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.
- Liwonde National Park
- The Southern Lakeshore and 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 The Southern Lakeshore and 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 The Southern Lakeshore and Cape Maclear
Day 8 The Southern Lakeshore and Cape Maclear
Day 9 The Southern Lakeshore and 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 The Southern Lakeshore and 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 The Southern Lakeshore and 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
The Southern Lakeshore and 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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