Welcome to Malawi! On arrival at Chileka International Airport you will be met by a Crafted Africa guide who will welcome and transfer you to Mkulumadzi situated right within Majete Wildlife Reserve, one of the outstanding success stories of African conservation. You will spend two nights of your tour here.
Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant leadwood trees. It is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities. Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with a team of experienced guides will feel like an adventure.
Today you will rise and go on your last activity in Majete Wildlife Reserve before being jetted off to the stunning Satemwa Tea Estates. You will be transferred to the wonderful home, Huntingdon House for the next 2 nights.
Go for guided walks around the estates, play croquet on the lawn, take a tour of the coffee factory and do some tea tasting. Don’t forget to take a trip up to the picnic spot for sundowners for a birds eye view of the estate and far beyond.
You can even take a day trip to Mount Mulanje and do some hiking before heading back to the house to enjoy a home cooked meal and a tea/coffee related cocktail by the fire in the drawing room.
Today you will be transferred to the Shire River where you will be met by the Kuthengo Camp staff and transferred via boat to your home for the next 2 nights.
You will settle into your room on arrival and rest. That afternoon you will be taken on your first game drive to explore the wildlife of Liwonde National Park. After your activity you will be brought back to the camp in time to freshen up before enjoying an al fresco dinner and campfire stories.
Up bright and early the next morning for your morning activity, choose from game drives, walking safaris or boating safaris! After your activity, hop in the swimming pool or do some birding on your private deck before lunch. After lunch, why not have a siesta or read a book by the pool before your evening activity. Game drive and dinner and a good nights’ sleep lay ahead.
Off to the Lake we go! Today you will be transferred to Kayak Africa Cottage in Cape Maclear where you will meet your boat transfer and set off for Mumbo Island. Settle into your basic but gorgeous lake view chalet at Mumbo Island Lodge and take a dip in the warm waters of Lake Malawi.
Take advantage of all the exciting water-based activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking or a sunset cruise. Or set off on foot into the depths of this uninhabited island and explore the natural wonders within. Embark on one of the many nature trails and discover hidden beaches, caves and exquisite birdlife before settling in for a sundowner gin & tonic on the famous ‘pod rock’ viewpoint.
Today you will be transferred by boat back to the mainland to meet your guide. He will then transfer you to Whistler’s Cottage in Senga Bay to catch the Blue Zebra boat to their private island. You will stay here for the last two nights of your tour.
Blue Zebra Island Lodge is nestled on Nankoma Island, an unspoiled paradise under the protection of Lake Malawi National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Wake up to the sounds of nature, and Lake Malawi, with birds chirping. The lodge has a range of activity options to suit individuals, couples, families and friends. Take a gentle walk around the island – don’t forget your binos (visit in the green season and you could spot the annually nesting African Pitta here!) Kayak round the island, snorkel, take a dip in the stunning infinity pool or just sit on your private veranda to relax.
Today you will wave goodbye to Malawi for now. You will be transferred by boat back to the mainland where your guide will be waiting to transfer you to Lilongwe Kamuzu International Airport for your flight home.
End of Tour.