Malawi is a little-known gem of a country in the heart of central southern Africa that offers a true African experience at a relatively low cost.
It is a long and narrow landlocked country covering more than 1000 kilometers from north to south. Lake Malawi, nearly 600km long and up to 80km wide, dominates the countryside.

There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculpted and determined by Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the largest single geographical feature on Earth. This ancient 5000 km-long geological formation bisects much of Africa from Egypt to Botswana and boasts a bewildering array of habitats and lush vegetation. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors, and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of the Rift Valley – and Malawi displays them all. Fertile soils are a result of the Rift Valley and evidence of this is to be found everywhere in Malawi. Throw a seed to the ground and a plant grows.

Malawi’s scenery is diverse and the habitats are varied. At its lowest point, the country is only about 35m above sea level; its highest point, Mount Mulanje, is 140km away and over 3000m above sea level. Between these altitude extremes there are rolling hills, plateaus, cool misty mountains, and wide-ranging scenery. Each of the many diverse habitats is protected within Malawi’s nine national parks and game reserves – from elephants to orchids.

For those keen on experiencing African culture in all its complexity and beauty, Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks, and some of the friendliest people in Africa. It is no wonder that it is known as the “warm heart of Africa”.


LANDSCAPES OF MALAWI – 8 DAYS

This Adventurer Exploration travels through north Malawi via the Viphya Mountains and Nyika National Park and the pristine beaches of Lake Malawi offering a huge variety of scenery, wildlife and culture. Activities included guided walks, day and night game drives, snorkeling and non-motorized water sports.

  • Day 1 – LILONGWE
    Arrive Lilongwe International Airport and transfer to Luwawa Forest Lodge
    Luwawa Forest Lodge, B, L, D.
  • Days 2, 3 & 4 – NYIKA NATIONAL PARK
    Transfer to Chelinda Lodge in Nyika National Park
    Activities available range from day and night game drives to guided walks and biking expeditions.
    Chelinda Lodge, B, L, D.
  • Days 5, 6 & 7 – LAKE MALAWI
    Transfer to Chintheche Inn on the central lakeshore of Lake Malawi
    Activities include a variety of mountain biking trails, visits to rural communities and a wide range of water-sports including kayaking, snorkeling and boat rides.
    Chintheche Inn, B, L, D.
  • Day 8 – LILONGWE
    Transfer back to Lilongwe International Airport for flight out of Malawi

LAND COST FROM:

  • $3995 per person / $530 single supplement
    Valid 20 March – 15 Nov 2017

DEPARTURES: Available upon request
*International airfares available upon request


RIFT VALLEY EXPLORER – 10 DAYS

A classic combination of bush, beach and mountain this exploration coves Malawi’s finest wildlife experience at Liwonde National Park and ends at Mumbo island on the waters of Lake Malawi. Activities include guided walks, day and night game drives and boat safaris as well as non-motorized water sports.

  • DAY 1 – LILONGWE
    Arrive Lilongwe International Airport and transfer to Hueglin’s Lodge.
    Hueglin’s Lodge, B, L, D.
  • Days 2 & 3 – ZOMBA PLATEAU
    Ku Chawe Inn, Zomba Plateau
    Activities include exploring places of interest around Zomba including the Zomba markets, the well tented Botanical gardens, the Commonwealth War Graves memorial and the old Parliament.
    Ku Chawe Inn, B, L, D.
  • Days 4, 5 & 6 – LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK
    Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park
    Activities include day and night game drives, boat safaris on the Shire River, guided walks game drives in the Rhino sanctuary, local tours to Nanthomba school and bike rides to Njobu village.
    Mvuu Lodge, B, L, D.
  • Days 7, 8 & 9 – MUMBO ISLAND
    Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi National Park.
    Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, boat rides, scenic walks and birding.
  • Day 10: Depart

LAND COST FROM:

  • $3855 per person / $865 single supplement
    Valid 20 March – 15 Nov 2017

(Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTURES: Available upon request
*International airfares available upon request