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Wild bush & beach adventure

12 days from £4,775pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy game drives in the wild Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve to view elephant, buffalo and lion.

  • Spend an afternoon in a local village learning about Malawi's rich culture.

  • Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Lilongwe
  • Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
  • Lilongwe Airport
  • Lake Malawi National Park

Itinerary idea in detail

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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

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lilongwe.

Day 2 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Day 2 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Lilongwe , Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

On arrival in Lilongwe you will be met by your driver who will take you to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and to your lodge.

Day 3 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Day 3 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy from Tongole. Perhaps explore the Wildlife Reserve walking safaris with your guides. Walking safaris reveal the smaller animals, birds, insects and trees. They give a fascinating insight into the bush.

Day 4 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Day 4 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Depending on water levels you could take a canoe trip on the Bua River or try your hand at some fly fishing. The Bua River winds through the reserve and is a magnet for game as well as water birds.

Day 5 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Day 5 Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

An alternative to safari activities is to head out to one of the local villages for an afternoon. Here you can immerse yourself in local village life and learn about Malawi's rich cultural heritage.

Day 6 Lake Malawi National Park

Day 6 Lake Malawi National Park

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve , Lilongwe Airport , Lake Malawi National Park

After breakfast you'll be driven to Lake Malawi. The drive is through some lovely scenery, but if you'd rather fly to Cape Maclear then this is also possible, just ask your specialist for more details. On arrival at your lodge you can relax beside the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi.

Accommodation options

Day 7 Lake Malawi National Park

Day 7 Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park

You have five nights to relax on the shores of Lake Malawi. You can enjoy snorkelling to see the endemic cichlid fish, sailing, exploring local villages or simply relaxing with a book.

Accommodation options

Day 8 Lake Malawi National Park

Day 8 Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park

Time relaxing at Lake Malawi.

Accommodation options

Day 9 Lake Malawi National Park

Day 9 Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park

Time relaxing at Lake Malawi.

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Day 10 Lake Malawi National Park

Day 10 Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park

Time relaxing at Lake Malawi.

Accommodation options

Day 11 International return flight

Day 11 International return flight

Lake Malawi National Park , International return flight

You'll be driven back to Lilongwe Airport today.

Day 12 International return flight

Day 12 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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Lilongwe
 
 
 
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
 
 
 
The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear
 
 
 

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