This is a fantastic tour exploring both the water and land surrounding Lake Malawi. Arriving at Lilongwe airport will introduce guests to the 'Land of Smiles', which Malawi is so affectionately known as. After a short light air transfer, guests will arrive at the beautifully-positioned Chelinda Lodge in Nyika National Park - Malawi's oldest and largest. Set up on the plateau, Chelinda's chalets project breath-taking views over Lake Malawi. Spend 3 nights accommodated in luxurious stone and timber chalets and enjoying horse riding, game drives walking safaris, fly-fishing, mountain biking and birding, as well as forest walks. The following 3 nights are spent in the beachfront paradise of Mozambique at Nkwichi Lodge in the Manda Wilderness area. Here, the thatched chalets perfectly complement the natural surroundings, as they peek out from the treeline and overlook this expanse of lake. Luxury in paradise.
From US$ 3100 per person sharing.
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Upon arrival at Lilongwe airport, guests will connect with a short light air transfer that will take them to the Nyika National Park. A road transfer will take guests to their stunningly-placed accommodation at Chelinda Lodge. It offers 8 luxurious double storey timber cabins with magnificent views and private verandas. The first floor has an open plan bedroom with queen sized bed and fireplace set in a cosy lounge. Here is where guests will spend 3 nights enjoying the ambient environment of Nyika National Park.
Whilst not enjoying the superb sights and the tranquil environment provided at the lodge, guests can embark on a variety of wildlife-viewing activities, that include horse-riding, game dirves and walks, fly-fishing and mountain biking. Species found in the park includes eland, roan, other antelope, zebra, warthog, and hyena, leopard, and jackal and serval cats.
On the 4th morning, guests are prepared to enter Mozambique via boat. From Nyika airstrip, guests take a short light air charter to Likoma Island on Lake Malawi. From here, take a 35 min boat cruise to the Mozambique shoreline and enjoy a drive up the uninhabited coastline to Nkwichi Lodge. Nkwichi Lodge is located on the eastern lake shore, with beautifully- thatched individual chalets hidden just within the tree-line, making this a truly natural paradise, blending smoothly into the surroundings. It has been carefully designed to provide comfort and privacy for guests. With a maximum of only 14 people staying at Nkwichi, the lodge can offer guests the highest levels of service in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.
Lake Malawi - or Lake Niassa, as it is known in Mozambique - is the world's 9th largest lake and contains a greater variety of indigenous fish species of than any other lake in the world. The Lodge offers a wide range of activities, such as canoeing on the lake or local rivers, guided bush walks and wildlife-viewing treks, snorkelling, kite flying, surfing and visits to local community projects.
After a superb beach and bush adventure in and around the 'Lake of Stars', guests will cruise back to Likoma Island where they will connect with a 1 hour flight to Lilongwe airport. From here, guests will catch their flights back to South Africa in time for onward travel arrangements.
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