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Malawi Big Five Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari lodges & 38 foot catamaran
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Liwonde National Park
- Charter flight from Lilongwe to Mvuu Wilderness Lodge situated within the 580 km square Liwonde National Park
- This is Malawi's prime wildlife area. Experience a night game drive out in the bush
- Overnight at Mvuu lodge

Day 2: Liwonde National Park
- At Mvuu
- Take a boat trip down the Shire river to view the herds of elephant and see the magnificent bird life
- Look for huge crocodiles, plenty of hippo, sable antelope, impala, reedbuck and more
- Cool off in the swimming pool at the lodge
- Overnight at Mvuu lodge

Day 3: Monkey Bay
- Road transfer from Mvuu to Club Makakola
- The yacht Mufasa will be moored outside the hotel awaiting your arrival
- Go on board the yacht and set sail via Chirombo Bay
- Stop off for a refreshing swim or snorkel at Mzinzi Bay, crystal clear waters and an abundance of bright fish
- Overnight at anchor on the yacht

Day 4: Danforth Lodge
- Sail to Monkey Bay
- Stop in to view the vessels in the harbour
- Head through the Ilala gap to Cape Maclear. Arrive mid morning at Danforth Yachting luxury lodge in Cape Maclear
- Watersports, sailing and activities all available
- Overnight at Danforth Yachting lodge

Days 5,6: Mumbo Island
- Transfer to Kayak Africa's camp on Mumbo island
- Kayak, snorkel, swim, relax
- Beautiful surroundings, comfortable accommodation in large, furnished safari tents on thatched wooden decks overlooking the lake
- Rustic yet luxurious

Day 7: Chiofu Bay
- The yacht Mufasa will collect you from Mumbo Island to start the journey sailing north
- Sail to Chiofu Bay on the eastern shores of Lake Malawi
- Enjoy a beach barbeque under the African stars
- Overnight on Mufasa at anchor in the bay

Day 8: Palmeiros
- Early morning walk at Chiofu Bay, passing by a small, traditional village
- Lovely views out over the lake
- After breakfast, set sail north on Mufasa
- Arrive at the area known as Palmeiros
- Lush palm trees line this interesting bay on the Mozambique coast of Lake Malawi
- Anchor down for the night on board Mufasa

Day 9: Likoma Island
- Sail to Likoma Island
- Arrive at Kaya Mawa
- Fairy tale stone cottages in a romantic setting make this an island paradise
- Overnight at Kaya Mawa lodge

Day 10: Likoma Island
- Explore Likoma Island
- Visit the cathedral and take a walk through the cobbled market square
- Swim, snorkel, walk, rest and relax
- Overnight at Kaya Mawa Lodge

Days 11,12: Nyika Plateau
- Charter flight from Likoma Island to Nyika Plateau
- Arrive at Chelinda Lodge
- Horse riding, mountain biking, game drives, walks, trout fishing
- Luxurious en-suite log cabins
- Enjoy the rolling planes and crisp mountain air
- Spend 2 nights at Chelinda Lodge

Day 13: Safari Ends
- After breakfast, take a charter flight from Nyika to Lilongwe for onward travel plans


  • Safari Includes
  • - 12 nights accommodation and all meals
  • - Yacht charter
  • - Airport transfers
  • - Charter flights LLW to Mvuu, Likoma to Nyika and Nyika to Lilongwe
  • - Use of snorkelling and fishing equipment
  • - Watersports at Danforth lodge
  • - Park fees and game activities
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Bottled cooldrinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • - Visa fees if applicable
  • - Scuba diving
  • - Motorized watersports at lodges other than Danforth Yachting
  • - Horse riding at Nyika

  • Tailor-Made: Rates On Request
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - MW; from £ 865
  • USA - MW; from $ 1750
  • EUR - MW; from € 1035
  • Subject to availability & T&C's


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