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Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” for its people’s generous spirit and warm hospitality. Malawians have a rich and vibrant culture.
Arrive at Lilongwe International Airport, met and assisted by Sunrise Ground Tours representative, then transferred to a city hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel.
Days 2 & 3
Explore the capital city of Malawi with a city tour. A visit to a nearby nature sanctuary, Kamuzu Musoleum, then memorial pillars before proceeding to the lake.
Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park.
Full day on Lake Malawi to soak up the culture and atmosphere of the lake. Cape Maclear is a house to amazing diversity of Mbuna, the dazzling tropical fresh water fish. It is also a world heritage site encompassing the Nankhumba Peninsula – the promontory that splits this part of the lake into two arms and also various offshore islands. The scenery is spectacular! As many as 500 species of fish have been identified in Lake Malawi, most of which are endemic to these waters. Prolific birdlife including the African Fish Eagle provides bird enthusiasts and nature lovers with hours of excitement and interest.
Diving, snorkelling and several water sports and activities are available from the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear.
Days 4 & 5
Transfer to Mvuu in Liwonde National Park, a truly evocative of a vanishing Africa. Here you can experience the best of Malawi safaris. Hippos bask in slow- moving pools and crocodiles lurk on mud?ats. The trees crowd the river, pressing on it lush, and exotic green dampness. Here is the dream of Africa that has lured explorers along this very river into the heart of Africa. There are more than 600 herds of Elephant in the Park and is one of the densest Hippo concentrations in Africa. Other animals found include Sable Antelope, Waterbuck, Impala, Bu?aloes, Bushbuck and Rhinos and rarely can you come across lions. Bird life is proli?c. With a resident and migratory population of well over 300 species, many rare among them.
A visit to a local village is recommended to experience a glimpse of local life. Optional morning walking safaris are available.
Activities here include:
· Day/Night games drives
· Nature walking trails
· Boat cruises on the River Shire
· Bird watching
Dinner and overnight – Mvuu Camp/Lodge (FB)
Depart from Liwonde for Mua Mission.
Mua Mission is the best museum presenting the country’s history, culture and art. The museum depicts Malawi’s three tribes namely Yao, Ngoni and Chewas, their origins, battles, slave trade influence, Christian and Muslim influence and more. It is also an ideal place for buying Malawian wood carvings.
Dinner and overnight at Safari Beach Lodge.
After breakfast, depart Senga bay for Lilongwe, Kamuzu International Airport for your flight back home.