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Malawi Lake of Stars

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • - Lodging; 38 foot catamaran
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Danforth Lodge
- Arrive in Lilongwe
- Road transfer from Lilongwe Airport to Senga Bay (1 1/2 hours)
- The yacht will be moored awaiting your arrival. Go on board and sail across to Cape Maclear (3 hours sail)
- Dinner and overnight at Danforth Yachting lodge

Days 2,3: Danforth Lodge
- On a "stay and sail" at Danforth Yachting's luxury lodge
- Go sailing on "Mufasa"; island hopping by day and beautiful sunset cruises in the evenings
- Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, hobie sailing and more
- There is opportunity to waterski, wakeboard, take tube rides or go for nature walks, go mountain biking or on cultural walks to the village
- Lots of options for a variety of activities

Days 4,5: Mumbo Island
- Enjoy two nights on Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear
- Luxury tented accommodation, eco-friendly, magnificent setting
- Kayak, snorkel, scuba dive

Day 6: Chiofu Bay
- Pick up by yacht and step on board for your sailing safari, heading north to Likoma Island
- Sail to Chiofu Bay, a lovely secluded bay 5 hours sail away
- Go on shore and enjoy a beach barbeque under the African stars
- Overnight on Mufasa at anchor in the bay

Day 7: Palmeiros
- 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
- Overnight on board Mufasa

Day 8: Nkwichi Lodge (Mozambique)
- Sail to Nkwichi Lodge in Mozambique
- Customs and immigration formalities will be arranged at the lodge
- Squeaky white sand, uniquely constructed rooms and custom made local furniture give this lodge charm and character
- Overnight at Nkwichi lodge on full board basis, excluding drinks

Days 9,10: Likoma Island
- Go back on board Mufasa and set sail to Likoma Island
- Overnight at Kaya Mawa
- Fairy tale stone cottages in a romantic setting make this an island paradise
- Full board basis at Kaya Mawa

Day 11: Chizimulu Island
- Sail to Chizimulu Island
- Swim, snorkel, scuba dive
- Take a walk all the way around this quaint island
- Enjoy a drink at the backpackers bar
- Overnight on board Mufasa

Day 12: Nkhata Bay
- Sail from Chizimulu Island to the mainland and up north to Nkhata Bay
- Anchor down in the bay
- Go on shore to meet friends, have a drink and a meal in this vibrant little port area
- Overnight at Aqua Africa, Nkhata Bay

Days 13,14: Makuzi Beach
- Depart Nkhata Bay and sail south to arrive at Makuzi Beach lodge at Bandawe point
- Beautiful beach in a sparkling bay
- Peaceful retreat, yoga centre, massage and Rieki centre
- Spend 2 nights at Makuzi Beach enjoying great meals, water sports, rest and relaxation

Day 15: Safari Ends
- After breakfast, a road transfer to Chinteche landing strip
- Take a charter flight from Chinteche to Lilongwe Airport for onward travel plans


  • Safari Includes
  • - 14 nights accommodation and all meals
  • - Yacht charter
  • - Road transfers
  • - Charter flight Chinteche to Lilongwe
  • - Use of snorkeling and fishing equipment on yacht
  • - Watersports at Danforth lodge
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Bottled cool drinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • - Visa fees if applicable
  • - Scuba diving
  • - Motorized watersports at lodges other than Danforth Yachting

  • 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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