- Liwonde National Park
- Cape Maclear
Safari in Liwonde National Park.
Cruise the Shire River.
Enjoy some excellent bird watching.
Snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.
What our specialists say...
A fascinating trip through Malawi - one of the friendliest nations in the world! This itinerary incorporates time on safari in Liwonde National Park cruising on the Shire River searching for elephants, hippos and crocodiles; as well as the magnificent birdlife on offer. You will then head to the southern shores of Malawi to relax and enjoy the crystal clear freshwater lake, swimming, snorkelling and diving.
We recommend this trip for:
- Liwonde National Park
- Cape Maclear
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lilongwe.
Day 2 Lilongwe
Day 3 Liwonde National Park
You will leave Lilongwe today and enjoy a wonderful drive taking in the varied landscapes of rural Malawi. Following the course of the Shire River you will enter the Liwonde National Park. From here things become gradually more wild and remote before you arrive at the Mvuu Wilderness Camp for your three night stay.
Day 4 Liwonde National Park
Day 5 Liwonde National Park
Another packed day of safari activities from Mvuu. There is a protected area of the national park where black rhino have been introduced. Another undoubted highlight is to take a river cruise on the Shire, offering a different perspective from which to view the excellent game.
Day 6 Cape Maclear
You will leave Liwonde today as you drive to Cape Maclear, a lovely journey that takes you through lots of rural Malawi. Once at the lakeshore you will stay at Norman Carr Cottage for the next three nights.
Day 7 Cape Maclear
Day 8 Cape Maclear
Day 9 Cape Maclear
In the morning you will be driven Cape Maclear boat jetty. Here you can choose to either kayak for around an hour or enjoy a short boat transfer to Mumbo Island. On this gorgeous, unspoiled island you will spend two nights in a comfortable en suite tent.
Day 10 Cape Maclear
On Mumbo Island you are provided with your own kayak and snorkelling equipment. Lake Malawi is at its beautiful best here, you can spend the day swimming, paddling and looking for some of the many species of brilliantly coloured fish.
Day 11 Cape Maclear
Diving in Lake Malawi is a unique experience and can be set up on advance of your stay should you wish. Alternatively, there are some fabulous walks around Mumbo Island - it has never been populated and remains largely unspoilt. Spend the day exploring the stunning fig, baobab and miombo woodland.
Day 12 International return flight
Cape Maclear , International return flight
You will catch the boat back to Cape Maclear this morning for your transfer back to Lilongwe and your onward flights.
Day 13 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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