As 2019 promises to be an exciting year for Malawi, we look back at 2018 to see how the country’s wildlife has transformed, catching the attention of the world. Tours & trails have developed by local operators as the country becomes a hot destination for safaris in Africa.
Wildlife Transformation ‘Completing’ Malawi
For a long time Malawi’s stunning beaches, beautiful and varied landscapes and fascinating and friendly cultural experiences have been some of the best that Africa has to offer. With the wildlife transformations continuing courtesy of African Parks, Malawi’s safari experiences are now starting to match its other attractions as it emerges as one of the most complete destinations in Africa.
2018 saw a focus on lions. A group was introduced to Liwonde National Park, some of whom came from Majete, where the lions introduced a few years ago have increased their numbers very successfully. To widen the gene pool, more lions have also been added to Majete from South Africa. With cheetahs re-introduced in 2017 already breeding very successfully and more predators rumoured for Liwonde, plus giraffe just re-introduced to Majete, and plans of elephant, rhino and antelope relocations in 2019, there is no let-up in Malawi’s wildlife transformations, and the country’s fast-tracking to become one of Africa’s most complete destinations.
Book your next Safari Tour with Five Star Travel and discover that Malawi is a hidden gem. It is the unique combination of Landscape, Wildlife, Lake and, the People which makes this one of Africa’s most amazing countries. Safe and friendly, Malawi offers visitors a fascinating variety of sights and experiences. The diversity of landscapes, the huge lake and the national parks and reserves provide the foundation for the unrivalled choice of safaris, water sports and outdoor activities on offer.
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5 Day Best Taste of Malawi
Welcome to the warm heart of Africa. This tour will take you to Liwonde national park for Safari and then proceed to Lake Malawi Cape Maclear Mangochi for boat cruising, diving and snorkeling. The experienced divers will be amazed by the beauty of the lake and all its different type of fish. During our stay at an Eco friendly creative lodge you can join community based projects or just relax, meet the local community, locally produced goods and soak up the atmosphere of African village life.
Day 1 – Budget Camping inside Liwonde National Park (All Meals Included)
Morning, depart from Lilongwe towards the Liwonde National Park. Enjoy the scenic drive through authentic African villages and beautiful nature. Arrive at the campsite inside the National Park and eat lunch while acclimatizing to the African wilderness. In the afternoon take an afternoon game drive with an experienced guide through the National Park. This is a unique way to view the animal activity of the park. After the game drive enjoy dinner at the camp, listening to the sounds of the great outdoors. Relax over a drink before retiring for the evening.
Day 2-3 – Budget Camping in or near Cape Maclear (All Meals Included)
Start the day with breakfast at the camp followed by a boat tour on the Shire River. Try spotting even more mammals and birds in Malawi’s finest National Park before returning to the camp. Lunch will be served on the way to Cape MacLear. At Cape Maclear we will put up the tents and you can enjoy a late afternoon swim. Watch the sun go down on our sunset tour. Dinner is served at the beach.
Day 4 – Budget Camping in or near Lake Malawi (All Meals Included)
Will explore the underwater world of Lake Malawi. The experienced divers will go on 3 dives the next two days. The inexperienced divers will go on an amazing Discovery dive and two snorkeling trips. These two days will be spend in and under water. Afternoon can be filled in as you like. In the evening dinner will be served at the beach.
Day 5– End of Tour (All Meals Included)
The morning will be free to spend; You can visit the local village and do many creative things with the local villagers such as making paper out of tea bags, garlic and onion leaves. Heeed Malawi, a local Non Governmental Organisation will further inform us how they help the community to develop in a very creative way. Other options are kayaking, snorkeling, early hike or a boat trip. After lunch we will be heading back to Lilongwe.
$825 per person excluding Tickets to and from Malawi