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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Lilongwe
  • Nyika Plateau
  • Likoma Island
  • Walking on Nyika Plateau.

  • Birdwatching from your romantic log cabin.

  • Light aircraft transfer over Lake Malawi.

  • Explore the incredible Likoma Cathedral.

  • Scuba diving with cichlids in Lake Malawi.

Russell, an Audley Travel specialist

What our specialists say...

A relaxing and luxurious introduction to Malawi. This journey links by light aircraft transfers, two of Malawi's unique natural wonders; Nyika plateau and Lake Malawi. A trip which will be most appreciated by those seeking relaxation and comfort as well as an injection of adventure and action. The accommodation has been carefully selected to provide a romantic, exotic atmosphere, with the bonus of diverse pastimes such as horse riding and scuba diving.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Lilongwe
  • Nyika Plateau
  • Likoma Island

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of 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 Nyika Plateau

Lilongwe , Nyika Plateau

On arrival in Lilongwe you'll be met and assisted to your light aircraft, which will fly you to the Nyika Plateau. Here you'll be met by a private driver who'll take you to your lodge.


Day 3 Nyika Plateau

Nyika Plateau

You can spend the day exploring the plateau. Activities to choose from include mountain biking, walking, horse riding and game drives.


Day 4 Nyika Plateau

Nyika Plateau

Another day to experience the unique surroundings of the Nyika Plateau. You may spot animals such as Burchell's zebra, leopard, hyena and antelope in the grassland, as well as a variety of birdlife.


Day 5 Likoma Island

Nyika Plateau , Likoma Island

This morning you'll take an hour and a half light aircraft transfer from Nyika to Likoma Island on Lake Malawi. You'll then be met by your hosts from Kaya Mawa, who'll drive you to your beautiful lodgings.

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Day 6 Likoma Island

Likoma Island

You can choose to spend the day out on the lake, where water sports include snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, kite surfing, water skiing and sailing.

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Day 7 Likoma Island

Likoma Island

You may wish to explore the local area today, paying a visit to St Peter's Cathedral, which was built in 1911 and is located in the middle of the island, and visiting local villages and their markets, where women can be seen weaving textiles.

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Day 8 Likoma Island

Likoma Island

You could spend your last day on the island relaxing on the beach and dining on delicious meals at Kaya Mawa's restaurant.

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Day 9 International return flight

Likoma Island , International return flight

You'll have an hour's light aircraft transfer to Lilongwe Airport, arriving in time for your onward flight.

Day 10 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist James
Russell, an Audley Travel specialist

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The specialist who designs your trip to Malawi will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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