Malawi is a little-known gem in southern Africa. It has so much to offer: wildlife, culture, scenery, and, of course, crystal-clear Lake Malawi with its gorgeous sandy beaches. This tiny landlocked country is wedged between Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, at the southern end of the East African Great Rift Valley. Lake Malawi almost 600 km long. It is a huge natural aquarium, teeming with colourful fresh-water cichlids – perfect for snorkelling and kayaking.
Your Malawi safari is about memorable experiences, with plenty of game in beautiful surroundings but without the swarms of safari vehicles frequently seen in some African game parks. With relatively few visitors you’ll experience 4×4 game drives, boat trips, guided walks, and even wildlife viewing from your balcony, in peaceful privacy.
Majete Wildlife Reserve, in the south of the country, is home to the elusive black rhino, along with elephant, buffalo, nyala, sable, eland, and hartebeest. In recent years lions, leopards, and cheetahs have been reintroduced as part of a pioneering conservation project, making Majete a ‘Big 5’ park. From your luxurious bush chalet perched on the banks of the Shire River you can spot wildlife without even getting out of bed!
You’ll spend a night on a tea plantation, introducing you to another side of this captivating country, before enjoying more wildlife encounters in Liwonde National Park. The Shire River flows along the park’s western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4x4s. The river is the lifeblood of Liwonde National Park, attracting hippos, kudu, elephants, crocodiles and elephants, and even black rhinos. Lions, cheetahs, and wild dogs have been recently reintroduced into Liwonde, and leopards, hyenas, and black rhinos may also be spotted.
This African Encounters exclusive safari will be personally escorted from Lilongwe, Malawi by company director Karen Platzer for a group of 4 or more participants. For a group smaller than 4 people the tour will be guided by qualified local guides.
This outstanding safari is limited to just 8 guests. Don’t miss your adventure of a lifetime – book your place now!
Optional add-ons: enjoy a few relaxing days at a gorgeous island resort in Lake Malawi (a real favourite with my guests!), or join me at my favourite lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls!