Malawi Exploration: Rift Valley Explorer

Rift Valley Explorer Itinerary

Explore the diverse habitats and spectacular landscapes of Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi National Park and Zomba Plateau in Malawi’s iconic south.

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1
Day 1
On arrival at Lilongwe International Airport we transfer to nearby Kumbali Lodge. Situated on a quiet 650-hectare forest reserve and working dairy farm, Kumbali offers stunning forest walks, a traditional cultural village and a permaculture centre.
Days 2 & 3
Days 2 & 3
Head south along the western spine of the Great African Rift to the exquisite Zomba Mountain. Explore the vast tracts of forest, streams, cascading waterfalls and lakes by day and bed down at the beautifully-positioned Ku Chawe Inn by night.
Days 4, 5 & 6
Days 4, 5 & 6
Transfer to Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park, home to very diverse landscapes with the central feature being the mighty Shire River to which wildlife comes to drink. Game drives, boat safaris, guided walks and rhino tracking are some of the activities enjoyed.
Days 7, 8 & 9
Days 7, 8 & 9
Drive to Cape Maclear and choose to either kayak or boat transfer to Mumbo Island. A blend of exhilarating and leisure-based activities are offered at Mumbo Island Camp, including kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rides and scenic walks.
Day 10
Day 10
A three- to four-hour drive back to Lilongwe for onward arrangements or flight out ends our fantastic Exploration.

Departure Dates

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

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