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This itinerary is a week of complete relaxation in true remote settings. Combine a few days on safari in Malawi’s only Big 5 Reserve, where each drive is an adventure; with a few more on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi.
Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve enjoys a stunning location on the confluence of two rivers. The activities on offer include game-drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and game-viewing from a hide. Guests are free to be as energetic or idle as they please although at least one activity per day is encouraged to best enjoy Majete.
On the Lake, Pumulani is set up on a hill overlooking Lake Malawi. One may therefore decide to simply soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake or infinity pool. Various watersports such as snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube are offered. A sunset cruise onboard the dhow is tipped to be the best way to end the day…
Tips on activities on offer:
Mkulumadzi: walking, game drives, boating, hiking and cultural tours
Pumulani: birding, kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, fun-tubing, sunset cruises, picnic tours plus village tour rides (all motorized activities are excluded).
On arrival at Blantyre International Airport a representative of Robin Pope Safaris will meet and assist you. The drive to Mkulumadzi is approximately 2.5 hours through colourful 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 Five 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 you arrive in the afternoon, you can enjoy afternoon tea and the evening game drive. Perfect location to start your safari as Livingstone is recorded to have entered Malawi by way of the Shire River.
Itinerary Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve 3 nights & Pumulani, Lake Malawi 4 nights.
Rates from US$2592 per person sharing for 2019.
Includes all transfers by road starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, local drinks, accommodation on full board basis, activities (except motorized water sports), laundry.
Excludes gratuities, visa fees where applicable + international flights.
Valid March to beginning of January.