Malawi Exploration: Rift Valley Explorer

From bush to beach and mountain, follow the Great Rift Valley

This Exploration is a classic combination of bush, beach and mountain in southern Malawi, all while enjoying the stunning formations of the Great Rift Valley.

The trip covers some 800 km of southern Malawi's most fascinating destinations. We walk, cycle, and explore the mountain wilderness of Zomba Plateau, followed by three magical days discovering wildlife in Liwonde National Park. The trip ends on the paradisiacal Mumbo Island on Lake Malawi for barefoot relaxation.


  • Three hugely contrasting areas all relatively close together encompassing wilderness, culture, and wildlife.
  • The drives between the destinations are a revelation, with ample opportunities to meet the friendliest locals in Africa, explore picturesque villages and colourful markets.
  • A diverse range of activities allow you to experience the splendour of southern Malawi from different perspectives.

Rift Valley Explorer Map

Departure Dates

There are no set departure dates for this trip and are available on request.

  • Day 1
    Day 1
    Kumbali Lodge
  • Days 2 & 3
    Days 2 & 3
    Zomba Mountain & Ku Chawe Inn
  • Days 4, 5 & 6
    Days 4, 5 & 6
    Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park
  • Days 7, 8 & 9
    Days 7, 8 & 9
    Mumbo Island Camp
  • Day 10
    Day 10
    The end our fantastic Exploration
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