Luxury Fly-into Malawi Tour

On this trip, you can expect to see some of the most beautiful locations as well as experience the highest level and quality of service. Taking in both southern and northern Malawi, you will experience the best that the country has to offer from its wilderness areas and Lakeshore destinations.

  • Unique and memorable locations of Mvuu with its outstanding game, Mumbo Island’s unspoilt surrounds, Chelinda’s breathtaking vistas and lastly, Nkwichi’s pristine sands and clear waters.
Day 1
Arrival and transfer to Kumbali Lodge (D)

On arrival in Linongwe you will be met by your guide for a 30 minute transfer to a private lodge situated on a forest reserve and dairy farm where you can view spectacular birdlife, enjoy indigenous forest walks and visit a traditional cultural village and permaculture centre which offer additional interest.

Overnight at Kumbali Lodge.

Day 2
Mvuu Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Lilongwe Airport and connect to a 1 hour light aircraft transfer to Makanga Airstrip in Liwonde National Park. Here you will be met by lodge staff and transferred the short distance to Mvuu Lodge. Mvuu means “hippo” in the local Chichewa language and the name epitomises the large numbers of hippo pods that inhabit the nearby Shire River.

The lodge is located in Liwonde National Park which is Malawi’s premier wildlife destination. Named after Chief Liwonde who had championed its protection, the park harbours very diverse landscapes including swamps, deciduous woodlands, open grasslands, mopane and miombo woodlands as well as Palm savannah and numerous baobabs.

The central feature of the Park is the mighty Shire River which flows from North to South from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi River in Mozambique.

Overnight at Mvuu Lodge.

Day 3
Mvuu Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activities at the lodge- day and night game drives, boat safaris on the Shire River, guided walks, game drives in the ESOM rhino sanctuary, local tours to Nanthomba school and bike rides to Njobvu village.

Overnight at Mvuu Lodge.

Day 4
Mvuu Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activities at the lodge- day and night game drives, boat safaris on the Shire River, guided walks, game drives in the ESOM rhino sanctuary, local tours to Nanthomba school and bike rides to Njobvu village.

Overnight at Mvuu Lodge.

Day 5
Mumbo Island Camp (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft (30 minutes) to Monkey Bay Airstrip and then connect to a 1 hour road transfer to the Kayak Africa Base Camp in Cape Maclear. From here you can choose to either kayak to Mumbo Island or take a 45 minute boat transfer. The camp is tucked away on the rocks and beaches of a serene bay and crystal-clear waters.

Overnight at Mumbo Island Camp.

Day 6
Mumbo Island (B/L/D)

Free to explore and enjoy the leisure based activities at Mumbo Island Camp. Kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rides, scenic walks and birding are all available.

Overnight at Mumbo Island Camp.

Day 7
Mumbo Island (B/L/D)

Free to explore and enjoy the leisure based activities at Mumbo Island Camp. Kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rides, scenic walks and birding are all available.

Overnight at Mumbo Island Camp.

Day 8
Chelinda Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast and a return boat and road transfer to Monkey Bay Airstrip, you will connect to a 1-2 hour light aircraft transfer to Chelinda Lodge in Nyika National Park.

Located in Nyika National Park, the lodge boasts an incredible mixture of scenery and landscapes – pristine brachystegia woodland, mature mountain forest patches,crystal clear running streams and miles and miles of open rolling grassland.

Activities available range from day and night game drives to guided walks and mountain biking expeditions across the plateau.

Birding and fly fishing are also available.

Overnight at Chelinda Lodge.

Day 9
Chelinda Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activites at the lodge.

Overnight at Chelinda Lodge.

Day 10
Chelinda Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activites at the lodge.

Overnight at Chelinda Lodge.

Day 11
Chelinda Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activites at the lodge.

Overnight at Chelinda Lodge.

Day 12
Nkwichi Lodge (B/L/D)

Today you will be transferred by light aircraft to Likoma (1 hour). On arrival on Likoma Island, you will be met by Lodge staff. You will have to get an exit stamp in your passport at Immigration on Likoma before leaving the island – your guide will help you with this. It is then a crossing of about 35 minutes to the town of Cobue where you will get stamped into Mozambique before continuing up the uninhabited coastline to Nkwichi Lodge (30 minutes). Please note that a Mozambique visa is required and we recommend that this is obtained prior to travel.

Overnight at Nkwichi Lodge.

Day 13
Nkwichi Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activities at the lodge which include canoeing on the lake or local rivers, guided bush walks and trekking, looking for birds and wildlife, snorkelling, kite flying, surfing and visits to local community projects.

Day 14
Nkwichi Lodge (B/L/D)

Free to enjoy activities at the lodge which include canoeing on the lake or local rivers, guided bush walks and trekking looking for birds and wildlife, snorkelling, kite flying, surfing and visits to local community projects.

Day 15
Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred by boat back to Likoma Island and connect to a 1 hour light aircraft transfer to Lilongwe,ensuring that you arrive at the airport in time for your onward international flight connections.

Land cost per person on twin sharing basis.
Please call us for a customized quote.

Travel Protection is offered by us and is an additional cost.

Includes:
  • All accommodation and meals.
  • Road, boat and flight transfers as specified.
  • Park fees and safari activities at Mvuu and Chelinda, kayaking and snorkeling at Mumbo, non motorized water sports at Nkwichi.
Excludes:
  • International flights and visas.
  • Any meals, beverages and activities not specified.
  • Scuba diving at Mumbo, motorized water sports at Nkwichi.
  • Items of a personal nature.

Kumbali Lodge
Lilongwe

Mvuu Lodge
Liwonde National Park

Mumbo Island Camp
Lake Malawi National Park

Chelinda Lodge
Nyika National Park

Nkwichi Lodge
Lake Malawi-Mozambique