8 Days Malawi beach and wildlife holiday safari

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8 Days Malawi beach and wildlife holiday safari

8 Days Malawi beach and wildlife holiday safari

The big five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino) can be seen in Malawi as well as a splendid range of antelope and the smaller cats such as caracal and Serval. Hippos are to be found in large numbers, so much so that they are almost symbolic of Malawi’s wildlife. Lake Malawi accounts for a third of Malawi’s territory and with its beautiful beaches and luscious islands, gives the illusion of being in some far-off archipelago.

Safari highlights

  • Nkhotakota wildlife reserve
  • Nyika National park
  • Lake Malawi

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1-3: Nkhotakota wildlife reserve -Bua River Lodge

Upon arrival at the Lilongwe International Airport, you will be received by our representative. After a warm welcome to the heart of Africa, you will start your drive to Nkhotakota wildlife reserve, your accommodation for the first two nights will be at Bua River Lodge.

On the banks of the beautiful Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Central Malawi, Bua River Lodge offers fine, en-suite, tented accommodation to a very high standard but at moderate prices. Bua River Lodge is already highly acclaimed for the friendliness of its staff, the quality of the accommodation, the standard of service, and excellent food! during your stay, you will enjoy activities like game viewing safaris, and there are opportunities to go walking and hiking in the reserve. Paddle canoes, a boat safari down the Bua River as it cuts through the dense bush, or have a go at fishing from the banks of this mighty river.

Day 3-6: Chelinda Lodge, Nyika National Park

After your morning breakfast, we will depart from Bua River Lodge and drive you over to Chelinda for an alpine experience, unique on the African continent.

During the next three nights at Chelinda lodge which sits 2300 meters above sea level (or 7590 feet), at the backs of a large pine plantation and overlooks rolling grasslands dotted with herds of zebra, eland, and roan. The landscapes are simply breathtaking. Because of its higher altitude, temperatures can get chilly, though there’s bound to be a log fire burning to keep you warm. At the lodge, you will enjoy traditional 4×4 game drives which is an excellent way to explore the park, world-class walking safaris, and hiking – truly the best way to experience the stunning flora up-close and sport fishing.

Day 6-8: Chintheche Inn, Chintheche

Chintheche Inn is set on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, boasting a white sand beach and crystal clear water. The surrounding area is characterized by pristine, palm-fringed beaches and dotted with fishing villages and patches of lowland tropical forest, ten comfortable, brightly furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms look out over the panoramic shoreline.

During your stay, you will enjoy activities like Boat safaris, Snorkeling, Mountain biking, Village visits, Bird watching, Guided walks, Sailing, Visits to the local chief, Windsurfing, Paddle skiing, and Day trips to Nkhata Bay and Bandawe Mission.

Day 8: Departure Lilongwe

All good things must come to an end. Today you will depart from Chintheche Inn and our expert guide will drive you straight to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward flight.

Trip includes

  • Activities described on your final itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • 4×4 Vehicle, guide, and fuel
  • Airport transfers
  • Enroute meals and drinking water
  • Government taxes

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Malawi Tourist Visa
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • pre and post-safari accommodation
  • Tips for guides and hotels
When to book this safari package

We recommend 6 months to 1 year.

Best time to visit Malawi for a safari

The best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season between May and October. It’s a cooler time of year, with bright sunshine, lush green landscapes, and fresh evenings.


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