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    Places visited:

  • Lilongwe
  • 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:

  • Lilongwe
  • Liwonde National Park
  • Cape Maclear

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Lilongwe

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.

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Day 2 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.

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Day 3 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.

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Day 4 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.

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Day 5 Cape Maclear

Liwonde National Park , 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.

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Day 6 Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear

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

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Day 7 Cape Maclear

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.

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Day 8 Cape Maclear

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.

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Day 9 Cape Maclear

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.

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Day 10 Cape Maclear

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.

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Day 11 Return home

Cape Maclear

You will catch the boat back to Cape Maclear this morning for your transfer back to Lilongwe and your onward flights.

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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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