Imagine Malawi

Blantyre, Southern Malawi, Lake Malawi

From £3500 in low season
From £3800 in high season

based on 9 nights inc. flights

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  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Full Board and activities

Price based on 2 people sharing

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At a Glance

  • Malawi isn’t on many traveller’s radar so you will get to experience this fascinating country with very few tourists. 

  • Wander through Liwonde National Park by boat, observing impressive numbers of hippos, crocodiles and elephants.

  • Explore the hidden caves and coves of Mumbo Island by kayak or simply sink into tranquillity on your secluded beach.

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Malawi has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the rainy season, April to July is Malawi's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the dryer months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

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The ultimate adventure package for Malawi. Experince the wildlife of Liwonde National Park, before playing Robinson Crusoe on Mumbo Island

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Nestled discreetly along the banks of a lagoon, Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is an incredible place to observe impressive pods of hippos submerged in the river, as well as warthogs and waterbucks ambling through the lodge. With safari activities based around the Shire River, top this off with a tropical retreat on an island just off Lake Malawi, a playground for adventure seekers.

  1. Fly to Lilongwe

  2. Days 1-5: Liwonde National Park, Blantyre and southern Malawi, Malawi

    On arriving into Lilongwe your driver will meet you and transfer you by road for about 3 and a half hours to the boat barrage at the Shire River, the largest river in Malawi. From here you will glide across the tranquil river by boat to Mvuu Wilderness Lodge in the heart of Liwonde National Park, your home for the next 4 nights. Overlooking a glistening lagoon, the area is a haven for hippos and is top-notch for birding enthusiasts. This afternoon after relishing on a home cooked lunch on the raised deck overlooking the lagoon, you will begin your first safari activity. Drift along the river by boat gazing out across the river as pods of hippos break the still surface of the water as they peep out to look at you. Enjoy a gin and tonic as the sky begins to turn a brilliant orange hue and watch a herd of jovial elephants congregate at the river, with towering palms silhouetted against the sky in the backdrop. Drift back to camp and enjoy drinks around the crackling campfire before being welcomed to dinner by the friendly lodge staff. 

    The following days here will be spent exploring more of this wilderness on game drives and on boat. You can also feel the thrill of a walking safari as your senses awaken to every detail of the wilderness, as you go in search for wildlife. 

     

    Accommodation: Mvuu Lodge (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-10: Lake Malawi

    This morning after a final activity immersing yourself in the wild, you will be privately transferred to Lake Malawi, where you will check in at Mumbo Island Lodge, your beach retreat for the next 5 nights. 
    Mumbo has a magical location on a secluded, tropical island surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear water. Your time can be as laidback or as energetic as you wish. Laze in the hammock draped from your thatched chalet, overlooking the lake with a beer in hand. Take to the glistening water on kayak and explore hidden coves and caves. Hike the lush trails of the island and meander through the Miombo forest. Learn to scuba dive and explore the giant granite boulders and array of vibrantly coloured fish. Or sink into serenity on the beach, listening to the sounds of the waves gently lapping the shore. The choice is yours.

    Accommodation: Mumbo Island Lodge (5 nights)

  4. Fly Home

Location

Blantyre, Southern Malawi, Lake Malawi

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday.

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