“From exhilirating game viewing experiences, to tracking the elusive rhino and finally, relaxing on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, this safari is guaranteed to ...” June 2012 more guest feedback
Malawi is a landlocked country, running down the end of the Great Rift Valley. Dominated by Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, the surrounding country is exceptionally beautiful with dramatic scenery that includes rocky outcrops, high mountains, plateaus and views across what is considered to be Africa’s most beautiful lake. Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” and as a people the Malawians live up to this name. They are extremely friendly and welcoming. There are many market scenes, road side stalls, cottage industries that a visitor can comfortably visit. With both the scenery and the culture Malawi is a great country to drive in.
What better way than to explore this magical country than to spend a week and a half in southern Malawi on safari and end off at the romantic Lake of stars, Lake Malawi. From game viewing experiences, tracking the elusive rhino, cultural experiences to relaxing on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, the safari is guaranteed to please.
Tips on activities on offer:
Mkulumadzi: walking, game drives, boating, hiking and cultural tours.
Mvuu: walking, game drives, boating, hiking, rhino tracking and cultural tours.
Pumulani: birding, kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, fun-tubing, sunset cruises, picnic tours plus village tour.
On arrival at Blantyre International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Mkulumadzi is approximately 2.5hours through colorful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. The camp is located on the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi River; within Majete Wildlife Reserve, 70km South West of Blantyre - Southern Malawi. Majete is Malawi’s only Big 5 Reserve and also one of the largest protected areas and covers an area of over 70,000ha. The reserve is located within the Miombo woodland ecoregion and much of the higher lying areas in the west of the park are dominated by Miombo/Brachystegia woodland. Mixed Combretum woodlands and mosaics of riparian forest can be found in the East of Majete.
Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the Shire River or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.
Itinerary Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve 3 nights, Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park 3 nights and Pumulani, Lake Malawi 4 nights.
Rates from US$ 3981 per person sharing in 2016.
Includes All transfers by road and air starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, accommodation on a full board basis, local drinks, activities (except motorized water sports) and laundry.
Excludes Gratuities, visa fees where applicable and international flights.
Valid April - January.