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Malawi National Parks & Wildlife Reserves

MAJETE - LIWONDE - NKOTAKOTA - NYIKA

Not only is Malawi the warm heart of Africa but also one of the most beautiful and compact countries in Africa. Malawi National Parks are a great example of this density and beauty. Though Malawi is a small country – only 118844 square kilometres including 1/5th covered by Lake Malawi – it encloses 5 national parks each offering a new experience, landscape, and wildlife.

Majete

THAWALE

Situated within Majete around a serene floodlit waterhole that attracts a variety of wildlife, Thawale Lodge is a peaceful haven from which to experience Majete. Completely unfenced, the camp is regularly visited by wildlife.

Rates

Two night Package

$360pp

Three night Package

$500pp

MKULUMADZI

Guests arrive by a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River to discover a friendly welcome and many home comforts. The lodge has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace, a bar and shop, swimming pool, viewing deck and a lapa for evening campfires.

The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the Shire River, shaded by giant leadwood trees and wild mangos. Each chalet has a spacious bedroom and lounge, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private viewing deck where guests can sit back and marvel at the sights and sounds of the river.

Rates

High Season(July - October)

$445

Shoulder Season (May - June)

$385

Low Season (January - May)

$350

Liwonde

MVUU CAMP

The family friendly Mvuu Camp is located right on the banks of the Shire River and caters for the more budget-conscious traveller. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area hosts meals between stunning river cruises and game drives through the park. Expect to see a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park.

Rates

High Season

$260pp

Low Season

$230pp

MVUU LODGE

A superb accommodation. Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river. Accommodation comprises eight tents for a maximum of 16 guests, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, wildlife library and a swimming pool.

Rates

High Season

$445pp

Low Season

$365pp

NKhOTAKOTA

BUA RIVER LODGE

On the banks of the beautiful Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Central Malawi, Bua River Lodge offers fine, en-suite, tented accommodation to a very high standard but at moderate prices. Open just over four years, Bua River Lodge is already highly acclaimed for the friendliness of our staff, the quality of the accommodation, the standard of service and our excellent food!

Rates

Island room

$155pp

Riverside room

$120pp

Hillside room

$95pp

Camping

$10pp

TONGOLE

Deep within the breath-taking wilderness of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Tongole Wilderness Lodge is the only high-end lodge in the reserve, drawing those who seek an exceptional wilderness experience in one of Africa’s – and possibly Malawi’s last – truly un-spoilt wildlife areas. Tongole has been expertly designed to incorporate the very best of local Malawian culture whilst blending in perfectly with its stunning natural setting.

Rates

High Season (July - October)

$435pp

Low Season (January - June)

$365pp

If you would like to incorporate a stay at Tongole Wilderness Lodge into your itinerary, view our Northern Explorer tour for inspiration.

Nyika Plateau

CHELINDA CAMP

Located high on the Nyika Plateau within Nyika National Park, Chelinda Camp overlooks a crystal-clear dam with panoramic views of rolling hills, isolated ridges and open high-altitude grasslands. Accommodation at Chelinda Camp consists of two options. There are four chalets which have two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, dining area with a fireplace and a small kitchen. There are also six en-suite rooms with twin beds, which share a dining, bar and lounge area complete with comfortable furnishings and an inviting fireplace for those cosy nights.

Rates

High Season

$265pp

Low Season

$240pp

CHELINDA LODGE

Chelinda Lodge is set against a pocket of hagenia woodland overlooking vast tracts of Nyika National Park’s rolling grasslands dotted with large herds of wildlife. Consisting of six double-storey log cabins, and one two roomed family unit . Each has a fireplace for the cold highland nights. The ground floor features an open-plan bedroom and lounge, en-suite bathroom and a veranda. A viewing area upstairs functions as additional living space – also ideal for children. The main building has a convivial dining area around a fireplace, and a lounge that opens onto a deck for sundowners.

Rates

High Season

$350pp

Low Season

$300pp

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