Day 1

Today you will be met at the airport by Angela Leaning of the Southern Sky Adventures team. She will liaise with the trip leaders to coordinate acquiring SIM cards, picking up any needed supplies and taking a look at the restaurant options in the airport for the group.

You will then be shown to your hotel, The City Lodge Hotel, located at the Johannesburg Airport.


Day 2

You will be picked up from the airport in Lilongwe and driven to your accommodation where you will have a meeting to discuss what will happen over the next two weeks. You will eat dinner at your accommodation and prepare for an early departure the next day.


Day 3

After breakfast transfer to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve – one of

Malawi’s last remaining miombo woodlands and the catchment

area for Lilongwe’s water supply. Upon arrival settle into rooms /

tents, introduction to Dzalanyama and some downtime until lunch.

After lunch an aclimatization hike up through the beautiful

woodland returning to the lodge late afternoon.


Day 4

Today is the first day of project work – after breakfast head down

to the primary school where you will be working the next couple of

days. Day spent at the school, a traditional lunch will be prepared

by women from the village. Snack and water breaks will be

organized throughout the day. Return to the lodge for dinner.

The project will depend on what’s needed by the school at the time

but could include painting, creating teaching aids for classrooms, building

benches and tables, planting trees or bamboo to reforest the area



Day 5

Day will be spent at the school. Breakfast and dinner provided by the

lodge, lunch will be a traditional lunch or a picnic lunch.


Day 6

Day spent at the school. Breakfast and dinner provided by the

lodge, lunch will be a traditional lunch or a picnic lunch. This

afternoon a goodbye celebration with the school children. This celebration can

be organized prior to arrival or in the evenings after working on

the project. Examples include a big game everyone can play, a

song or dance.


Day 7

After breakfast, leave Dzalanyama and transfer down to the

southern lakeshore village of Cape Maclear. Located at the base

of the lake, Cape Maclear is famous for its sunsets as it’s one of

the only places on the lakeshore that faces west. Upon arrival,

relax by the pool, play some beach volleyball/soccer. A picnic

lunch will be eaten along the way and dinner will be provided by

the lodge. Transfer is approx 5 -6 hrs and will include stops along

the way including at a UNESCO heritage site to

see rock paintings.


Day 8

Day spent at the lake – free time in the morning to explore the

village looking at the local curio shops, relax by the pool or play

games on the beach. Lunch at own cost and had at one of the

restaurants in the bay. Around 2:30/3pm go on a boat ride out to

the nearby islands and take turns snorkeling around looking at the

famous Malawi Cichlids that are endemic to Lake Malawi. Visit

other points of interest such as Thumbi Island, Otter’s Point and

“feed the fish eagles” on your way back as the sunsets on the

bay. Return to the lodge for dinner.


Day 9

This morning, walk/transfer through the village to the National

Park whose entrance is right by the graves of some of Dr David

Livingstone’s entourage. Learn about the history of David

Livingstone before entering the National Park and walking to the

beautiful Otter’s Point. After Otter’s Point, enjoy the rest of the

morning on the beautiful beach of Golden Sands where you will

have the beach to yourselves with little distraction. Return to the

village for lunch – again at own cost. This afternoon activities are

optional and at own arrangement but include: kayaking, water

sports, hiking up the hills behind the lakeshore, beach games or

another boat cruise. All of these are run by the local Cape Maclear

Guides Association and can be organised directly. Alternatively

Mgoza Lodge has a lovely garden with hammocks and a small dip

pool to enjoy!


Day 10

After breakfast, transfer down the lakeshore road to Malawi’s most

popular National Park, Liwonde. Famous for its incredible bird

population, its boat safaris and the recent relocation of elephants

and cheetahs, this park is absolutely beautiful. Arrive at Mvuu

Camp in time for lunch after which you will go on an afternoon

game viewing activity. Overnight at the lodge on full board basis.


Day 11

Day spent in Liwonde – all meals and 2 game viewing activities

provided by the lodge.


Day 12

After breakfast, leave Liwonde and stop off at the old-colonial

capital of Zomba and visiting the WWI war memorial, Malawi’s first

post office & museum and other points of historical interest before

continuing on towards Game Haven Lodge, located on the

outskirts of Blantyre. Lunch at the lodge whilst watching sable,

eland, zebra and other animals grazing on the lawn in front of you. Afternoon at leisure and activities include fishing at the lake, use

of the pool, guided walks. Game drive on offer for a minimal

additional cost. Overnight in en-suite rooms. Transfer approx 3hrs.


Day 13

Early breakfast and transfer to Mulanje Mountain – Malawi’s

highest mountain. Get out at the base and hike a gentle path for

about 1.5hrs until reaching the natural pools of Dziwe Nkhalamba.

These beautiful natural pools and large waterfall are the source of

many traditional stories and provide a great amount of

entertainment with places to jump off, slide down etc. if you can

brave the temperature! A picnic lunch will be enjoyed riverside

before returning to the car at own leisure and transfer back

through the tea plantations and back to Game Haven for dinner.


Day 14

After breakfast coordinate transfer to Blantyre Airport in time for

departing flight.


Accommodation as per schedule
Meals as indicated
Game Park Fees
Activities as indicated
Services of guide with vehicle, fuel & taxes

Not Included

Visas – Malawi $ 75 Single entry
Meals not indicated
Activities not Indicated
Drinks, Gratuities, Personal Spending