Southern Explorer, Malawi (In Style): 15 Nights from US$ 5,300

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A beautiful safari throughout Malawi, offering a wide range of experiences.  This safari also includes three nights in Zambia for some spectacular game viewing.

Priced fromUS$ 5,300
Nights15
DayRegionAccommodation
1LilongweLatitude 13 Hotel
2South LuangwaKafunta River Lodge
3South LuangwaKafunta River Lodge
4South LuangwaKafunta River Lodge
5Nankoma IslandBlue Zebra Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents)
6Nankoma IslandBlue Zebra Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents)
7Satemwa Tea EstatesHuntingdon House
8Satemwa Tea EstatesHuntingdon House
9Majete Wildlife ReserveMkulumadzi
10Majete Wildlife ReserveMkulumadzi
11Liwonde National ParkMvuu Lodge
12Liwonde National ParkMvuu Lodge
13Cape MaclearMumbo Island
14Cape MaclearMumbo Island
15Lake MalawiPumulani
16Lake MalawiSafari ends
Day 1: Lilongwe

Welcome to the Warm heart of Africa! Your Malawian Style guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to Latitude 13 Hotel, Lilongwe.

This is a new contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Lilongwe. With 3 Luxury Suites and 6 Executive Suites, this boutique hotel will be a welcomed surprise for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. The hotel boasts the finest restaurant in Lilongwe with an exceptional wine collection.
Accommodation: Latitude 13 Hotel
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Days 2, 3 & 4: South Luangwa, Zambia

Today we head for Kafunta River Lodge in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. South Luangwa National Park is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world: 60 different animal species and over 400 bird species living in a pristine environment.

Kafunta is a classic Zambian safari lodge where you will find the rest and peace you need after an exciting day of game drives. At Kafunta each of the luxury private chalets and the main lounge/dining area has fantastic views of the game rich flood plain

Accommodation: Kafunta River Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 5 & 6: Nankoma Island

Leaving the bush behind we head for Nankoma Island. Here you will stay at Blue Zebra Lodge.

The chalets are set in an unspoilt environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, kayak around the islands or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that inhabit every inch of the coastline.

Accommodation: Blue Zebra Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 7 & 8: Satemwa Tea Estates

Today we journey to the beautiful Satemwa Tea Estates, arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi.

The next three nights will be spent at Huntingdon House. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920’s and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations, with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house is surrounded by magnificent gardens and beautiful old trees. There are several activities such as Hiking and biking there are also lighter activities that can be arranged such as scenic walks, tea tasting and visits to the pools.

Accommodation: Huntingdon House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 9 & 10: Majete Wildlife Reserve

The lodge, accessible by footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River, comprises of eight spacious chalets, each with private viewing decks offering dramatic and unimpeded views over the confluence of two rivers, the Mkulumadzi and the Shire. The main lodge is an open-fronted space maximizing the beautiful river views and taking advantage of some cool shade on the forested banks. Activities range from swimming in the pool and dining under the starts, to river cruises, game-drives and walking safaris.

There is an abundance of wildlife including the rare black rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, Nyala, sable, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Numerous species of birds grace Majete, including Rock Prancole, Pels Fishing Owl and more.

Accommodation: Mkulumadzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 11 & 12: Liwonde National Park

Time for some more wildlife viewing, this time we head to the beautiful Liwonde National Park.

The lodge nestles discreetly in a quiet lagoon just off the shire river with the main lounge area set above the water to make the most of the exceptional birdlife along with the hippos, Liwonde provides an excellent diversity of animals including elephant, sable antelope, impala and waterbuck. Activities at Mvuu lodge revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular, and not forgetting rhino tracking!

Accommodation: Mvuu Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 13 & 14: Cape Maclear

Today we drive to Mumbo Island. A beautiful island just off Cape Maclear. You will be transferred to Mumbo by boat, which takes approxiamtely 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you are feeling strong, you can kayak to the island!

The accommodation is wonderfully curated. Each room overlooks the lake – it is right beneath you!

Accommodation: Mumbo Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Lake Malawi

It is time to transfer from Mumbo to another wonderful location in Cape Maclear, Mangochi.

Set on a private beach, Pumulani is an exclusive beach lodge within Lake Malawi National Park. The lodge has ten individually-designed villas spread out along a lush hillside overlooking the lake. Each villa boasts a large bedroom, a spacious living area and a private deck with lake view. Guests can relax on the sandy beach or at the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching.

Accommodation: Pumulani
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Departure

All good things must come to an end, and sadly so must this trip.

2017 Departures:
Passengers1 – 23 – 45 – 67 – 12
Low Season: 01 Nov – 30 June
Price Per Personfrom USD$ 6,000from USD$ 5,500from USD$ 5,350from USD$ 5,300
High Season: 01 Jul – 31 Oct
Price Per Personfrom USD$ 7,250from USD$ 6,750from USD$ 6,550from USD$ 6,500

DEPARTURE DATES:

  • 13 April 2017
  • 18 May 2017
  • 06 July 2017
  • 07 September 2017

INCLUDES:

  • All meals (where stated Full Board) and all Accommodations
  • Safari activities & Parks Fees
  • All road and boat transfers

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks and items of personal nature
  • Motorized water sports
  • Malawi and Zambia Visas
  • Personal travel, medical and baggage insurance
  • Any items and services not featured on the itinerary
  • All services and items of a personal nature such as drinks and telephone calls
  • Tips, gratuity to driver/guides and porterage

NOTE:

  • Guaranteed departure from 2 Pax sharing (Max 12 Pax)
  • 30% increase for private transfers and to not be part of a group (min 2 Pax)
Kafunta River Lodge

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Huntingdon House

Mkulumadzi

Mvuu Lodge

Mumbo Island Camp

Pumulani

 

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