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Best of Northern Malawi

Malawi is probably best known for its renowned Lake Malawi. Bordered by Tanzania and Mozambique, Lake Malawi covers an area of 22,490 square kilometers. However, not only is Malawi rich in fish but its wildlife is incredibly magnificent as well. This tour provides a wonderful combination of the diverse habitats and terrain that Malawi has to offer in some very unique settings. The safari combines camp and lodge accommodation with outstanding wildlife viewing providing a delightful variety of experiences. Set in the magnificent low-lying area of Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve the safari begins at Kazuni Safari Lodge. Most of the reserve is flat and covered with Mopane and Miombo woodland, but the eastern side is hilly and the reserve is rich in wetlands with the Vwaza Marsh itself in the North and Lake Kazuni in the South. These wetlands provide a haven for animals and birdlife. The common animals of the reserve are elephant, hippo, buffalo, kudu, impala, bushbuck, warthog, baboon, grey duiker, puku and Lichtensteins hartebeest. One can also see roan antelope, eland, zebra, reedbuck, sable antelope and klipspringer. The predators are not in high numbers, but lion, leopard, spotted hyaena and wild dog can be seen. As well as the numerous water birds, the birdlife is excellent in the riparian woodland around the camp. Your adventure continues to Nyika National Park, offering a fascinating contrast to Vwaza. The high Nyika Plateau, deep in the heart of Africa, is filled with the animals of Africa, and yet it is covered with the grasses, the flowers and “colours of Europe" -- so Laurens van der Post described the 2607 metre high Nyika Plateau, where the rolling montane grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see, broken only by the occasional patch of evergreen forest. The lower slopes are hidden by extensive miombo woodlands, the wild, open nature of the plateau attracts visitors who come to view the birds and animals, study the flowers, walk or ride across the hills and valleys, or simply sit in the sun and absorb the magnificent scenery. Your tour concludes with an idyllic escape to a wonderful inn on the shores of Lake Malawi where your days are spent completely at your leisure or pursuing any of the many activities on offer.

Trip Details

Price Per Person: $3850 per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is valid until December 31, 2006.
Single Supplement: On request subject to availability
Activities: Biking, Birding, Boating, Cultural, Game Drives, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Water Sports, Hiking, Snorkeling
Nights: 7
Departure Dates: Daily as available
Tour Type: Customized
Travel Style: Deluxe
Flights Included: Lilongwe – Kazuni – Chelinda – Kaya Mawa – Lilongwe

Additional Trip Photos

Beach and Bay
Beach and Bay
Shores of Lake Malawi
Shores of Lake Malawi