Where You’ll Go
Enjoy the fabulous scenery, the waterfalls and lakes of the Zomba Plateau. Visit Malawi’s premier national park, Liwonde NP, and spend time searching for lion, greater kudu, waterbuck, bushbuck and much more!
What You’ll See
Join a boat safari on the Shire River seeing crocodiles, hippos, elephants, multitudes of birds and experience the diversity of life on the river.
Explore the beautiful village of Cape Maclear. Here you can relax, meet the local community, barter for locally produced goods and soak up the atmosphere of African village life or explore the lake and all its wonders by swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking to the exotic Treasure Island of Mumbo.
When You’ll Go & More Information
Day 1 (Monday)
Depart from Lilongwe and head to Zomba Plateau. Stop at the interesting colonial town of Zomba, the former capital of Malawi. Visit the colorful and busy markets to buy our fresh supplies for the next few days. Then head on to the plateau where we set up camp amongst the tall pine trees. Relax for the evening at camp or have a sundowner at the nearby beautiful Kuchawe Inn. Dinner is served around the campfire.
Day 2 (Tuesday)
Spend the morning on the Zomba Plateau, one of the most popular areas in Malawi for walking and hiking. Go for a hike and see one of the many waterfalls and stunning viewpoints on the plateau. Late in the morning depart to Liwonde NP, the best game park in Malawi, stopping on the way at some superb local craft stables. If possible After setting up camp we enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Mvuu Campsite. Spend the rest of the day in camp or take an optional night drive. Enjoy dinner accompanied by the mysterious wildlife sounds of the national park.
Day 3 (Wednesday)
In the morning go for a boat cruise on the Shire river. This is a unique way to view the animal activity of the park. After the boat cruise we depart to Cape Maclear. On arrival we set up our camp on the tropical white beaches of Lake Malawi and prepare lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming or snorkeling in the lake or visit the nearby islands in a local dugout canoe. Options also include joining a Kayak Africa Expedition to the exclusive treasure island of Mumbo where you will spend the evening before returning to camp the following day. For those remaining dinner will be served at the camp along the beach.
Day 4 (Thursday)
After a relaxing morning we return back to Lilongwe, stopping to barter for goods at a local craft market along the way. Arrive in Lilongwe in the late afternoon.