Classic Malawi

Itinerary Overview

Covering the major highlights of Malawi – from the picturesque Zomba Plateau and Liwonde National Park’s wildlife, to the golden beaches of Lake Malawi – this trip offers the traveller the opportunity to really immerse themselves in this fascinating destination.

Accommodation includes: Protea Ryalls Hotel, Sunbird Ku Chawe, Mvuu Lodge, The Makokola Retreat, Kaya Mawa Lodge and Heuglin’s Lodge.



Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Depart London Heathrow on overnight flight to Addis Ababa.


Day 2Protea Ryalls Hotel, Blantyre

Protea Ryalls Hotel, Blantyre

Connect with onward flight to Blantyre and on arrival collect hire car and stay overnight at one of the city’s finest properties, the Protea Ryalls Hotel.


Day 3-4Sunbird Ku Chawe, Zomba Plateua

Sunbird Ku Chawe, Zomba Plateua

Drive onto the Zomba Plateua to stay for two nights at Sunbird Ku Chawe, from where walking and horse-riding trips can be taken.


Days 5-7Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park

Continue onward to the Liwonde National Park to spend three nights on safari alongside the Shire River at the Mvuu Lodge


Days 8-10The Makokola Retreat, Lake Malawi

The Makokola Retreat, Lake Malawi

Stay on the shores of Lake Malawi for three nights, enjoying the full leisure facilities available at The Makokola Retreat.


Days 11-13Kaya Mawa Lodge, Likoma Island

Kaya Mawa Lodge, Likoma Island

Return hire car at Lilongwe airport and fly to remote Likoma Island to finish with three nights on the island paradise retreat of Kaya Mawa Lodge.


Day 14Heuglin’s Lodge, Lilongwe

Heuglin’s Lodge, Lilongwe

Fly to Lilongwe and transfer to stay overnight at the charming Heuglin’s Lodge.


Day 15Departure


Fly to Addis Ababa and connect with the direct overnight flight to the UK.


Day 16UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into London Heathrow.

  • UK Departure
  • Protea Ryalls Hotel, Blantyre
  • Sunbird Ku Chawe, Zomba Plateua
  • Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park
  • The Makokola Retreat, Lake Malawi
  • Kaya Mawa Lodge, Likoma Island
  • Heuglin’s Lodge, Lilongwe
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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