Welcome to Malawi! Arrive at Chileka International Airport, meet and greet with transfers to Huntingdon House to enjoy 2 nights at this glamorous colonial house surrounded by unparalleled beauty, the Satemwa Tea Estate. Enjoy a different and exciting side of this wonderful country.
Huntingdon House is the epitome of old colonialism in Malawi, from the beautiful backdrop of the tea estates to the manicured lawn with a croquet set up. The formal rose garden and the cosy lounge with bookcases where you can sit with a book in front of the fireplace are highlights. With delicious food and a tea-inspired cocktail menu, it is the perfect place to explore the tea estates.
After your stay at the Estates we will take you to Majete Wildlife Reserve an incredible conservation success story and Malawi’s only Big Five park with thriving animal populations and plentiful birdlife. You will stay at Thawale Lodge for two nights
Thawale Lodge provides excellent accommodation for guests visiting Majete Wildlife Reserve. Majete has recently undergone a transformation and guests can enjoy the wildlife from their private chalet balcony and watch the evening flow of animals come to the waterhole as they are having a sundowner.
From Majete it is time to head to the stunning Zomba Plateau and stay at Zomba Forest Lodge situated at the foot of Zomba Plateau for a quaint and homely stay with gorgeous gardens and views over the plateau. The food is tasty and the hosts friendly and warm. You will stay here for two nights of your tour.
Explore the waterfalls or enjoy a less strenuous but beautiful hike through the forests. The top of the plateau is criss-crossed by streams and is dotted with waterfalls and still lakes. The hike to the top of the Plateau is a popular tourist activity.
Spend two nights on the Shire River exploring the conservation success that is Liwonde National Park on land and on the river, from its thriving populations of black rhino and cheetah to the endless bird species. The perfect place to experience Malawi’s flourishing wildlife.
The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment and guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, kayak around the islands or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the full board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that give the lodge its name and inhabit every inch of the coastline.
Latitude 13 is a stylish boutique hotel in the centre of Lilongwe, set in a lush green garden with a huge swimming pool. There is a beautiful spa and the whole hotel is filled with modern art made from recyclable material such as washed up glass and driftwood made by a women’s charity on the island of Likoma. This is Lilongwe’s most upmarket hotel and the restaurant is very popular with the city’s ‘movers and shakers’, we recommend popping in for a cocktail or two and dinner whilst here.
Today we will cross the border into Zambia to South Luangwa National Park. You will be transferred to stay at Kafunta River Lodge, a classic Zambian Safari Lodge, combining all the essentials for a great safari, including its spectacular location at the edge of the floodplain. You will spend the next three nights of your tour here.
Beyond the plain, lies the Luangwa River – one of the best game viewing areas in the magical South Luangwa National Park. This is indeed the premier park in Zambia and one of the best national parks in all of Africa.
Today we on a game drive transfer you will be taken to your next home in South Luangwa, Three Rivers Camp. You will spend the next 2 nights of your trip here.
Situated in an unspoiled and uncrowded part of the park, the game viewing activities at Three Rivers offer a more authentic experience. Be sure to explore a bit on foot on a walking safari with their professional and experienced guides. Back to camp for some R&R and sumptuous meals. Don’t forget to make full use of your own personal star bed which is attached to every room. Spend the night in a comfy bed, covered by nothing but a mosquito net as you gaze at the African night’s sky and listen to the nocturnal world come to life around you.
Alas, all good things must come to an end. You will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka for your onward travel.