12 Days on a Northern  Malawian Adventure

Day 1

 

Day 2

Day 3

Day 5

Day 9

 

Day 12

Huntingdon House, Satemwa tea estate.

We will depart from Mvuu at 9 am and head to Satemwa tea estate, where you will spend 1 night. We will stop at Chichiri Museum and the shop-rite mall along the way. Huntingdon house is full board

 

Day 13

Mulanje Mountain.

We will pick you up from Huntingdon House at 7.45 am and drive to the base of Mulanje Mountain, where we will start the hike. We will meet a local guide and porters, as our hiking team. We will be on the mountain for 3 nights and 4 days. The tentative route is to hike up to Lichenya Hut and make that the base and head out on day hikes from there.  This is weather dependent so we may have to change routes or plans should we find it necessary.

The mountain huts are shared with all hikers coming through and are basic, with a shared fireplace and pit latrines outside. I will bring sleeping bags and a light blanket. You are welcome to bring a sleeping bag liner. Each hut holds a few mattresses, it is on a first come first serve basis, we are usually able to get a mattress for everyone.

 

Recommended Kit List

Please pack only necessities that are able to fit into a bag no larger than a packed sleeping bag. This will fit into bags carried by porters with the food. Your day pack should be light with only items you may need on the hike.

Night wear

Warm Top/s - Fleece & Long trousers (The evenings get cold).

Swim wear (the mountain streams are gorgeous and you can go for a dip but they are freezing - if this is your thing then you might want to wear them under your hiking stuff so you can swim whenever we pass a stream).

Hiking Shoes & Flip Flops

Hat

Sunglasses

Bandanna/handkerchief

A head torch

Sunscreen & After sun

Insect repellent (although they aren’t many insects)

Waterproof lining or cover for day pack

Camera

Water bottle or camelbak (water on mountain is safe to drink but if you do not want to do that then I advise bringing a bottle or pack with a filter or some purification tabs. You will have to carry 2 liters water minimum when we hike.

Toilet paper

Towel

Basic first aid kit

 

Day 16

Africa Wild Truck camp & Lodge.

We will hike down the mountain to Likhubula, where we started, pack the vehicle and we will transfer you to Africa Wild Truck and Camp where you will spend one night.

 

Day 17

Departure day - We will transfer you to Chileka or Lilongwe airport for your departure

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