5 Days Best of Malawi

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Choosing this 5 Days Best of Malawi with Nextgen Safaris on this tour will allow you to experience the best of Malawi with the utmost comfort and style. From your airport pick-up (if chosen) to your transfers and day-to-day activities, you will be enjoying the best experience at hand. Visiting Liwonde National Park as well as Lake Malawi National Park gives you the opportunity to be in the African bush and on the beaches of the third largest lake in Africa in a short period of time.
5 Days Best of Malawi

Day 1-2: Lilongwe to Liwonde National Park

Departing time from 8:30 am. Leaving the capital city early allows us to stop at Dedza Pottery for their famous chees cake and Malawi coffee. We will have lunch en route before arriving at Lilongwe National Park. After parking our vehicle, we are transferred by boat across the Shire River to our accommodation. It’s a short trip but we might be lucky and spot our first hippo. After our briefing on the dos and don’ts in a dangerous game area and settling in, it’s time for our 3-hour sunset boat safari on the Shire River.

On day two the park will start with an early morning game drive. With qualified rangers, we set out to find the elusive black rhino and the many other wildlife species the park has to offer. During the heat of the day, we’ll head back to the camp and after a hearty breakfast. We’ll have the day at leisure before meeting our ranger again for the afternoon drive.

Main Destination: Liwonde National Park
Accommodation: Mvuu Camp
Mid-range lodge located inside Liwonde NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3-4: Liwonde National Park to Lake Malawi

After one last game drive in Liwonde National Park and a hearty breakfast, we cross the Shire River once more before heading towards Senga Bay. Here we will transfer by boat to Nankoma Island where we will stay for the next 2 nights. Nankoma Island is situated in Lake Malawi and the lodge offers non-motorized activities like kayaking and snorkelling at no extra cost. We will have lunch on arrival and included in our stay are all the meals, drinks(except spirits) as well as a boat cruise on Lake Malawi.

Main Destination: Nankoma Island (Lake Malawi)
Accommodation: Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Mid-range lodge located on Nankoma (Lake Malawi)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
5 Days Best of Malawi

Day 5: Lake Malawi to Lilongwe

Today our “Best of Malawi” adventure comes to an end. After breakfast, we’ll meet our skipper for our transfer back to the mainland. Leaving the island at 11:00 am gives us time to have lunch at Livingstonia, enjoying the lake view one more time. The drive from Senga Bay to Lilongwe winds through beautiful scenery and landscapes. We aim to arrive back in the capital city at 4:00 pm.

Main Destination: Lilongwe (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation

End of 5 Days Best of Malawi trip


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Malawi must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Malawi Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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