Unspoilt wilderness and an absence of tourism in high numbers, makes a Malawi Safari an adventure not to be missed. Whether on a game drive or walking safari, in Malawi one discovers wild animals instead of simply viewing them. Encounters with big game can be had on a Malawi safari, including hippos in great numbers with the mighty Zambezi River and vast Lake Malawi providing gathering areas for endless wildlife.
Nestled on the vast waters of Lake Malawi, this deserted tropical island offers some of the world’s best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
Run as an off-grid green camp, Mumbo is unspoilt and pristine, offering a truly sustainable tourism opportunity. Accommodating just 14 guests in beautifully thatched tents complete with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’.
Aquatic and beach activities abound. Swim in the crystal clear waters, snorkel in secluded bays and kayak around the island to find hidden coves and caves.
Price Range: $
Standout: Perched on high rocks overlooking the water, the camp is in an exclusive concession guaranteeing a private and secluded tropical getaway.
Nestled discreetly along the expansive Shire River, the recently refurbished camp and lodge provides amazing viewing opportunities at incredible value.
Set high above the water for lengthy views, Mvuu Camp can accommodate up to 34 guests in their 12 ensuite chalets while Mvuu Lodge provides 8 ensuite stone and thatch tents for up to 16 guests, each with private viewing platforms. The lodge comprises of a dining room, pub, comfortable lounge area and impressive wildlife library, and a swimming pool for cooling off.
Price Range: $
Standout: New star beds at Mvuu Lodge provide Malawi Safari guests with an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and take in Liwonde’s vast floodplains, open marshes and mopane woodlands.
Situated in the iconic wilderness area of Nyika National Park, this small and private camp is ideal for those wanting a comfortably rustic stay that won’t break your budget.
Four chalets, which have two double bedrooms each, a dining area, a small kitchen and a bathroom (bathtub + shower) plus an additional six twin-bedded suites located opposite a crystal clear dam.
The montane grasslands of the plateau rise 2400m above sea level. Zebra, an array of antelope species, hyena and elephant call Nyika home, as well as nearly 400 species of birds.
Price Range: $$
Standout: Known for incredible leopard sightings where many a guest has witnessed these majestic cats in their natural habitat.
Into The Warm Heart Of Africa
Two countries for the price of one with 8 nights of escape to both Malawi and Zambia.
Your journey will begin at Lusaka International Airport, where you will catch a short flight to Mfuwe airport. At Mfuwe you will be collected and transferred to Tena Tena to spend the next 4 nights on a fully inclusive basis. The superb Tena Tena Camp is tucked away on banks of the Luangwa River in the pristine South Luangwa National Park. With its breathtaking views of the river and a nearby waterhole, guests can experience exceptional wilderness encounters in the comfort of their beautifully-adorned tents.
After check out at Tena Tena, you’re transferred back to Mfuwe Airport, where you will catch a scenic Charter flight over Zambia and into Malawi. Here you will experience the luxury of Lake of Malawi which is a great comparison to the bush you’ve just come from. You will be greeted at Lilongwe Airport and transferred by road to the luxurious Pumulani, for another 4 nights on a Fully Board basis. Pumulani is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, which is on the Southern end of Lake Malawi. It is subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy.
from $7115 per person for 8 nights and 9 days
Honeymooners Ultimate African Escape
We like to think of this as an extended holiday fit for newlyweds or romantic couples. You’ll escape and experience the best that both Malawi and Zambia have to offer, on an African safari adventure of a lifetime.
Your journey will begin from Lusaka International Airport, where you will catch a short flight to the Royal Airstrip in the lower Zambezi. From here you will be transferred to the majestic Royal Zambezi Lodge. You will spend 4 nights here on a Fully Inclusive basis, spending the days fishing, dining, game viewing from the luxurious horizon pool, or choosing to participate in what Royal Zambezi calls DNA – Doing Nothing At All. With the wild on your doorstep and the Zambezi flowing right in front of your eyes, there’s not much more you could ask for.
After experiencing the mighty Zambezi, you will take another short scenic flight to the South Luangwa, where you will stay at Chinzombo Camp on a Fully Inclusive basis. Chizombo is luxurious yet also elegantly natural. It is tucked into the shade of ancient trees on a bend of the Luangwa River. Here you will be spending the days watching the majestic bird life the area has to offer. You may also take part in the game drives and even have the chance for prolific sightings of Leopard. In addition, there is incredible game in the area. We guarantee you will not be disappointed.
From Chinzombo, your journey will change from the bush of Zambia to the beaches of Lake Malawi. From Chinzombo, you will catch another charter flight across Zambia and into Malawi. On Lake Malawi you will stay at Kaya Mawa for 3 nights of Full Board excellence. The camp is situated on the stunning Likoma island in the middle of Lake Malawi, also known as the warm heart of Africa. Kaya Mawa, meaning ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, offers the ultimate beach destination in Africa. Upon arrival at the island airstrip, you will experience the warmest welcome by the friendly people in the local communities.
from $12,350 per person for 12 nights and 13 days