Southern Discovery Tour

On this trip, you will experience some of the best safari and beach that Malawi has to offer.

The Shire River throngs with life throughout the year and provides a picturesque backdrop to Mvuu Lodge. The uninhabited shores of Mumbo Island showcasing unspoilt nature at its best and stunningly clear waters- undoubtedly one of the best locations for viewing Cichlids – a rare and colorful fish that make Lake Malawi their home.

  • Liwonde National Park, rich with game and birding.
  • Mumbo Island – a true wilderness area.
Day 1
Arrival – Transfer to Kumbali Lodge (L/D)

On arrival in Lilongwe you will be met by your guide and transferred (30 minute drive) 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
Mumbo Island (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will take a 4 hour transfer to the Kayak Africa Base Camp in Cape Maclear. From here you can choose to either kayak to the Island or take a 45 minute boat transfer. This camp is surrounded by the waters of Lake Malawi National Park and offers barefoot luxury and tranquillity.

Overnight at Mumbo Island Camp.

Day 3
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 4
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 5
Mvuu Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast and a boat transfer from the Island, you will connect to a 2-3 hour road transfer to Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park. Ths one of Malawi’s finest wilderness camps. Rare sightings include black rhino (found in the rhino sanctuary), leopard and the occasional lion. Nearly 400 bird species occur in the Park. The lodge has 8 stunningly designed tents, each with a private viewing platform, luxurious furnishings and beautifully appointed bathrooms.

Overnight at Mvuu Lodge.

Day 6
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 7
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 8
Departure (B)

After an early breakfast, take a 4-5 hour transfer back to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward 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 transfers as specified.
  • Park fees and safari activities at Mvuu , kayaking and snorkeling at Mumbo.
Excludes:
  • International flights and visas.
  • Any meals, beverages and activities not specified.
  • Scuba diving at Mumbo.
  • Items of a personal nature.

Kumbali Lodge
Lilongwe

Mumbo Island Camp
Lake Malawi National Park

Mvuu Lodge
Liwonde National Park