• Itinerary:
    Mkulumadzi 3 nights & Pumulani 3 nights

  • Includes:
    All transfers by road starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, all accommodation on a full board basis, all drinks, all activities (except motorized water sports) , laundry

  • Excludes:
    Gratuities, visa fees where applicable + international flights Please note this is only a suggested itinerary and can be customised to suit.

Malawi is a landlocked country, running down the end of the Great Rift Valley. Dominated by Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, the surrounding country is exceptionally beautiful with dramatic scenery that includes rocky outcrops, high mountains, plateaus and views across what is considered to be Africa’s most beautiful lake. Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” and as a people the Malawians live up to this name. They are extremely friendly and welcoming. There are many market scenes, road side stalls, cottage industries that a visitor can comfortably visit. With both the scenery and the culture Malawi is a great country to drive in.

Day 1:
Road Transfer 2 hrs on good tar and dirt.
On arrival at Blantyre International Airport you will be met and transferred to Mkulumadzi. The lodge has a wide view of the Shire River. Mkulumadzi is located within Majete Wildlife Reserve, 70km South West of Blantyre, in Southern Malawi. The lodge is situated in the North of Majete Wildlife Reserve, at the confluence of the Mkulumadzi and Shire rivers within a 7,000ha private concession. Majete is one of Malawi’s largest protected areas and covers an area of over 70,000ha. The reserve is located within the Miombo woodland eco-region and much of the higher lying areas in the west of the park are dominated by Miombo/Brachystegia woodland.

Mixed Combretum woodlands and mosaics of riparian forest can be found in the East of Majete. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, water buck, impala, warthogs, fish eagles and other raptors are abundant while leopard, rhino, zebra, buffalo and cheetah have been regularly sighted. Lion is being reintroduced and a young pride is expected to arrive at the park soon.

Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the Shire River or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.

Day 2-3:
Mkulumadzi – 4x4 game drive roads
The luxurious lodge in a stunning location and activities include game-drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, black rhino tracking, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and to nearby Elephant Marsh and game-viewing from a hide. Guests are free to be as energetic or idle as they please although at least one activity per day is encouraged to best enjoy Majete.
Day 4:
Transfer by road 51/2 Hrs on tar and good dirt.
PumulaniTransfer to Pumulani, located on the Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi. This is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the Lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park. This Park was established in order to protect the cichlid fish unique to the area. In 1984 the park was designated a World Heritage Site.
Pumulani is exclusively situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, surrounded by national park. The ten villas are scattered around the hillside and are individual in shape and style but all have a spacious bedroom, bathroom and extensive sitting area.
pumulani The front sliding doors open onto the deck – elevated above the ground giving optimal views. Our remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. Those who prefer to take a dive in the swimming pool, we have an infinity swimming pool near the central dining area with grand views over the lake. For those seeking activity we offer many water sports activities like snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are excluded). At the end of the day climb aboard our dhow and let our experienced local crewmen take you sailing into the sunset.
Day 5:
Today you might want to go on a special picnic tour to one of the islands (not included in the rate). Our boat takes you along the shores of Lake Malawi National park – since 1984 a World Heritage site. On the way you will see many fish eagles and other interesting birds. The water is so clear that you will observe marine life from aboard the boat. You can also simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery or can enjoy the many other activities.
Day 6:
Lake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. We offer special diving courses at the best diving spots near one of the islands. For those who are interested in the real Malawian village life we offer guided walks through one of the local villages. Malawians are renowned for being amongst the friendliest people in Africa and during your stay you will have the opportunity to meet them. You can also simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery or can enjoy the many other activities.
Day 7:
On the final day of your stay with Pumulani you bid farewell to the lodge. You will be transferred back to Lilongwe in time for your onward connection.

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