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8 Days Southern Explorer Safaris in Malawi

  • Central African Wilderness Safari Heuglin's Lodge, Lilongwe - Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park - Mumbo Island Camp, Cape Maclear

Southern Malawi Safaris

This tour consists of wonderful days traveling through Malawi visiting some of the most beautiful reserves and national parks. Start your tour at Heughlin's Lodge in Lilongwe and make your way to two beautiful reserves where game driving activities at Mvuu Lodge and snorkeling at Mumbo Island Camp are a must. Immerse yourself in nature, wildlife, and explore animals' habitats during your trip since everything will be worth it.

Highlights

  • A professional driver or guide
  • Opportunity to go snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking
  • Bird watching, night game drives, river cruises, and guided bush walks
  • All transportation and roundtrip airport transfer
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • 7 activity days
  • English
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Central African Wilderness Safari Heuglin's Lodge

Located in Lilongwe’s quiet northern suburbs, this beautiful lodge is named after the Heuglin’s Robin that nests in the verdant gardens. Originally as a private residence, it has been lovingly renovated and developed and has eight en suite rooms, a large swimming pool, and a spacious, eclectically decorated lounge and dining area. There are an honesty bar and an extensive wildlife library.

While the lodge is bookable for guests on a safari, at the beginning or end of their stay, it is also geared towards long term stays in Lilongwe and has satellite televisions in each room as well as a super fast Wi-Fi connection.

Mvuu Lodge

This quintessential African Safari Lodge offers luxury tented camps, self-catering, and bush camp accommodation. Friendly staff will make you feel welcome, passionate chefs will conjure up superb meals, and informed and equipped guides will make your safari experience completely unforgettable.

At Mvuu, you will live close to nature. The lodge is situated in a secluded location deep within the game rich Chiawa area, next to the Zambezi National Park, and opposite the world heritage site of Mana Pools. Indigenous bush surrounds the lodge, wildlife roams freely through the camp, the un-spoilt and abundant river offer phenomenal game fishing, trophy, catch, and release tiger fish being their specialty. The magnificent Zambezi River is undoubtedly a bucket list destination and they, at Mvuu, would like to share this enchanting paradise with you.

Mumbo Island Camp

Mumbo Island Camp, accommodating fourteen guests, features tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers, and eco-loos, complemented by a dining area with bar and a watersport gazebo. The whole camp is built of timber, thatch, and canvas, and is perched on high rocks overlooking the water, blending with the lush foliage to create a Robinson Crusoe's atmosphere of rustic charm.

The Island is located within an exclusive concession area, guaranteeing privacy in a tropical island paradise. Unlike many African lodges, the decor also maintains the green ethos and almost all the furnishings are locally sourced and made either in the village or in Malawi.

You will go to Malawi to begin your adventure. This tour will start and end in Lilongwe, Malawi. During the trip, you will visit Lilongwe, Liwonde National Park, Cape Maclear town and beach, and other places while enjoying game drives, evening or night game drives, walking safaris with an armed guide, nature hikes or walks, and boat safari in an open-sided four-by-four vehicle. Additional accommodations before and at the end of the tour can be arranged by East Cape Tours for extra costs. Rates provided are for mid-range accommodations.

Day 1 - Lilongwe

You will receive a transfer from Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) to Central African Wilderness Safari's Heughlin's Lodge where you will be directed to your accommodations for the night. Meals are served at a communal table which is great for interacting with the other guests and sharing lively stories about their travels and experiences. Lunch and drinks are not included.

Day 2 to day 4 - Liwonde National Park

After leaving Central African Wilderness Safaris Heuglin's Lodge Lilongwe, you will make your way to Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park where you will be directed to your luxury tented cabin.

Some interesting activities in your all-inclusive package include day and night game drives, river cruises, guided bush walks, and birding. You can even track the rhino of Liwonde National Park on foot with members of the Black Rhino monitoring and research project. This, however, is an exclusive activity, which is not part of regular activities and is subject to availability.

After your exciting daytime activities, you can relax in a restaurant with a delicious meal or sip on an ice cold beverage in the bar. All meals and drinks except premium wines and liquors are included.

Day 5 to day 7 - Cape Maclear

You will make your way from Mvuu Lodge to the final lodge, Mumbo Island Camp. You will be directed to your chalet which has a spectacular view over the turquoise waters of Mumbo. The tiny camp caters for only fourteen guests include five double tents and one four-bed family unit. The tents are tastefully furnished with shaded decks, hammocks, and hot bucket showers.

You can swim in the warm, crystal clear waters; snorkel in secluded, fish-filled bays; kayak around the island and explore hidden coves and caves; hike along carefully laid trails which traverse the island and meander through the beautiful Miombo forest; or you can take it easy and enjoy the beach from the comfort of the beach loungers, swing in your private hammock on the tent deck, or take tea in Mumbo Island Camp's comfortable lounge. All meals and all drinks excluding premium wines and liquors are included in the prices.

Day 8 - Cape Maclear

You will leave Mumbo Island Camp as your tour package comes to a close. Today, you'll be dropped off at the airport or hotel. Breakfast and all drinks except spirits or liquor are included in the prices.

Hiking, bird watching, night game drives, river cruises, and guided bush walks are included in the prices.

This tour will take place in Lilongwe, Malawi.

All meals and drinks as specified in the program section are included in the prices.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All activities unless labeled as optional
  • All taxes and VAT
  • All transportation unless labeled as optional
  • Daily specified meals
  • Park fees for non-residents
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Specified drinks
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Airfare
  • Government imposed increase of taxes or park fees
  • Other drinks
  • Other meals
  • Personal items such as souvenirs, travel insurance, and visa fees
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). Transfer from and to the airport is included. East Cape Tours will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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