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Wildlife discovery

Day 1

Brussels-Lilongwe flight  with Ethiopian Airline.

Arrival next morning.

Day 2

Reception at Lilongwe airport and transfert to your hotel - Korea Garden Lodge.

Days 3 and 4 - Kasungu National Park

We leave immediately after breakfast and head for Kasungu National Park. As soon as we finished our settlement we’ll take you to the heights of the Black Rock in order to admire the splendid sunset over the savannah.

Early morning on the second day, a walk at the lake gives you another occasion to observe antelopes, hippos, elephants, … Around 10am, we leave for the Iron Mountains, wonderful hills that will astonish you with their breath taking landscapes. We’ll also discover traces of Malawi’s iron age. At 6pm it’ll be time to return because there’s a delicious meal waiting for us at the restaurant of Lufipa Lodge.

Day 5 - Viphya Forest Reserve

Departure at 8:00 am for Viphya Forest Reserve where a night in a tent in the middle of the forest awaits us at Luwawa Forest Lodge. In the afternoon, we’ll go for a 2h30 walk to observe monkeys and birds.

Days 6 and 7 - Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve

We leave around 8am in direction of Mzuzu where we’ll make a tour at the colourful Grand Market. Afterwards, we continue our road towards Vwaza Marsh. We’ll arrive shortly before sunset, so you will still be able to take a look from your hut and watch the animals come drinking on the banks of the small lake.

In the early morning hours, a two – three hour walk around the lake at Vwaza awaits you, enabling you to approach the hippos. If fortune smiles upon us, we may even admire a group of elephants taking their bath.

For the most courageous, getting up before sunrise gives you the unique opportunity to observe the hippos regaining the water after a night grazing in the meadows

Days 8 and 9 - Nyiaka National Park

Around 8:00 am you’ll leave for Nyika National Park, the biggest Reserve in Malawi, on the Nyika plateau at 2400m altitude.We’ll sleep in a tent in Chelinda Camp. Once we are installed in the Camp, you can make a first tour in the Reserve and admire both animals and landscapes. Early next morning, you’ll go for a second, much longer tour in order to be able to enjoy even more grandiose sightings of the plateau. One last visit in the late afternoon shall be proposed to try and meet some leopards.

Days 10 and 11 - Livingstonia / Nkata Bay

If the road conditions are ok, we’ll traverse the Reserve via Livingstonia and head for Chilumba. You’ll pass the night at La Rondavelle and you’ll have the morning free before taking the road for Nkata Bay. It’s the ideal place to relax and to discover local craft shops.

If the road conditions are bad, you’ll head directly to Nkata Bay where you’ll have the day off for relaxing, discovering the local craft shops. You can also join one of the diving and snorkelling excursions proposed by the lodge.

Days 12 and 13 - Nkhota Kota Wildlife Reserve

At 8am we leave Nkata Bay and head for Nkhota Kota Wildlife Reserve. You can relax a little bit at the bar of the lodge while observing the birds that sit on the banks of the Bua River.

Early next morning, a 3h walk in the Reserve takes you along this river and will show you, depending the season, the chaotic twists or the rapids of the Bua River. A guide will give you background of the Reserve’s history and will let you discover some new insights on certain plants.

We’ll leave the Reserve around 1pm and join Cape Mc Lear

Day 14 - Cape Mac Lear

After a walk at the lakeside and a fine breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave for Lilongwe where we’ll spend the evening in the Korean Garden Lodge.

Day 15

Transfer to Lilongwe Airport – flight back to Brussels with Ethiopian Airlines. Arrival the next morning.

Day 16

Arrival in Brussels

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Prices and conditions

The price for this trip is 2450 € / person, excluding flight, for a group consisting of at least 4 people.

It can be organized from 3 people at an extra charge of 400 € / person.

This price includes :

A personalized welcome and a local companion 24/24.
The nights in room / double tent (room / single tent extra 20 € / person / night).
Every meal.
Drinks apart from dry spirits and wine.
Transportation throughout the circuit.
Guided safaris and other activities as described.

Budget to be provided for the flight:

Airfare varies from 750 to 1250 € / person depending on the season.

See also our general conditions of travel

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