Destination

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Duration
11 Days 10 Nights
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Tour Type
Adventure
Escorted Tour
Family
Wildlife
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Group Size
Unlimited
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Tour Guide
Professional
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Malawi

11-Day Malawi Best of Wildlife

Malawi Safari – Embark on an extraordinary expedition through the most captivating wildlife habitats in the region. Traverse the lush, wooded expanses of Majete Wildlife Reserve, where dense forests teem with diverse animal life. Experience the sprawling plains and iconic river safaris of Liwonde National Park, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife encounters. Journey further to the renowned South Luangwa National Park, celebrated across borders as the valley of the leopard, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Throughout this adventure, relish the hospitality of Malawi, spending nights in enchanting forests and prime birding spots, adding a warm-hearted touch to your safari experience. Prepare for an immersive encounter with nature’s wonders, immersing yourself in the beauty and biodiversity of these revered wildlife sanctuaries, promising an unforgettable exploration amid the wild heart of the African landscape.

Destinations
Malawi 
Start Blantyre (Day 1)
Day 2-3 Majete WR
Day 4 Zomba Plateau
Day 5-6 Liwonde NP
Day 7 Dzalanyama Forest
Zambia 
Day 8-10 South Luangwa NP
End Mfuwe (Town) (Day 11)
Depature Yes Required
Country Malawi, Zambia
Travel Style Upper-Mid-range
Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Travel With Private Car

Details

Embark on an unforgettable expedition through the finest wildlife havens in the region. Traverse the lush forested thickets of Majete Wildlife Reserve, then venture into the expansive open plains and renowned river safaris of Liwonde National Park. Discover the legendary South Luangwa National Park, acclaimed as the valley of the leopard beyond the borders, offering unparalleled encounters with these majestic creatures. Throughout this journey, relish overnight stays in Malawi's cherished forests and top birdwatching spots, adding a delightful warmth to your safari experience. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and rich biodiversity of these revered wildlife areas, promising an unparalleled adventure amid Africa's untamed wilderness.

Upon your arrival in Blantyre today, you'll rendezvous with your guide. Your next stop will be Leslie Lodge, a haven for relaxation and unwinding. Later in the afternoon or evening, your guide will conduct a briefing about your upcoming tour, finalizing the schedule for tomorrow's activities. Your accommodation for the night will be at Leslie Lodge, inclusive of dinner, bed, and breakfast. Your guide will be situated nearby in Blantyre and will remain accessible should you wish to explore the city in the evening or dine out, expenses of which will be at your own discretion. This arrangement offers the flexibility to discover Blantyre's charms or savor a delightful dinner experience with the guidance available at your service.

You will have a leisurely start to your morning today and enjoy breakfast. Your guide will meet you in the morning and you can head into Blantyre to explore the area. Blantyre has a fascinating history with well-preserved colonial-style buildings and a thriving market. You will take a slow drive down to Majete and arrive in time for lunch at Thawale Lodge. Should you like to explore more of Blantyre, your guide can stop at a cafe or restaurant in town for lunch at your cost. You will arrive in Thawale and unwind. If you arrive in time for an afternoon activity, you will head out with Thawale Lodge to explore Majete Wildlife Reserve. Activities included in your stay are seasonal walking safaris, game drives, and seasonal boat safaris. You will have an overnight stay here including all your meals, activities, game park entrance fees, and levies.

You will enjoy a full day in Majete Wildlife Reserve with Thawale Lodge including all your meals, activities, game park entrance fees, and levies. You will have two activities today; one early in the morning and one in the evening to explore the area. You will enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the lodge and watching the animals drink in the nearby waterhole.

After breakfast, you will take a gentle drive back up through Blantyre and on to Zomba. There's incredible history en route as you head to the quaint town at the bottom of Zomba Plateau. You will stop off at the market, monument, or museum or head up the mountain to explore the dam. Zomba has an incredible array of birdlife and walking trails. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you explore and then head to Zomba Forest Lodge mid-afternoon to unwind. There are a variety of walking trails from Zomba Forest Lodge to enjoy the area. Your guide will be staying close by and you can arrange a guided walk this afternoon or in the morning. Your overnight stay will be at Zomba Forest Lodge including dinner and breakfast.

You will have a slow start to this morning and have time to walk around the area with or without your guide. After breakfast, you will drive northwards to Liwonde National Park. You will enjoy a picnic lunch en route and arrive at the Mvuu pick-up point mid-afternoon to meet your boat. Your guide will wave you off as you head across the river to Mvuu camp and will stay close by should you need him. You will spend the night at Mvuu including all your meals, activities, and game park entrance fees and levies. Activities include seasonal walking safaris, boat safaris, and game drives. Your guide with Mvuu will go over a program with you for your stay to explore Liwonde.

You will enjoy Liwonde with Mvuu Camp exploring the area. You will spend the night here including all your meals, game park entrance fees, levies, and activities. There will be two activities available today, one in the morning and one in the evening to explore the area. You will spend the rest of the day relaxing in camp. Take advantage of the swimming pool!

You will head back across the river to meet your Land & Lake guide and say goodbye to Liwonde National Park as you make your way across the country, through Lilongwe. You will be stopping off at the Land & Lake Café for lunch and then off to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. This is Land & Lake's own haven in the forest. You will enjoy your night here including all your meals, and bike hire. There's a variety of walking and hiking trails to explore the area. Dzalanyama has little wildlife left but Land and Lake's work in the area will hopefully revive what was once a thriving wildlife hub just 60km outside of Lilongwe.

After breakfast, you and your guide will head out from the forest and towards the Zambian border. Here, your guide will go through the border crossing procedures. You'll need to pay for any visas that may be required and then continue into Zambia and on to South Luangwa National Park. Just past Chipata, you will enjoy a picnic lunch on the roadside and then arrive at Flatdogs mid-late afternoon to unwind. You don't have an activity booked for tonight, but wildlife is prolific along the banks of the Luangwa River. Your Land & Lake guide will say farewell to you tonight and leave you in the very capable hands of the Flatdogs team. You will enjoy exploring Luangwa with your lodge with two game drives per full day, all your meals, and game park fees included.

You will enjoy a full day with Flatdogs Camp exploring South Luangwa National Park. You will spend the night here including all your activities, meals, and game park entrance fees and levies. You can relax during the heat of the day. Back at camp, there is a swimming pool and sprawling views of the Luangwa River, and the park beyond!

Flatdogs will take you across to the airport today in time for your flight down to Lusaka and back home. You will enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out. It's about an hour to the airport and Flatdogs will coordinate this with you.

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