The Warm Heart of Africa

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  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Price: US$2,730

Combining the excitement of experiencing Africa’s wildlife with the spectacular sun drenched beaches of Lake Malawi, this 7 day trip highlights two of Southern Malawi’s premier destinations, Majete National Park and the Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi.

Located in the Southwest corner of the country, Majete National Park is one of Malawi’s largest protected areas and spans roughly 70,000 acres. It is also Malawi’s only Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) reserve. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Mkulumadzi and Shire rivers, Mkulumadzi camp provides stylish and luxurious bush accommodation from which to venture out on safari.

Leaving the solitude of the bush behind, your journey will take you through the beauty and scenic wonder of Malawi’s rural landscape. Arriving at Lake Malawi, Pumulani offers luxurious beach accommodation from its hillside perch overlooking expansive views of the “Lake of Stars” below. Whether simply soaking up the sun and swimming in the perfectly clear blue waters of the lake or choosing a more active form of vacation pleasure, Lake Malawi offers a myriad of waterborne experiences. Above all, you will have ample opportunity through interaction with your gracious hosts and village visits to discover why Malawi’s people truly make this country the “warm heart of Africa”.

Day 1
Mkulumadzi

Arriving at Blantyre International Airport, your Malawian ‘meet and greet’ host will assist you on arrival and then drive the 2.5 hrs through Malawi’s beautifully varied rural landscape to deliver you to Mkulumadzi camp in the Majete National Park.

Day 2-4
Mkulumadzi

Mkulumadzi camp offers a luxurious bush experience that is all-inclusive, with the level of activity being dictated by your personal interests and desires.

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On offer are day and night game drives, guided bush walks, boating safaris, hiking up Majete Hill, tracking the rare and endangered black rhino, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River as well as game viewing from a hide.
Day 5
Pumulani

After breakfast you will set off on a 5hr scenic drive through game areas and rural villages before arriving on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi.

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Pumulani is set on a hillside on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, surrounded by Lake Malawi National Park.
Day 6-7
Pumulani

Set above its own remote and exclusive beach, Pumulani’s 10 villas each face out over the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.

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Sun worshipers in need of rest and quiet will find ample opportunity to recharge their batteries in the beautifully located rim flow pool or in the sparkling blue waters of the lake. Multiple watersports such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, fishing, waterskiing and wake boarding are also available for those seeking a more active vacation. To top it all off, a sunset cruise on a dhow will provide a memorable experience of Africa not easily forgotten.

To round out your stay in Malawi, visiting a local village is certainly a must do experience! Malawians are renowned for their friendliness and guided walks are offered in order to give you the best opportunity to meet and mix with Malawi’s warm hearted people and experience a slice of local life.

Day 8
Departure

Saying goodbye to Malawi, you will be transferred to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward connections.

The Warm Heart of Africa 2015 28 March – 21 May
1 Nov – 31 Dec
22 May – 30 June 1 July – 31 Oct
Per Person Sharing US$ 2 730 US$ 2 895 US$ 3 185

 

Included
  • All accommodations, meals, snacks, teas and coffees, local drinks, laundry, park fees, activities, transfers from Blantyre to Lilongwe.

 

Excluded
  • Departure taxes and visa fees, motorized watersports & scuba diving, personal purchases and gratuities.

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