Malawi is a hidden gem boasting a diversity of scenery and activities. This journey takes you to Majete, a true undiscovered wilderness where every trip into the bush will feel like an adventure. Then on to the 'Lake of Stars' - so named by the explorer Livingstone, where you enjoy sparkling waters fringed by idyllic sandy beaches.


  • Cruising in a traditional dhow on the clear waters of Lake Malawi.
  • Seek out the black rhino in the Majete Wildlife Reserve.
  • Enjoying the dramatic views over the confluence of the Mkulumadzi and Shire Rivers from your private viewing deck.
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Destination expert Samantha Gee


Africa Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Johannesburg

    Transfer to Blantyre by plane and then by road to Mkulumadzi in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. The Lodge, Accessible by foot bridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River, comprises eight spacious chalets, each with private viewing decks offering dramatic views of the Mkulumadzi and the Shire rivers. The main lodge is an open-ended building maximising the beautiful river views, and taking full advantage of the cool shaded area created by the forested banks.

    Overnight: Mkulumadzi

  3. Day 2 - 4 Majete Wildlife Reserve 

    Enjoy game viewing - the reserve has an abundance of wildlife including rare black rhino, elephant, nyala, sable and Lichtenstein's hartebeest.

    Overnight: Mkulumadzi

  4. Day 5 Lake Malawi 

    Transfer by light aircraft to Pumulani, situated on the western side of Nankumba Peninsula on the southern end of Lake Malawi. Overlooking the lake and exclusively nestled within the Lake Malawi National Park, Pumulani has total seclusion and privacy. There are ten villas scattered amongst the boulders and trees on the hillside, each with a thatched roof, which has a cooling effect on them. Individual in style and shape, all have spacious bedrooms, bathrooms and seating areas. The front sliding doors open up onto the elevated deck offering optimal views and privacy. With both a private beach, and pool incorporated in the design this is the perfect place to relax.

    Overnight: Pumulani

  5. Day 6 - 9 Lake Malawi 

    Explore the Lake Malawi National Park on land and water. There is a wide range of water sports on offer from scuba diving to sunset sails.

    Overnight: Pumulani

  6. Day 10 Depart 

    Transfer by light aircraft to Lilongwe. Depart on flight to Johannesburg. Connect to your onward international flight home.

  7. Depart


Low £ 4,340 $ 5,895
Mid £ 5,160 $ 7,009
High £ 5,845 $ 7,939


  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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