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THE BEST OF NORTHERN MALAWI SAFARI, MALAWI

Lodge Safaris In Malawi

BEST OF NORTHERN MALAWI
7 nights & 8 days water and highlands experience

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Spend 4 nights in the Nyika National Park at the unique Chelinda Lodge. Enjoy horse riding, flyfishing, game drives and bush walks in the highlands of northern Malawi. Then travel to Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi for 3 nights. Experience absolute relaxation and wonderful views of Lake Malawi.

Costs are fully inclusive of all accommodation, meals, safari activities (except horse riding), internal charters and road transfers, bar, laundry and park entry fees.

DAY 1: NYIKA NATIONAL PARK - CHELINDA LODGE
On arrival at Lilongwe International Airport you will be met by the pilot of Nyika Air Services who will help you to your light charter aircraft for your 1 hour 40 minute flight to the Nyika National Park in northern Malawi.

Your accommodation on the Nyika will be at Chelinda Lodge which consists of eight beautifully appointed log cabins surrounding a central dining room/bar with a glorious panoramic view over the high Nyika Plateau. Every cabin is en suite with bath and shower and each room has its on fireplace.

DAY 2 TO 4: NYIKA PLATEAU - CHELINDA LODGE
The Nyika National Park covers the high Nyika plateau at around 2200m in altitude. The rolling montane grasslands go on for as far as the eye can see interspersed with patches of evergreen forest. This is one of Africa's scenically most beautiful parks and the hills are full of herds of eland, zebra and Africa's highest concentration of roan antelope. There are many rare and unusual birds and the Nyika is renowned for its wildflowers including over 200 species of orchids.

From Chelinda Lodge you can explore the park by vehicle, on foot, horseback or mountain bike. There is fly fishing available as well. Game drives or walks will allow you to view the unusual wildlife, bird life and flora of the high plateau. If you are particularly interested in birds or botany safaris can be organized to nearby montane forest patches or to the miombo woodlands that cover the lower slopes. As well as the wonderful variety of safari activities available on the Nyika it is also possible for you to walk from the lodge alone to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the area. Or you can use any spare moments to relax in a deck chair on your verandah or if the weather is cool then in a comfortable armchair by your own log fire!!

One of the days can be enjoyed perhaps going out with a picnic lunch to see some of the remoter areas of the park with spectacular views off the plateau edge towards Zambia or Lake Malawi.

DAY 5: LAKE MALAWI, LIKOMA ISLAND - KAYA MAWA
After all the excitement of the safari so far you may want to relax a little and this can be done with a short charter flight (40 minutes) to Likoma Island in the middle of Lake Malawi. From the aircraft you will have wonderful views of Lake Malawi (the third largest in Africa) before landing on the island. An island that belongs to Malawi but is in Mocambique waters!

On the island you will stay at Kaya Mawa, a beautiful lodge whose name means "maybe tomorrow". A sign of how relaxing it is!

Day 6 & 7: LIKOMA ISLAND - KAYA MAWA
Kaya Mawa consists of eight stone cottages each exquisitely built into the rocks or along the white sand beach. It is the perfect place to relax, swim, scuba dive, snorkel or from here explore the island and enjoy the local Malawian culture and hospitality.

Lake Malawi is famous for its freshwater fish (more than 500 species) that are exported all over the world as aquarium fish and you can snorkel amongst them as if you are in your own fish tank!

As well as being stunningly beautiful the island is also rich in history as a mission station (including a cathedral!) was built on it in 1875. A walk around the island will allow you to get a feel of the history as well as experience the friendliness of the Malawian people.

DAY 8: SAFARI ENDS
fter a last swim in the crystal clear waters a direct charter from Likoma Island will bring you back to Lilongwe International Airport.

Costs:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Included:
• All meals while on safari.
• All activities while on the safari departure
• All internal charters as specified in the itinerary
• All accommodation
• All National park fees
• Chelinda lodge includes drinks
• Chintheche and Mvuu do not include drinks

Excluded:
• Visas
• All relevant entry and departure government stipulated fees/ taxes
• All personal purchases, including curios, premium brand liquors, telephone calls etc.
• Gratuities
• Optional extra activities
• All flights (other than specified in the safari itinerary), pre and post tours before arrival at the starting point of the safari
• Torches
• Comprehensive travel insurance.

Activities:
Game drives, walks, horse riding (optional), fly fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving.

Best season:

Extend your stay: to Zambia's South Luangwa National Park for 4 nights
Explore the South Luangwa by vehicle and on foot from the camp of your choice. This is the real Africa in the true safari style - full of heart and simplicity.

Suggested lodges:
Tafika
Tena Tena
The Bush Camp Company

Cost of extension:
Approx. USD 1540 per person sharing (land arrangements only) excl. airfare from Malawi and onwards flights.

Term and conditions: Please read our terms and conditions for more information on how to book, travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important subjects.

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