Discover Malawi: Island & Bush Adventure - Tailor Your Experience with High-End, Mid-Range or Budget Options.
Embark on a captivating 7-night Island & Bush Adventure in Malawi, offering three distinctive options to suit your preferences and budget. Choose from our High-End, Mid-Range, or Budget packages for a tailored experience. Explore the pristine beauty of Lake Malawi, discovering one or two enchanting islands, and an immersive journey into the heart of nature at Liwonde National Park. Whether you prefer luxury, comfort, or budget-friendly accommodations, this adventure promises a perfect blend of island serenity and bush exploration.
High End Option -
Day 1- 2 : Arrival and Island Luxury
Upon your arrival at Lilongwe International Airport, our warm welcome awaits. Following a brief orientation, we'll transfer you to Salima's Senga Bay, where a boat journey to Nankoma Island, one of the captivating Maleri Islands on Lake Malawi, awaits. Your accommodation for the first two nights will be at Blue Zebra Island Lodge, offering en-suite luxury safari tents with stunning lake and forest views. While maintaining the island's pristine nature, the lodge enhances the experience with amenities like a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, walking trails, kayaks, and opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving during certain times of the year.
Day 3- 4 : Wilderness Adventure in Liwonde
After a delightful breakfast, a boat transfer returns you to the mainland, where a vehicle awaits to journey to Liwonde National Park's Mvuu Camp/Lodge for the next two nights. Overlooking the Shire River, Mvuu offers a chance to witness hippos grazing and crocodiles basking on the riverside. With an abundance of birdlife, the park is a paradise for birders. Safari activities include boat safaris, game drives (with walking safaris available on request), scheduled during the early morning or late afternoon/evening. Special interests? Inform Kay or your guide for a tailored experience.
Day 5 : Island Tranquility at Mumbo
Post breakfast, embark on a transfer to Cape Maclear and then to Kayak Africa Base camp for a boat journey to the breath-taking Mumbo Island. This uninhabited paradise hosts Kayak Africa's Eco Lodge, featuring en-suite safari tents on wooden decks with private lake views. Revel in the serenity of Mumbo, where turquoise waters invite snorkelling, scuba diving, leisurely walks through indigenous forests, and kayaking adventures.
Day 6- 7 : Paradise Unleashed
Spend your final two nights savouring the wonders of Mumbo Island. Whether lounging on beach loungers, reading in a hammock, snorkelling in turquoise waters, exploring the island on foot, or kayaking, Mumbo offers the perfect Robinson Crusoe experience. On your last morning, a boat ride returns you to Cape Maclear, where you'll be transferred to Lilongwe International Airport for your journey back home.
Mid-range Option -
Day 1- 2: Lakeside Luxury in Chembe Village
Upon your arrival at Lilongwe International Airport, our warm welcome awaits. Following a friendly greeting and a brief orientation, we'll transport you to Cape Maclear, specifically Chembe Village. For the initial two nights, your retreat will be at Chembe Eagles Nest. The lodge presents en-suite beachfront chalets, providing splendid views of both the lake and garden. Nestled within Lake Malawi National Park's mountainous embrace, the lodge offers a beautiful private beach. Balancing nature and luxury, the establishment features amenities such as a delightful swimming pool, a well-appointed bar and restaurant area, along with opportunities for kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving at the nearby dive school in Cape Maclear.
Day 3- 4: Explore the Wilderness of Domwe Island
Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on your journey to the other side of Cape Maclear, where the Kayak Africa Base Camp awaits. From here, a scenic boat transfer will take you to the captivating Domwe Island. This uninhabited gem is home to Kayak Africa's Eco Lodge, featuring en-suite safari tents strategically perched on wooden decks, offering a personal haven with exclusive views of the lake and surrounding forest.
Embrace the untouched beauty of the island as you partake in a variety of activities, including kayaking and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters. For those seeking adventure on foot, hiking trails to scenic viewpoints await, providing glimpses of the island's diverse wildlife, including bush pigs, civet cats, and the majestic fish eagles soaring above.
Day 5- 6: Immerse Yourself in Liwonde's Wilderness
Indulge in a delectable breakfast before embarking on a boat transfer back to the mainland. From there, a comfortable vehicle awaits to transport you to Kutchire Lodge in Liwonde National Park, your sanctuary for the next two nights. Positioned along a small river that flows into the Shire River, Kutchire Lodge provides not only an open air dining experience and raised wooden platforms that offer glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat.
For avid birdwatchers, the park is a haven with its diverse birdlife. Your stay at Kutchire includes a range of safari activities, from boat safaris to game drives, carefully scheduled for the early morning or late afternoon to maximise wildlife encounters. Have specific interests? Share them with Kay or your guide for a personalised and memorable experience.
Day 7: Farewell to Liwonde's Wilderness
On your final morning in Liwonde, savour the magic of an early morning game drive, relishing the last moments of wildlife encounters. Return to the lodge for a delightful breakfast, concluding your stay amidst the natural wonders of Liwonde National Park. After checking out, your dedicated vehicle will be ready to transfer you back to Lilongwe, marking the end of your unforgettable journey.
Budget Adventure - Unveiling Nature's Charms
Day 1-2: Coastal Haven at Warm Heart Adventure Lodge
Upon touching down at Lilongwe International Airport, be embraced by our warm welcome. Following a friendly greeting and a brief orientation, we'll whisk you away to Cape Maclear, specifically Chembe Village. For the initial two nights, settle into a beachfront chalet, crafted from reed and brick, at Warm Heart Adventure Lodge. Wake up to the serene lake views on your private balcony, immersing yourself in the daily rhythm of village life. Nestled in the heart of the village, this lodge invites exploration and interaction.
Day 3- 4: Discovering Domwe Island's Wilderness
Indulge in a delightful breakfast before venturing to Kayak Africa Base Camp on the other side of Cape Maclear. A scenic boat transfer awaits, leading you to the enchanting Domwe Island. This uninhabited gem hosts Kayak Africa's Eco Lodge, featuring wooden deck camping and self-catering in a rustic kitchen. Embrace the untouched beauty with exclusive lake and forest views. Engage in snorkelling adventures in crystal-clear waters and hike scenic trails to viewpoints, encountering diverse wildlife like bush pigs, civet cats, and majestic fish eagles.
Day 5- 6: Immersion in Liwonde's Wilderness
Savour a delectable breakfast before a boat transfer back to the mainland. A comfortable vehicle awaits to transport you to Kutchire Lodge in Liwonde National Park, your dorm sanctuary for the next two nights. Nestled along a small river flowing into the Shire River, Kutchire Lodge offers open-air dining and raised wooden platforms for wildlife glimpses. Birdwatchers will find delight in the park's diverse birdlife. Engage in safari activities, from boat safaris to game drives, thoughtfully scheduled for optimal wildlife encounters. Share your specific interests with Kay or your guide for a personalised and memorable experience.
Day 7: Bidding Adieu to Liwonde's Wilderness
On your final morning in Liwonde, relish the magic of an early morning, soaking in the last wildlife encounters. Stay amidst the natural wonders of Liwonde National Park. After checking out, your dedicated vehicle stands ready to transfer you back to Lilongwe, marking the end of your budget-friendly and unforgettable journey.