Travaleur Self-Drive Safari - Liwonde, Satemwa & Lake Malawi
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LIWONDE, SATEMWA & LAKE MALAWI

  • Enjoy the Lake Malawi vibe and its activities
  • Spot the wildlife of Liwonde National Park
  • Learn the history of Satemwa Tea Estate
  • Self-drive your rental vehicle throughout


  • 10 Days
    10 Days
  • TAILOR-MADE | SELF-DRIVE
    TAILOR-MADE | SELF-DRIVE

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the Lake Malawi vibe and its activities
  • Spot the wildlife of Liwonde National Park
  • Learn the history of Satemwa Tea Estate
  • Self-drive your rental vehicle throughout

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Travel style
    Tailor-made | Self-drive

Itinerary & Accommodation

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DELUXE
COMFORT
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DELUXE
DAY 1
Lilongwe
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Kumbali Country Lodge
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Latitude 13°
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DAY 2
Liwonde National Park
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Mvuu Lodge
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Kuthengo Camp
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Accommodation Unavailable
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DAY 3
Liwonde National Park
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Mvuu Lodge
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Kuthengo Camp
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DAY 4
Zomba
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Sunbird Ku Chawe
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Zomba Forest Lodge
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DAY 5
Zomba
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Sunbird Ku Chawe
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Zomba Forest Lodge
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DAY 6
Satemwa
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Huntingdon House
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Huntingdon House
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DAY 7
Lake Malawi
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Makokola Retreat
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Pumulani Lodge
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DAY 8
Lake Malawi
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Makokola Retreat
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Pumulani Lodge
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DAY 9
Lake Malawi
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Makokola Retreat
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Pumulani Lodge
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DAY 10
Lilongwe
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Booking Options
GROUP TOURS
TAILOR-MADE
9 May 2021 - 18 May 2021
9 Nights
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 - £2,336pp
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9 May 2021 - 18 May 2021
9 Nights
 - No Scheduled Tours. Enquire for Tailor-made
 - £2,968pp
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9 Nights No Scheduled Tours. Enquire for Tailor-made £2,968pp
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9 May 2021 - 18 May 2021
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About your accommodation
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
Kumbali Country Lodge
Kumbali Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Lilongwe, Kumbali Country Lodge features 16 rooms nestled amongst verdant gardens within a working farm.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Electrical Outlets, Fan, Mini Bar (on request), Room Service, Safe, Television (on request), WiFi (Complimentary)

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Mvuu Lodge
Mvuu Lodge

Set within a lush and secluded part of Liwonde National Park, Mvuu Lodge offers 8 tents overlooking a lagoon off the Shire River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Complimentary), Safe

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Sunbird Ku Chawe
Sunbird Ku Chawe

Sitting on the edge of the Zomba Plateau, Sunbird Ku Chawe comprises of 37 rooms and features exquisite views towards Mount Mulanje.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck (on request), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Fireplace (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar (on request), Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Huntingdon House
Huntingdon House

Located in the Shire Highlands, Huntingdon House offers 5 suites on the Satemwa tea and coffee estate in Thyolo.

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Makokola Retreat
Makokola Retreat

Set amongst tropical gardens, The Makokola Retreat comprises of 48 villas and rooms perched along the shores of Lake Malawi. 

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Fee), Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television

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Premium Package
Latitude 13°
Latitude 13°

On a quite tree-lined street in Lilongwe, Latitude 13° offers 9 suites and club rooms set within well-manicured gardens.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp

Resting on an open plain dotted with ancient baobabs, Kuthengo Camp comprises of 4 safari tents within Liwonde National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Restaurant

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Complimentary)

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Zomba Forest Lodge
Zomba Forest Lodge
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Huntingdon House
Huntingdon House

Located in the Shire Highlands, Huntingdon House offers 5 suites on the Satemwa tea and coffee estate in Thyolo.

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Pumulani Lodge
Pumulani Lodge

Resting on the shores of Lake Malawi, Pumulani Lodge features 10 villas nestled amongst tree-lined hills and rocky outcrops.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Beach, Pool, Restaurant

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee

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Deluxe Package
Accommodation Unavailable
Accommodation Unavailable

There are an insufficient number of Deluxe accommodations in Malawi to offer this programme.

Essential Info
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Soft drinks, local beer, wine and spirits at Huntingdon House and Makokola Retreat (excl. imported and premium brand drinks)
    • Meet & Greet at airport
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Vehicle hire
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    General Information

    Climate

    • Having a tropical climate, the temperature fluctuations in Malawi are mainly determined by altitude. The dry season typically runs from May to October, with May to August experiencing slightly cooler temperatures. The rainy season is typically from November to April, with the heaviest rains falling between December and February. 
    • Malawi is a year-round destination, and the most popular time to visit is during the dry season. The rainy season is best for birdwatchers, and the landscape is strikingly lush and green.

    Language & Currency

    • English and Chichewa are the official languages in Malawi. Malawi is a multilingual country with around 9 languages of Bantu origin.
    • The local currency is the Malawi kwacha, which divides into 100 tambalas. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for shopping and tipping. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, but frequent power cuts can be problematic. Exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus 

    Visa & Access

    • Many foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Malawi. Most travellers from SADC countries and COMESA countries are visa-exempt. Please check with your local Malawian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Malawian government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Malawi has two international airports; Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe (LLW) and Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (BLZ). 

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

    For any questions on Malawi or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Premium Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Soft drinks, local beer, wine and spirits at Huntingdon House, Pumulani (excl. imported and premium brand drinks)
    • Meet & Greet at airport
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Vehicle hire
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified   
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    General Information

    Climate

    • Having a tropical climate, the temperature fluctuations in Malawi are mainly determined by altitude. The dry season typically runs from May to October, with May to August experiencing slightly cooler temperatures. The rainy season is typically from November to April, with the heaviest rains falling between December and February. 
    • Malawi is a year-round destination, and the most popular time to visit is during the dry season. The rainy season is best for birdwatchers, and the landscape is strikingly lush and green.

    Language & Currency

    • English and Chichewa are the official languages in Malawi. Malawi is a multilingual country with around 9 languages of Bantu origin.
    • The local currency is the Malawi kwacha, which divides into 100 tambalas. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for shopping and tipping. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, but frequent power cuts can be problematic. Exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus 

    Visa & Access

    • Many foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Malawi. Most travellers from SADC countries and COMESA countries are visa-exempt. Please check with your local Malawian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Malawian government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Malawi has two international airports; Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe (LLW) and Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (BLZ). 

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

    For any questions on Malawi or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Deluxe Package
    General Information

    Climate

    • Having a tropical climate, the temperature fluctuations in Malawi are mainly determined by altitude. The dry season typically runs from May to October, with May to August experiencing slightly cooler temperatures. The rainy season is typically from November to April, with the heaviest rains falling between December and February. 
    • Malawi is a year-round destination, and the most popular time to visit is during the dry season. The rainy season is best for birdwatchers, and the landscape is strikingly lush and green.

    Language & Currency

    • English and Chichewa are the official languages in Malawi. Malawi is a multilingual country with around 9 languages of Bantu origin.
    • The local currency is the Malawi kwacha, which divides into 100 tambalas. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for shopping and tipping. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, but frequent power cuts can be problematic. Exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus 

    Visa & Access

    • Many foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Malawi. Most travellers from SADC countries and COMESA countries are visa-exempt. Please check with your local Malawian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Malawian government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Malawi has two international airports; Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe (LLW) and Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (BLZ). 

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

    For any questions on Malawi or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

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