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Highlights of Malawi

13 days from £3,890pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Lilongwe
  • Liwonde National Park
  • The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

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

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Lilongwe


On arrival at Lilongwe Airport you will be met by your driver who will take you to your guesthouse in Lilongwe for the night.


Day 3 Liwonde National Park

Lilongwe , 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

Liwonde National Park

A full day to enjoy the game viewing on offer from Mvuu Camp. In the national park you will see hippo, elephant, impala and crocodile, plus some wonderful bird life as well as less common mammals such as the warthog.

Day 5 Liwonde National Park

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 & Cape Maclear

Liwonde National Park , The Southern Lakeshore & 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 & Cape Maclear

The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

There are a number of water sports you can participate in at Norman Carr cottage including snorkelling, canoeing and water-skiing.

Day 8 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

Today you can explore the area further in a guided village walk, giving you a great insight into day to day life in Malawi.

Day 9 The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

The Southern Lakeshore & 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 & Cape Maclear

The Southern Lakeshore & 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 & Cape Maclear

The Southern Lakeshore & 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 & 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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Liwonde National Park
The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear