Ultimate Malawi

Majete & Lake Malawi

From £4500 per person sharing in low season
From £5900 per person sharing in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Full Board and activities

per person based on two people sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and private transfers

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At a Glance

  • A myriad of experiences and relaxation, all whilst staying in opulent luxury and key locations to witness Malawi’s greatest wildlife and staggering scenery.

  • Delve into the heart of Majete Wildlife Reserve on a thrilling jeep safari with your knowledgeable guide and come face to face with Africa’s renowned ‘big 5’.

  • Thrilling bush walks, serene river safaris and exhilarating game drives await you in the unspoiled wilderness of Liwonde National Park.

  • Take to the water on a traditional dhow and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise across the gleaming Lake Malawi.

  • Sink into relaxation on the shores of Lake Malawi and feel a sense of calm wash over you as you embrace the National Park’s crystal-clear waters and pristine setting.

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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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A wonderful trip encompassing two of Malawi's highlights!

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

Delve into the paramount of Malawi by combining the reviving safari experiences of Majete Game Reserve and Liwonde National Park with the crystal-clear waters and relaxed atmosphere of Lake Malawi. Soak up a variety of unique and individually curated experiences whilst taking some time to explore on your own and find gems that will take you off the tourist trail, all whilst devouring first-class cuisine and residing in luxurious lodges complimented by seamless service.

  1. Fly to Majete

  2. Days 1-4: Majete Wildlife Reserve

    Cushioned in the southern-western part of Malawi, begin your wonderful journey in the hilly miombo of Majete Wildlife Reserve. You will spend three nights at the lavish Mkulumadzi Lodge, a secluded safari camp perched on the banks of the flowing Shire River offering astounding views of the bush from each guest villa. Perfectly situated in the heart of the reserve, you will spend time venturing into the captivating bush on a variety of day and night game drives with your expert guide. Learn about the reserves flourishing wildlife, track down Africa’s ‘big five’ and sit in silence as you come face to face with rhinos, elephants, buffalos and zebras. Bush walks and river trips are also available so grab your cameras and prepare to be stunned in this jaw-dropping wilderness. In between tracking down Malawi’s exciting wildlife, cool off in the lodge’s inviting swimming pool, quench your thirst with a refreshing beverage from the bar or simply watch in awe as hippos wallow in the river below your villa’s terrace. In the evenings, embrace the lodge’s warming atmosphere with its beautifully lit lanterns, indulgent cuisine and attentive service.

    Accommodation: Mkulumadzi (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Liwonde National Park, Blantyre and southern Malawi, Malawi

    From one safari sanctuary to the next, it’s time to drive four hours north to the spectacular Liwonde National Park where you’ll have the deluxe Kuthengo Camp as your base for the next three nights. An intimate four-tented camp nestled within flourishing vegetation and overlooking an open stretch of the Shire River, you will feel a sense of peace in this exclusive eco-friendly camp. Wake up in the comfort of your lavish ensuite tent to the soothing sounds of surrounding nature calls. Begin your day with a freshly brewed pot of tea on your private sundeck overlooking the vast landscapes and choose from a selection of safari activities before diving into the savannah with your skilful guide. From tracking elusive wildlife on foot, cruising the serene Shire River on board a safari boat or gaining 360-degree views of the reserve’s infamous game from an open top vehicle, the unspoiled Liwonde National Park promises an ultimate safari retreat whilst offering a completely different impression to your previous experiences in Majete.

    Accommodation: Kuthengo Camp (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-12: Lake Malawi

    Glide into the final leg of your journey as you are transferred through bustling market villages and onto the Jewel in Malawi’s crown – the gleaming waters of Lake Malawi. Staying at the secluded Pumulani, you’ll be tucked away amongst the flourishing vegetation that sits on the protected western shores of the Nankumba Peninsula. Each of the luxurious ten villas are lovingly designed to incorporate every sense of style and comfort and boast astounding views overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, creating a serene setting to conclude your trip. With crystal-clear waters and innumerable species of cichlid fish, the National Park offers an abundance of lake activities for you to dive into. From the best freshwater scuba diving in the world and unrivalled snorkelling experiences, to floating across the lake’s gleaming surface on a kayak and paddling across its unruffled waters in search of tiny inlets and birdlife. In between exploring the pristine surroundings, there’s plentiful opportunity to switch off and relax. Bask on the beach and soak up the sun whilst listening to the soothing sound of the water crash onto the shore. Take a plunge in one of the stylish infinity pools to cool off or simply settle on the sand with a refreshing island drink whilst absorbing the magic of your surroundings. At sunset, embark on a traditional wooden dhow and cruise the still waters whilst watching the sun go down before heading back inland to indulge in a delectable evening meal in the open restaurant.

    After 5 nights at Pumulani you will be whisked back to the airport for your international flight home.

    Accommodation: Pumulani (5 nights)

  5. Fly Home

Location

Majete & Lake Malawi

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