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Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse game viewing & excellent birding
  • Activities from game viewing to scuba diving
  • Luxurious en suite accommodation
  • Sunset cruises, star-lit suppers & private views


FROM USD 5905 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Blantyre & End at Lilongwe
Countries: Malawi
Destinations: Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi


Days 1 – 3: Search for the Big 5

Arrive at Blantyre Airport where you’ll be met & transferred by road to Mkulumadzi Lodge in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Enjoy 3 nights on safari on a full board basis.

After a ‘meet and greet’ at Blantyre Airport, you’ll be introduced to the Majete Wildlife Reserve, care of the friendly staff and highly experienced guides at Mkulumadzi Lodge. This is one of Malawi’s most important reserves and is home to lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. You’ll head off on game drives and boat safaris in search of them, and you’ll also have the chance to visit local communities and learn a little about life in Big 5 country. Accommodation takes the form of luxurious chalets, set under shady trees and with views of the famous Shire River.

Days 4 – 6: Land of the Hippo

Road transfer to the Liwonde National Park & Mvuu Lodge where you’ll stay for 3 nights on safari on a full board basis.

Taking its name from the local word for the hippopotamus, Mvuu Lodge lies in the Liwonde National Park, a mosaic of wetlands and woodlands that hosts elephants, antelope, crocodiles and of course the eponymous hippos. It’s a 4-hour road transfer to get here but you’ll be rewarded with the best bird watching in Malawi as well as a choice of activities including day and night game drives in open vehicles, guided walks and boat safaris. Accommodation is in the form of large ‘Hemingway’ tents, each with a thatched roof, en suite facilities and a private viewing deck.

Days 7 – 10: Lakeside Luxury

Transfer by road to the shores of Lake Malawi & Pumulani Lodge for 4 nights on a full board basis.

It’s around 3 hours overland from Mvuu to the shores of Lake Malawi where you’ll check in at Pumulani Lodge. A modern, clean-lined lodge with a hillside setting, Pumulani overlooks Lake Malawi’s dazzling blue waters and has everything you need for an active holiday. You can go diving, sailing, snorkelling or water skiing, or go on cultural tours, bird watching trips or mountain biking. There’s also plenty of time for those who don’t feel so active – after all, Pumulani translates as ‘rest well’ in the local language. Air-conditioned chalets with en suite facilities and private viewing decks ensure complete comfort.

Day 11: The Journey Ends

Transfer to Lilongwe Airport & your onward connection.

After breakfast and goodbyes, it’s a road transfer to Lilongwe International Airport for the end of the tour and your onward connection.


These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Shoulder Season
01.03.21 - 21.05.21
USD 5905
High Season
22.05.21 - 31.05.21
USD 6106
High Season
01.06.21 - 30.06.21
USD 6093
Peak Season
01.07.21 - 31.10.21
USD 7465
Shoulder Season
01.11.21 - 31.12.21
USD 5905

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.


All transfers by road and air starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, accommodation on a full board basis, local drinks, activities (except motorized water sports) and laundry.


Gratuities, visa fees where applicable and international flights.

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Penni (AU)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

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Gwen (AU)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
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From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

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