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Magical Malawi Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Malawi

It's impossible not to fall in love with Malawi, fondly known as the 'Warm Heart of Africa'. This magical holiday blends an offbeat safari in 2 of the country's most scenic national parks, Majete and Liwondwe, followed by relaxation on the shores of Lake Malawi. First up, Mkulumadzi Lodge is on the banks of the Shire River in a private concession of the newly revitalised Majete Wildlife Reserve. From 2003 thousands of animals were reintroduced and the area has thrived as home to the Big 5.

Next, fly to Liwonde National Park, Malawi's best-known game viewing area. Composed of lagoons, forests and savannah plains it's home to an amazing amount of biodiversity. Mvuu Lodge is named after the large pods of hippos in the Shire River surrounding the lodge. Activities include boat safaris, nature walks, treks & trails, birding, and traditional game drives by day and night. After your safari, you will head to Mumbo Island on Lake Malawi, an ecotourist's dream. Spend your time snorkelling through crystal clear water, kayaking, hiking or simply relaxing.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Chileka International
  • 3 nights - Mkulumadzi Lodge, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi
  • 3 nights - Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
  • 5 nights - Mumbo Island Camp, Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Ends - Transfer to Lilongwe for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Mkulumadzi bush breakfast
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  • Trailblaze through Majete Wildlife Reserve which is virtually undiscovered
  • River cruises - see hippo pods, bathing elephant, crocodile and birdlife
  • Malawi, a tiny country with a big heart
  • Mumbo Island Camp - an entirely off grid, green camp
  • Lake Malawi - scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and hiking
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Chileka International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive in Blantyre where you will be met and driven the +- 2.5hour drive to Majete.

  • 3 nights

Mkulumadzi Lodge
All Inclusive | Bush Chalet

A guest suite
L Mvuu Lodge Game Viewing In Front Of The Lodge
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B Mvuu Lodge Main Dining Area
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Day 4 - 7

A drive today of +-4 hours will bring you to your lodge at Liwonde National Park.

  • 3 nights

Mvuu Lodge
Full Board | Luxury Suite

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Day 7 - 12

Drive the 2.5 hours today to Kayak base and then take the 1 hour boat transfer to Mumbo Island.

  • 5 nights

Mumbo Island Camp
Full Board | Lakeview Chalet

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Day 12

Travel today by road and boat for +- 5.5 hours to Lilongwe Airport where you will board your international flight.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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