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Malawi Family Holiday

Inspirational safari family holiday to Malawi

This scenic family tour of Malawi takes you from the rolling Shire Highlands and the foothills of the Mulanje Mountains to the crystalline waters of Lake Malawi, stopping in between to enjoy the peaks of Zomba and the incredible game viewing at Liwonde National Park.  First stop, Huntingdon House, a 1930's farmstead on a working tea plantation.  Enjoy sunny days in Mulanje climbing the mountain, splashing in the rock pools, mountain biking, or taking part in a tea tour.  Continue to Ku Chawe Inn located on the edge of the Zomba Plateau, offering panoramic views of the valley below. Explore the Zomba Plateau on foot or venture out on horseback. 

Next Mvuu Camp at Liwonde National Park where you can take part in game drives, walks or boat safaris down the Mvuu River and admire hippos up close. Conclude with a 4 night stay at the family-friendly Pumulani Lodge on Lake. Relax on the sandy beach, kayak or spend hours snorkelling through crystal clear waters, children will delight at the sight of colorful fish below.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Chileka International
  • 3 nights - Huntingdon House, Mount Mulanje, Malawi
  • 2 nights - Ku Chawe Inn, Zomba Plateau, Malawi
  • 3 nights - Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
  • 4 nights - Pumulani, Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Ends - Transfer to Lilongwe for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Chileka International

Huntingdon House aerial view of the plantation
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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Blantyre Airport where a driver will meet the family and drive you all to your lodge on the Satemwa Tea Estate.

  • 3 nights

Huntingdon House
Full Board | 2 x Standard Rooms

Huntingdon House Guest Suite
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Day 4 - 6

Today the family will be driven to the Zomba Plateau area.

  • 2 nights

Ku Chawe Inn
Full Board | 2 x Deluxe Rooms

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Day 6 - 9

Today the family will be driven to the Liwonde National Park for your safari.

  • 3 nights

Mvuu Camp
Full Board | Family Room

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Day 9 - 13

Today your driver will take you to Lake Malawi for your beach stay on the shores of the lake.

  • 4 nights

All Inclusive | Lake View Villa

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Day 13

Today you will be driven to Lilongwe Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • 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
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tour
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Birdwatching Icon Sightseeing
  • 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
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries


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