You will start your exploration of Malawi with 3 nights of safari, after a quick 2 hour drive from Chileka Airport in Blantyre. You'll stay at Mkulumadzi luxury camp in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, and enjoy game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is 2 nights at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, one of Malawi's premier national parks, is now home to a significant black rhino population as well as many other mammals including elephant, lion and cheetah. Kuthengo Camp is nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs on an open plain stretching towards the Shire River. Enjoy views from your private deck of the herds of waterbuck that frequent the camp area in the evenings. Day or night game drives are offered in open-top game-viewing vehicles, and guests can also go on bush walks. Boating on the lagoons is a special treat that can be enjoyed from the end of December to early April. After a week of safari, you'll be looking forward to your stay at Kaya Mawa, on the white sandy beaches of Likoma Island. "Kaya Mawa" translates as "Maybe Tomorrow"... the Likoma Island version of mañana... without the urgency. You can relax on pristine beaches, snorkel and dive in crystal-clear waters, as well as enjoy a variety of water sports.
Sprawling across 700 square kilometers of the Great African Rift Valley, Majete Wildlife Reserve’s undulating terrain incorporates grassy plains, riverside groves and forests of marula, acacia and leadwood interspersed with palms and the occasional baobab tree. The park provides a sanctuary for a diverse mix of wildlife, including black rhino, elephant, antelope and warthog, while the Shire River is populated by large numbers of crocodiles and hippos. Mkulumadzi Lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living quarters and private viewing deck. Guests can swim in our pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris.
Located between Blantyre and Mount Mulanje in what is arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, the town of Thyolo serves as the administrative capital of the Thyolo District. The area is best known for its historical tea and coffee estates some of which date back as far as the early 1900s. With its tidy landscape of undulating hills and immaculately kept tea and coffee estates, the Thyolo area is a pleasure to explore whether by bike, vehicle or on foot.
Originally the family home built by Maclean Kay in 1928, Huntingdon House exudes a colonial charm and unique character that cannot be recreated.This magnificent house forms the heart of Satemwa Tea Estate and is surrounded by sprawling manicured gardens with secret patios and terraces waiting to be discovered by guests. The house has been tastefully refurbished to offer 5 unique suites, each individually decorated to reflect the quirks and character of this grand residence.Each area of the house has a story of its own from the original children’s nursery to the resident priests’ quarters and private Chapel. Guests are encouraged to share the colorful history of one of Malawi’s oldest homes while being spoiled by the team of professional staff.
Liwonde National Park is situated at the southern tip of Lake Malombe in southern Malawi. Although Liwonde is a smaller park, it is arguably the most popular of all the game parks in the country. Malawi’s main river, the Shire, forms its western boundary and is the reserve’s lifeblood. Boasting plenty of animals including hippos, kudu, elephants, crocodiles and elephants, and even black rhino, the park has become one of Malawi’s premier wildlife-viewing destinations. The birding opportunities here are excellent and a favorite sighting among birdwatchers is the Pel’s fishing owl.
Kuthengo Camp is nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs on an open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. Guests stay in four spacious and modern safari tents which are all en-suite with a bathtub and an outdoor shower and a private deck from where the herds of waterbuck that frequent the camp area can be observed in the evenings.
Although in Mozambican waters, Likoma Island is Malawian territory and is the larger of the two inhabited islands of Lake Malawi, measuring seventeen square kilometers across. The island boasts some lovely beaches, friendly locals, and predominantly flat terrain with a baobab dotted southern side. The island is famous for the large, beautiful St. Peter’s Cathedral, featuring numerous stained glass windows and intricate soapstone details. Visitors can relax on pristine beaches, snorkel and dive in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy a variety of watersports.
With it’s almost supernatural vibe, there is nowhere else on earth quite like Kaya Mawa. Hidden away on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, at Kaya you will be transported into a world of simple pleasures. Each of Kaya’s eleven rooms, and private villa, is unique and offers something very special. Serene and secret decks for sunbathing or romantic dinners; secluded lakeside chalets with private lounges. You may find yourself showering under the stars, taking a midnight dip in your private pool or simply walking hand-in-hand after moonlit supper on the beach.
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