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Southern Malawi & South Luangwa – Classic

Tour Length
  • 17 days / 16 nights
Tour Highlights
  • Tea Estates
  • Big 5 park
  • Forest bathing
  • Island retreat
  • Valley of leopards
Itinerary

Day 1-3

Satemwa Tea Estates | Thyolo House

Welcome to Malawi! Arrive at Chileka International Airport, meet and greet with transfers to Thyolo 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.

Thyolo House was renovated and repurposed from an old farmhouse that was built in the first half of the last century. The house retains the charm of that old colonial farmhouse and is surrounded by tea estates and gardens that seamlessly disappear into the surrounding tropical forest.

Day 3-5

Majete Wildlife Reserve | Thawale Lodge

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.

Day 5-7

Zomba Plateau | Zomba Forest Lodge

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.

Day 7-9

Liwonde National Park | Mvuu Camp

It is now time to drive to Liwonde National Park. Your driver/guide will transfer you to Mvuu Camp situated along the Shire River right within the park. 

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.

Day 9-12

Nankoma Island | Blue Zebra Island Lodge

You will now head to Lake Malawi to cool off! You will be transferred to Senga Bay for your boat transfer to Blue Zebra Island Lodge for a three night stay. 

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.

Day 12-15

South Luangwa National Park | Kafunta River Lodge

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.

Day 15-17

South Luangwa National Park | Three Rivers Camp

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.

Day 17

End of Itinerary

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.

Tour Price
  • From US$6,910 per person

Based on 2 pax sharing in low season (2023)
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