stay at Kuthengo Camp in a Luxury Tent for 3 nights
  • Shared game drives, walking and boating safaris included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Kuthengo Camp

Itinerary Details

Liwonde National Park is situated at the southern tip of Lake Malombe in southern Malawi. Although Liwonde is one of Malawi’s smaller parks, it is arguably the most popular of all the game parks in the country. Malawi’s main river, the Shire, forms its western boundary and is the reserve’s lifeblood. With plentiful wildlife including hippos, kudu, elephants, crocodiles and elephants and even black rhino, the park had become one of Malawi’s premier wildlife-viewing destinations. The birding is excellent and a favorite sighting among birdwatchers is the Pel’s fishing owl.
Kuthengo Camp is nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs on an open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. Guests stay in four spacious and modern safari tents which are all en-suite with a bathtub and an outdoor shower and a private deck from where the herds of waterbuck that frequent the camp area can be observed in the evenings. Day or night game drives are offered in open-top game-viewing vehicles, and guests can go on walks through the national park, led by knowledgeable guides and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Boating on the lagoons is a special treat which can be enjoyed from end December to early April.

DAY
8-11

At A Glance

  • Travel overland from Kuthengo Camp to Pumulani (+/- 3 hours)
  • Stay at Pumulani in a Suite for 4 nights
  • Non-motorized water sports and snorkeling included
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Pumulani Lodge

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Located on the southern shore of Lake Malawi at the tip of the Nankumba Peninsula, Cape Maclear is a little resort town surrounded by mountains and set within Lake Malawi National Park. This town features an array of beachside bars and local restaurants in a spectacularly scenic setting of golden sand beaches lapped by dazzling turquoise water.
Pumulani is situated on the westside of the Nankumba Peninsula in the South end of Lake Malawi. The beauty of this lake is indescribable. The beautiful sparkling colours shimmering over the water, the clear blue skies and the panoramic vistas truly make you feel like you are in paradise. David Livingstone named Lake Malawi ‘Lake of Stars’ for good reason. According to experts this lake is home to more native fish species than any other lake in the world. The ten villas are situated in such a way that they blend in completely with the natural surroundings and the cooling grass roofs reflect the African sun.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Travel overland from Pumulani to Lilongwe (+/- 3 hours)
  • Stay at Kumbali Country Lodge in a Double Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

Kumbali Country Lodge

Itinerary Details

Resting on the banks of the Lilongwe River, the sprawling, bustling city of Lilongwe serves as the capital of Malawi. It is the largest city in Malawi and is the economic and transport hub of the country. It features thriving markets, lush green spaces, and a rich cultural heritage.
Kumbali Country Lodge boasts everything you could expect from a nature reserve lodge and much more besides. It is one of the most tranquil alternatives to a Malawi hotel that you will find anywhere. Plump pillows and refined decor await you. Should you require anything our Room Service will deliver it straight up, allowing you time for rest and relaxation. Instead of the concrete jungle, you can gaze out at a forest reserve idyll, sipping on a gin and tonic whilst watching the African sun set in the distance.

DAY
13

At A Glance

  • Private transfer from Kumbali Country Lodge to Lilongwe International Airport

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