Malawi: Suggested Itinerary
The warm heart of Africa
Day 1: Arrive Lilongwe International Airport. Upon arrival transfer to your domestic flight to Mvuu airstrip located in the Liwonde National Park. There you will find tourist-favourite lodges which encompass a variety of luxury facilities. In the afternoon you may explore the Shire River and lagoons – with excellent opportunities for sightings of elephants, hippo, crocodile and bird life. Birding is rewarding - specialities include Lillian’s lovebird, brown breasted barbet, osprey, palmnut vulture, Pel's fishing owl and Livingstone’s flycatcher.
Days 2-3: Enjoy two full days of guided activities from your lodge. Activities typically offered include boating, day and night game drives, nature walks and birding. A great diversity of animals can be seen including large numbers of Elephant and Sable antelope, Hippo, Impala and Waterbuck.
Day 4: Transfer back to Lilongwe International airport to board a light aircraft for the scenic flight to Likoma Island. Once you arrive, transfer to another lodge to base during your stay. Likoma Island is the larger of two small islands situated in the far north of Lake Malawi, close to the Mozambique coastline. To visit the island is to step back in time and will really open your eyes. The island has hundreds of huge baobab trees and a number of glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves. The waters are crystal clear throughout the year providing among the best diving and snorkeling in Lake Malawi.
Days 5-6: Spend a couple of days taking in some activities in your lodge. Walking or biking around the island is one activity you simply should not miss. Likoma is completely safe and the local population is legendary both for its friendliness and its curiosity. You could try engaging the locals in conversation and visit the cathedral and the lively market nearby. You can also go swimming and snorkeling. There’s also the option of motorized water sports like water skiing, tube riding and wake snaking, as well as fishing. Alternatively you could go on an excursion to nearby Mozambique if you’re feeling adventurous.
Day 7: Transfer to the Likoma airstrip and depart via light aircraft to Lilongwe International Airport.