Africa Adventure During the Secret Season

Discover Malawi & South Luangwa

Join us on a safari to Malawi & South Luangwa between November and March, commonly referred to as the ‘Green Season’ and benefit from reduced rates, less tourists and an abundance of baby animals – have you ever seen a baby hippo?

When home is cold and dreary and the winter blues are in full force, come and surround yourself with the warmest people on earth. Not to mention tropical beaches, exotic wildlife and relaxing lodges. Head on over and let us put a smile on your face.

Upon arrival at Lilongwe, you will spend one night at Kumbali Country Lodge before heading to Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa is very beautiful during the Green Season, as the name suggests everything is green and full of life. Game viewing is slightly harder due to the increased vegetation; however, it is more rewarding as you get the privilege of seeing new-born animals.

Following three days in South Luangwa we take you back across the border to Malawi. For the next two nights, you will stay at Blue Zebra Island Lodge before heading back into the bush to see the wild animals of Malawi. You will stay at Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park. Liwonde is home to a variety of game including Elephant and the recently reintroduced Leopard. The park is most famed for its boat safaris. Which provide a unique opportunity to view hippos and crocodiles.

From Mvuu we take you back to the beach! This time to Mumbo Island. This is a back to basics but nevertheless enchanting island experience. The staff and remoteness of Mumbo will make you feel like the only people in the world!

Tour details

– Destinations:  Lilongwe, South Luangwa, Salima, Liwonde & Cape Maclear.
Prices From: $4,996pp. Contact us to tailor the tour and find the right price for you.
Dates: All year – depending on availability.

What’s included





Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe

Kumbali Country Lodge, situated on a 650ha working farm, is an exclusive and private lodge with conference centre only 10 minutes from Lilongwe City Centre and 25 minutes from the International airport. The spacious and uniquely designed Executive and Deluxe Suites are en-suite also offering internet, tea and coffee facilities, TV and private verandah.

This beautiful double storey lodge centre with bar and dining room offers a varied menu of excellent cuisine complemented by fresh vegetables and dairy products from the farm.

The naturally forested estate is wonderful for walks, jogging, bird watching and nature appreciation.

Day 2 - 5

Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa

Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes’ drive from the main gate, the lodge’s allure is instantly obvious. 

Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool.

This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game – giraffe, buffalo, antelope, crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge’s lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree.

Day 5 - 7

Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Salima

Tucked away on Nankoma Island, part of the Marelli Island archipelago on Lake Malawi, the Blue Zebra Island Lodge is an exclusive hideaway. Activities on offer include kayaking, boat trips to explore the beautiful archipelago and lake, fishing, sunset cruises, snorkelling, birdwatching and seasonal scuba diving.

A testament to their abundant birdlife, they offer a unique selection of Safari-style tented accommodation named after African Birds. This unspoiled island paradise falls under the protection of Lake Malawi National Park, renowned for rare species of Malawi’s colourful Cichlid fish that have earned this site its UNESCO World Heritage Site accreditation.

Day 7 -10

Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde

Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river.

Accommodation comprises eight luxurious tents for a maximum of 16 guests, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, wildlife library and swimming pool.

A variety of activities are available at Mvuu Lodge including superb river cruises, allowing you to take in the languid Shire River, providing the perfect opportunity to get close to hippo pods, bathing elephant, crocodile and colourful birdlife.

Day 10 - 11

Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear

Mumbo Island Camp offers an exclusive escape on an otherwise-deserted island in Lake Malawi National Park. Surrounded by nature, guests can enjoy ample tranquillity and barefoot luxury during their stay. Excellent kayaking, snorkelling and SCUBA facilities enable active guests to explore granitic islands in a fresh-water Rift Valley lake that are teaming with a thriving cichlid population.

Mumbo Island is only 1km in diameter and has never been populated so it remains in a pristine, natural state. Kayak Africa run Mumbo as an entirely off-grid, green camp so that it remains as unspoilt and perfect as it has been forever.

Day 12

Homeward bound

End of the tour… We will transfer you to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward journey.

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