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Southern Malawi Circuit


USD 2,300

/ person
  • 1
  • 9 Days


The Responsible Safari Co.

DMC based in Blantyre, Malawi specialising in educational, philanthropic and experiential travel.

  • Local time:11:39

Southern Malawi Circuit

This incredible Malawi itinerary showcases the very best of Southern Malawi with a twist of RSC culture! Beginning with a stay on the beautiful tea estates of Satemwa and visit to Mount Mulanje, your trip then moves to Zomba with hiking and a visit to a rural Yao community. Next head out on safari at Liwonde National Park before two days spent on the shores of Lake Malawi and the stunning Mumbo Island.

Arrive in Blantyre

You will be met by your RSC guide and transfer from Chileka International Airport to the Satemwa tea estates

Huntingdon House, 2 Nights

Day Spent at Satemwa Tea Est

You will be treated to amazing activities as per below: - Tea Tasting at the factory. - Mountain Biking - Guided Walks around the tea fields

Huntingdon House
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Travel to Zomba Plateau

Depart Huntingdon House in Satemwa soon after breakfast and travel to Zomba Plateau arriving for lunch. After lunch, you will go on an eco-tourism visit to a local community where the Yao culture will be showcased and you will be given a village tour.

Zomba Forest Lodge (1 Night)

Travel to Liwonde National P

Leave Zomba soon after breakfast and travel to Liwonde National Park and arrive in time for lunch. After lunch and some rest, you will get ready for the evening 4 x 4 game drive that starts at 4:00 pm. After the drive, enjoy dinner and retire to bed.

Mvuu Camp (2 Nights)

Day at Liwonde National Park

On this day, you will undertake the following activities: Nature walks (Optional) - Early morning before breakfast Enjoy getting closer to the flora and fauna in the park away from the confines of a safari vehicle on a nature walk with an experienced guide. Suitable for age 12 and above, closed shoes and safari coloured clothing required to be worn. River Boat safaris - Mid-morning after breakfast Superb river cruises take in the languid Shire River, providing the perfect opportunity to get close to hippo pods, bathing elephant, crocodile and colourful birdlife. Then after the boat safari, you will enjoy some delicious lunch before the night drive later. Night drives Enjoy a sundowner at an idyllic spot in the bush before heading out in the dark in search of the varied nocturnal wildlife that makes it home in the park. Read more

Liwonde National Park
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Travel to Cape Maclear

After breakfast, you will do one more Boat Safari and depart Liwonde National Park. You will travel to Cape Maclear and arrive mid-afternoon, in time for afternoon boat to Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island (2 Nights)

Day at Mumbo Island

Spend the day exploring the Island. Below are available activities on the Island: Kayaking The protected waters of the National Park bring sea kayaking within reach of anyone, irrespective of fitness or experience. The two-person kayaks are large and stable, and the guides are local residents with an intimate knowledge of the area. Guests with a sense of adventure have the option of kayaking out to Mumbo Island from reception on the beach at Cape Maclear. All gear is provided and included in the price. SCUBA Experience an underwater world of giant granite boulders and hundreds of multi-coloured freshwater tropical fish! Lake Malawi is a great place to SCUBA dive, ideally suited to beginners or those who prefer relaxed diving with no dangers. Mumbo is a PADI registered resort, offering beginner, advanced and specialty courses, as well as gear hire and casual dives. Diving courses and casual dives are not included in the price and must preferably be booked before you visit. Snorkeling The colourful Cichlid fish, coupled with the massive granite boulders that make up much of the underwater terrain, makes for a truly remarkable and unusual snorkeling experience, which once again is enhanced by the calm, warm and clear fresh-water. The island is only mammals - the Spotted-neck Otter - are remarkably tame and sometimes join guests for a swim or snorkel! All gear is provided and included in the price. Hiking Nature trails weave their way through the massive granite boulders that constitute the island. The island is heavily wooded, hosting baobab (Adansonia digitata) and several species of Ficus, Sterculia, Khaya, Albizia and Brachystegia. A map is provided in every tent and extras are available at the bar. There are no poisonous snakes or dangerous animals on Mumbo, so you can walk anywhere with confidence and are rewarded by magnificent views. Our guide will take a guided walk every morning at 9:30 on request. Read more

Mumbo Island

Travel to Blantyre

Leave Mumbo Island on a mid-morning boat and travel to Blantyre.

Casa Mia Lodge (1 Night)


Depart your lodge and travel to Chileka International Airport for your outbound flight

Chileka Airport


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Satemwa
Day 6
Location Cape Maclear
Hotel Mumbo Island
Day in trip
Day 3
Location Zomba Plateau
Day 8
Location Blantyre
Hotel Casa Mia
Day 4
Location Liwonde
Hotel Mvuu Camp


Package includes

  • 8 Nights Accommodation
  • 9 Days Vehicle Hire including driver and fuel
  • All meals where stated
  • All game activities and park fees in Liwonde National Park
  • All taxes & Bank fees.

Package excludes

  • International Flights
  • Malawi Entry Visas
  • Travel Insurance, Domestic Airport Taxes
  • Tips & Items of a personal nature

Very experienced local guides and sales team.

The Responsible Safari Co.


Elizabeth (EB)





RSC Team

DMC based in Blantyre, Malawi specialising in educational, philanthropic and experiential travel.

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  • Languages:English
  • Local time:11:39


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