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Lake Malawi Holidays Packages Likoma Island and Safari Liwonde Majete

Lake Malawi Safari Holidays - Private Tour, Guide: Tea + Zomba + Liwonde Park

Malawi: Thyolo + Liwonde + Lake - Private Guide
VPM10B
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Private Tour Guide Tea Zomba Liwonde Park

Our Lake Malawi safari holidays allow you to explore at your own pace, enjoying a private tour with your own guide to the tea plantations of Thyolo, before driving to the magnificent Zomba Plateau. Continue to Liwonde Park on the Shire River, with game viewing & birding by boat & on land, before relaxing on the shores of spectacular Lake Malawi. All transfers & game drives included.

Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Private Tour Guide Tea Zomba Liwonde Park
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Lake Malawi Safari Holidays
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Private Tour Guide
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Blantyre
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Thyolo Forest Reserve
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Tea Plantations
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Zomba Plateau
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Liwonde Park
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Game Drives
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling & Swimming
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Lake Malawi Safari Holidays
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Private Tour Guide
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Blantyre
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Thyolo Forest Reserve
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Tea Plantations
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Zomba Plateau
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Liwonde Park
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Game Drives
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling & Swimming
Day 1
You will be met at Blantyre Airport by your driver/guide who will introduce you to the beauty of Malawi on your 1.5-hours drive southwards to the tea region of Thyolo (pronounced "Cho’lo").
 
Situated in the foothills of Mount Mulanje, these tea estates have been cultivated for over 100 years. Check in and relax at your hotel, where the trimmed tea bushes give the appearance of a neatly kept but vast garden.
Day 2
This morning you can enjoy Tea Tasting at a tea factory, followed by a guided walk around the estate. Here you can gain insight into the colonial lifestyle, with balance of day at leisure,
 
Alternatively take an optional day trip to Mount Mulanje.
 
Note: There are no tea tastings on weekends.
Day 3
This morning we leave Thyolo and drive 2.5-hours to the magnificent Zomba Plateau.
 
Rising over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) this huge plateau is covered by wild vegetation as well as cedar, pine and cypress trees. The top of the plateau is criss-crossed by mountain streams, with tumbling waterfalls and lakes.
 
There are driveable tracks right round the top of the plateau, from which the views were described in colonial times as "the best in the British Empire".
Day 4
Today we leave Zomba and travel 3-hours to Liwonde National Park situated on the plains of the Upper Shire River.
 
We drive through Liwonde town and along the lakeshore road to Ulongwe, continuing along a dirt road to the park. On arrival we sign in with a ranger, who will radio for a boat to collect us for the 15-minute ride up the Shire River, where we should see hippo, crocodile, elephant and buffalo. We arrive at our lodge in time for a late lunch and in the afternoon you can relax and enjoy the wonderful birdlife.
Days 5 To 6
Game viewing in Liwonde National Park centres around the Shire River, with game viewing by boat and on land.
 
There is a wide variety of game in this park and you should get good sightings of elephant, sable antelope, warthog, impala, kudu, waterbuck, buffalo and other species. Bird watching is also outstanding. As there are no lions in Liwondi you can substitute a walking safari, bike ride or canoeing down the river for one of your game activities.
 
For an extra fee there is the option of Rhino Tracking - a 3-hour guided walk into rhino territory with armed scouts and guides to see the valuable work they are doing to combat poaching, ending with a delicious bush dinner.
Day 7
After some final early morning game viewing in Liwonde, we take the 15-minute boat ride back to the road and drive 3-hours to the southern shore of beautiful Lake Malawi, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
 
Originally named Lake Nyasa when discovered by David Livingstone (who called it the "Lake of Stars" due to the many lanterns of fisherman at night), this is the third largest lake in Africa and the southernmost lake in the Great Rift Vally system, bordering both Mozambique to the east and Tanzania to the north.
 
Check into your hotel overlooking this magnificent fresh water lake.
Days 8 To 10
At leisure to relax along the shores of beautiful Lake Malawi, an enormous inland sea with a surface area of over 11,000 square miles (30,000 square km).
 
Enjoy lazy days snorkelling amongst aquarium fish, canoeing or sailing in its crystal clear waters, which hold more different species of fish than any other body of water on earth. Bird watching is also outstanding.
 
Note: Water shoes are recommended for wading into the lake.
Day 11
Transfer 4-hours to Lilongwe Airport for your flight home.
 
Note: You will be required to pay approx $7 per person departure tax on flights out of Lilongwe.