Depart London Heathrow on your scheduled overnight flight with South African Airways
to Lilongwe, via Johannesburg.
1 night at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge (full board & activities) | Liwonde National Park, Malawi
On arrival at Lilongwe Airport you will be transferred by road to Liwonde National Park, a 4-hour journey. Liwonde National Park
encompasses the wide Shire River, as well as lagoons, open savanna and mopane woodland – all of which support a wide variety of plants, animals and birdlife. Here you will spend 4 nights
at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, situated in the north-west of this lush and tropical park. It offers boat trips and games drives both during the day and at night. Boat trips on the Shire River are the highlight and the best way to seeing the park's elephants as well as the huge crocodiles and the birdlife. Walks with qualified scouts are also possible.
2 nights at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge (full board & activities) | Liwonde National Park, Malawi
After a leisurely breakfast, your days will be spent relaxing on your private deck viewing the game that come to drink from the river or going for drives and walks with experienced guides. There are huge numbers of hippo and crocodile which are best viewed from the water during a morning or an afternoon boat trip. Watch them lazing on the banks of the river in the sunshine. Open savannah attracts antelope such as sable and bushbuck, while waterbuck take advantage of the lagoons and marshes.
Along the banks of the Shire River are the plains and forests of the park which are home to herds of elephant and abundant birdlife, including species from both Eastern and Southern Africa. Amongst others, Boehm's bee-eater, the palmnut vulture and Pel's fishing owl have all been spotted in the park.
1 night at The Makokola Retreat (full board) | Shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi
After breakfast you will be driven by road to the southern shore of Lake Malawi, a journey of roughly four hours, where you will be staying at The Makokola Retreat. This very comfortable beach lodge is located on a lovely 600m long golden beach.
3 nights at The Makokola Retreat (full board) | Shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi
Spend the next few days here on the lake – swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing or sailing – or just relaxing on the beach or by the pool. There is even a tennis court, a squash court as well as a nine-hole golf course.
On your final morning you will be transferred by road to Lilongwe airport to connect onto your overnight South African Airways
flight to London via Johannesburg. Alternatively you may wish to spend some additional time on Lake Malawi. See our selection of beach add-on trips
After a superb trip, you arrive at London Heathrow early in the morning with enough time to make any connections for your onward journey home.