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 three 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, and with just 2 lodges in the entire park, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with a team of experienced guides will feel like an adventure. Find the Big 5 here as well as cheetah and the endangered African Wild Dog on game drives, walking safaris or seasonal boat safaris.
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 four 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.
This morning you will rise and will be transferred to the Liwonde Airstrip for your private charter to Nyika National Park. From the airstrip here you will be met by your guide from Chelinda Lodge to transfer you to the beautiful Chelinda for the next 3 nights of your trip.
Compared to the ‘Scottish highlands’ in Africa, Nyika National Park is home to plenty of plains game, hyena and even the occasional lion and leopard. The park is fabulous for walking safaris, cycling, fly fishing in the numerous freshwater dams and is famed for its spectacular birdlife, like the bar-tailed trogon.
After a day of exciting activities, spend the evening curled up in front of the roaring fire and enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal before retiring to your cosy cabin for a bath in the claw-foot bathtub and enjoy the flames in your own fireplace.
Today you will be transferred back to the Nyika Airstrip for your charter flight to Likoma Island on Lake Malawi. You will stay here for the last three nights of your tour. Settle into your stunning chalet at Kaya Mawa and enjoy a gentle dip in the warm waters of the lake before a well deserved siesta.
Take advantage of all the exciting water-based activities like kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkelling, scuba or a sunset cruise. A must see is St Peter’s Cathedral. Said to be the same size as Winchester Cathedral. Its stained-glass windows, crumbling masonry and sheer scale are testament to the zeal of its missionary creators’ religious conviction.
Another thing you should do is visit the Katundu workshop. Entirely run and managed by local women, they create stunning homewares from recycled products found on the island included their famous tumbled-glass chandeliers.
Today you will wave goodbye to Malawi for now. You will be transferred back to Likoma Airstrip where you will be flown back to Lilongwe Intnerational Airport for your flight home.
End of Tour.