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Best of Malawi – Bush & Beach

Itinerary
Overview
  • Black Rhino in Majete Reserve
  • Tea Estates in the lush green valleys of Malawi
  • Old colonial capital of Zomba
  • Rhino tracking experience in Liwonde
  • Birding on the Shire river
  • Snorkelling & diving in Lake Malawi
  • Culture of Likoma Island
Countries Visited:
Malawi
Length of Trip:
13 days

itinerary
highlights

  • Black Rhino in Majete Reserve
  • Tea Estates in the Lush Green Valleys of Malawi
  • Old Colonial Capital of Zomba
  • Rhino Tracking Experience in Liwonde
  • Birding on the Shire River
  • Snorkelling & Diving in Lake Malawi
  • Culture of Likoma Island

This itinerary includes the following Camps:

Mkulumadzi

Mkulumadzi in Zomba and Mt Mulanje and the Majete

Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of the Shire and the ...Read More

Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of the Shire and the Mkulumadzi River shaded by giant leadwood trees.

The Majete Reserve is made up of mature miombo woodlands and granite topped hills that contrast with picturesque river valleys and lush riverine forest.

Guests arrive at Mkulumadzi by a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River. The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the Shire River, shaded by giant leadwood trees and wild mangos.

Each chalet has a spacious bedroom and lounge, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private viewing deck where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. The bush chalets are luxurious and spacious with contemporary furnishings. They are flooded with natural light, providing the sense of being in the forest without compromising comfort and privacy. 

In the outdoor rain shower guests can enjoy the sensation of bathing under a waterfall. The shower is open to the surrounding bush with stone-clad walls for privacy.

The lodge has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace, a bar and shop, swimming pool, viewing deck and a lapa for evening campfires.

 

 

Huntingdon House

Huntingdon House in Zomba and Mt Mulanje and the Majete

Huntingdon House represents the soul of the Satemwa Tea Estate where guests are invited to experience the re-birth of this ...Read More

Huntingdon House represents the soul of the Satemwa Tea Estate where guests are invited to experience the re-birth of this historic property as it enters it’s next glorious era with modern comforts tastefully complementing charming 1920’s pieces.

The Thyolo district forms the heart of Malawi’s tea producing region with rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country.

Huntingdon House was built in the 1920’s and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house is surrounded by magnificent gardens, secret patios and terraces and beautiful old trees and it is a great place to stop and relax.

Perfect for visitors that enjoy a temperate climate and a diverse scenery which ranges from tropical evergreen forests to riverine thickets and rolling hills.

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge in Liwonde

Mvuu Lodge is located in Liwonde National Park set in lush vegetation on the banks of a quiet lagoon. Mvuu means "hippo" in Tonga ...Read More

Mvuu Lodge is located in Liwonde National Park set in lush vegetation on the banks of a quiet lagoon. Mvuu means “hippo” in Tonga and the name epitomizes the large numbers of hippo pods that inhabit the Shire River. Liwonde National Park is home to the largest remaining elephant population in Malawi and one of only two breeding nuclei of black rhino reside here.

Mvuu Lodge is one of Malawi’s finest wilderness camps set in lush vegetation on the banks of a quiet lagoon flowing off the Shire River.

The lodge has 8 stunningly designed tents overlooking the water’s edge, constructed from wood, stone and canvas all with ensuite bathrooms.

Mvuu means “hippo” in Tonga and the name epitomizes the large number of hippo pods that inhabit the Shire.

Mvuu Lodge offers an exclusive and luxurious safari experience in the heart of Malawi’s premier wildlife destination.

The raised dining area overlooks a lagoon.

Kaya Mawa

Kaya Mawa in Lake Malawi and Likoma island

Kaya Mawa is a luxury beach lodge based on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, set on a south facing crescent beach on Likoma ...Read More

Kaya Mawa is a luxury beach lodge based on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, set on a south facing crescent beach on Likoma Island  in Lake Malawi.

The lodge has been hand-built by the islanders and designed to fit into the environment whilst maximising views and lake acccess.  All the luxurious rooms have lake access and/or a private plunge pool.

Translated as “Maybe tomorrow” in the local dialect, good use has been made of the stunning natural surrounding to create an idyllic island lodge of unique character and imagination with a very special ambiance.  Kaya Mawa is located on Likoma Island, half way up Lake Malawi, close to the Mozambique mainland and is covered with mango trees and ancient baobabs, encircled by glorious sandy beaches and rocky covers.  Voted as one of the most romantic places to stay, families and couples are equally at home on the lake.

Likoma Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, is widely regarded as having the best diving on the Lake,  both in terms of the  diversity of fish species and their sheer abundance.  Kaya Mawa is a recognised PADI resort and offers wonderful diving.

 

 

This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:

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