Yellow Chin Cichlid Safari

Yellow Chin Cichlid: In full

Take your time to explore two contrasting environments on this safari holiday in Malawi. The first few days are spent in the heart of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve before moving on for sun and sand to the southern shore of Lake Malawi.

The transfers in this tour are all done by road – adding an adventurous dimension to this trip. Experience rural Malawi first hand, there is usually time for stops on your drives; go for a drink in a local café, or browse at a market in a town you are passing through.


Days 1-4

4 nights at Tongole Wilderness Lodge (full board & activities) | Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Malawi

Tongole is a fairly new luxury lodge in Malawi's Nkhotakota Game ReserveOn arrival in Lilongwe you will be met and transferred by road to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. It’s usually a three-hour drive, and a great way to start your tour; drive through villages and along the lakeshore before entering the Reserve - keep your eye out for game as you go. You will spend four nights at Tongole Wilderness Lodge - get settled in an open-fronted thatched room, with a private wooden deck offering panoramic views over the Bua River. Spend your days walking with a trained guide, going on drives through the reserve, canoeing, enjoying motorboat trips, and try your hand at fly and fresh water fishing.

Days 5-7

3 nights at Makokola Retreat (full board) | Shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi

Makokola Retreat sits on a long golden beach, on the southern shore of Lake Malawi.After your last breakfast at Tongole 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 Makokola Retreat. This very comfortable beach lodge is located on a lovely 600m long golden beach. 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.

Day 8

Leaving after breakfast on your last morning, transfer by road back to Lilongwe for your own onward arrangements.

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