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Northern Malawi Circuit


USD 2,445

/ person
  • 1
  • 11 Days


The Responsible Safari Co.

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

  • Local time:18:35

Northern Malawi Circuit

This is a comprehensive trip that takes you through the Northern Region of Malawi. This tour offers you a chance to do some hiking in rural Malawi, go through local communities and immerse yourself in the culture and some of the best wildlife experiences Malawi has to offer. The trip finally takes you to the Northern Lake Malawi for some relaxing time and to enjoy some Malawian sunsets.

Arrive at Lilongwe Airport

Arrive at Kamuzu International Airport where you will be met by your RSC guide and travel North to Ntchisi. The drive is approximately 2 hours long.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge, 2 Nts
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Day at Ntchisi Forest Lodge

Wake up to the amazing sunrise from the east African rift valley. After breakfast, your guide will take you on a village tour where you will interact with the locals and learn their way of life and taste their local food. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a beautiful trek in some of last remaining rain forests in Malawi. Your day ends at the stunning sunset rock with some sundowners. Read more

Ntchisi Forest Lodge

Travel to Viphya Plateau

Depart Ntchisi soon after breakfast and travel further North to Viphya Plateau. The drive is 4.5 hours and you will arrive in time for late lunch at Luwawa. Relax on the Khonde while watching birds.

Luwawa Forest Lodge, 2 Night

Day at Luwawa Forest Lodge

Wake up and enjoy breakfast and the amazing bird sounds. Luwawa is one of Malawi's important birding areas (IBA) and this is one of the activities you can do. They have a lot of activities that you can choose from including, archery, canoeing, hiking, village visits and mountain biking.

Luwawa Forest Lodge
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Travel to Nyika Plateau

Leave Viphya Plateau early (soon after breakfast) and travel to Nyika National Park This drive is 6 hours long. Arrive in Nyika late afternoon and check in at Chelinda Camp.

Chelinda Camp, Nights

Day at Nyika National Park

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. Activities Game Drive Game viewing in the Nyika Grasslands, with types and numbers of wildlife varying, depending on the time of year. Expect to see unusual species such as Crayshaw’s zebra and roan antelope. The drives, in closed vehicles, can be half- or full-day excursions. Night drives Night drives in closed vehicles take advantage of the darkness; the perfect time to look for spotted hyaena, hunting serval, leopard and nocturnal bird species such as Ruwenzori nightjar. Walking Take a nature walk with a professional guide around the camp or further afield to experience the beautiful grasses, stunning flowers and creatures both usual and rarely seen. Mountain biking Good gravel road network in the park makes exploring by bike easy, while the rolling hills allow for panoramic views en route. Read more

Chelinda Camp
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Travel to Northern Lake Mala

Leave Nyika soon after breakfast and travel to Northern Lake Malawi. The driving time is 6 hours. Makuzi Beach Lodge is situated on the lush Northern shores of Lake Malawi. Makuzi is one of Malawi’s only private white sand beaches which provides guests with a superb, secluded retreat and wonderful views across Africa’s third largest fresh water lake. Makuzi is a family owned business that began in 1992. They have built their lodge to be Eco-friendly and have used local materials and expertise to build this "Paradise". The owners work hand in hand with local community which gives guests the opportunity to experience Malawi at its best. They have retained the beauty and exclusivity by only having eleven individual comfortable en-suite chalets, all with stunning lake views set in perfectly manicured gardens. Read more

Makuzi Beach Lodge, 3 Nights
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Day at Makuzi

Wake up in the morning and just relax as you watch the beautiful Lake Malawi. You can choose to do some water sports and or sunset boat cruises.

Makuzi beach Lodge
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Day at Makuzi

All non-motorized water sports are included so clients can get a Kayak and explore. You can also speak to reception and arrange a village tour You may choose to sip on cocktails and unwind.

Makuzi Beach Lodge
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Travel to Lilongwe

Depart Northern Lakeshore mid afternoon and travel to Lilongwe. You may stop for lunch at the Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge before proceeding to Lilongwe arriving mid afternoon.

Kumbali Lodge, 1 Night
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Depart Malawi

Travel to the Kamuzu International Airport for your out-bound flight.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Ntchisi
Day 3
Location Viphya Plateau
Day 5
Location Nyika National Park
Day in trip
Day 7
Location Northern Lakeshore
Day 10
Location Lilongwe


Package includes

  • 10 Nights Accommodation, 11 Days Vehicle Hire including driver and fuel, All meals where stated, all game activites and park fees in Nyika 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.

If you have any questions or you want to customize your trip we are here for you at any time.

  • Languages:English
  • Local time:18:35


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