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Scenic Tour of Malawi

Inspirational safari & beach honeymoon to Malawi

This scenic tour of Malawi takes you from the foothills of Mulanje Mountain to the 'Lake of Stars', Lake Malawi, stopping in-between to enjoy the peaks of Zomba and 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 or taking part in a tea tour. After Mulanje you'll continue to Zomba Mountain, a truly different experience to Mulanje.

During a walk on Zomba you could be forgiven for mistaking the lush plantation for a rain forest. Enjoy stunning views from your terrace at Ku Chawe Inn or venture out on horseback to look at Chagwa dam. Next Mvuu Camp at Liwonde National Park where you can take part in game drives, walks or boat safaris down Mvuu River. To put the cherry on the top of this trip we conclude at the eco-camp Mumbo Island Camp at Lake Malawi. The Lake offers freshwater swimming with a plethora of cichlids to enjoy underwater. Have fun snorkelling or walking along the stunning shoreline.

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Day by Day summary

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

At a glance

  • Country Icon Malawi
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Action packed experiences, friendly people and stunning backdrops
  • Game drives, walks and boat safaris at Liwonde National Park
  • Mumbo Island Camp - an entirely off grid, green camp
  • Lake Malawi - scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and hiking
  • Perfect for those who dont like to follow the crowds
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Chileka International

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Chileka Airport in Blantyre where you will be met and driven the approximately 2 hour drive to Huntingdon House in Mulanje.

  • 2 nights

Huntingdon House
Full Board | Standard Room
Malawi

Huntingdon House Guest Suite
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Day 3 - 5

Today you will be driven +- 2 hours to your lodge in the Zomba Plateau.

  • 2 nights

Ku Chawe Inn
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Double
Malawi

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Day 5 - 8

The drive to Liwonde National Park today will be approximately 2 hours.

  • 3 nights

Mvuu Camp
Full Board | Standard Room
Malawi

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Day 8 - 11

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

  • 3 nights

Mumbo Island Camp
Full Board | Standard room
Malawi

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Day 11

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

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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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Includes

  • 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
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Excludes

  • 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

ACTIVITIES

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
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tour
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Photographic Safari Icon Sightseeing
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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
    Sable
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries

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