Day 1: Latitude 13 Hotel
Arrive in Lilongwe and be transferred to your first hotel (Latitude 13) where you will stay for a night in a bed and breakfast. We will do the vehicle handover today. Latitude 13 is centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood and has 24 rooms including junior suites, garden suites & apartments. Stylish and modern, each room has queen-sized beds, walk-in showers, full-sized baths, sumptuous sofas and views over lawns and trees, there's a gym, spa, large swimming pool and fine dining restaurant on site.
Day 2: Tongole Wilderness Lodge
After breakfast, you start off to Nkhotakota (allow 5hrs) where you stay at Tongole Wilderness lodge for 2 nights on Full board with activities. Tongole Wilderness Lodge has 3 Riverside suites that can be twins or doubles and a Family suite with 2 separate rooms connected by an expansive deck built with a shared bathroom. The lodge nestles deep within the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, a hidden and little-known gem just a quick hop away from the shores of Lake Malawi. Luxurious, open-fronted, riverside suites are built from the same red earth, rock, wood and thatch upon which Tongole stands. Each spacious room possesses panoramic views over the river and forest and is a cool and breezy haven during the heat of the day. All the rooms possess sumptuous, super-king-sized double beds (6ft x 6ft 6in) or twin beds; which can also be joined seamlessly together to form a super king.
Day 3: Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Day in the game reserve with activities such as bush walks, canoeing in the Bua river (this depends on the level of water in the river). All meals at the lodge.
Depart for the northern lakeshore of Chintheche (allow 3.5hrs) and you will at Chintheche INN for 2 nights on dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day on the beach with optional activities such water sporting. Motorized watersports can be arranged with the lodge at extra cost.
Today you proceed with the northern tour to Nyika Plateau (allow 6hrs) and you stay at Chelinda Lodge for 3 nights on a self-catering basis. Please note that the lodge is in transition to the new management and the current management is only offering the self-catering service with a chef to help you with cooking. Chelinda Lodge is in the heart of the beautiful and unique Nyika Plateau National Park. Each beautiful pine chalet has large windows, and spacious balconies, that are comfortably furnished, en suite with a fireplace. The communal public area and bar are well-appointed with superb views and comfortable facilities as well as a sauna. Activities include game drives, walking, mountain biking, birding and fly fishing for trout.
Day in the park with optional activities that you can arrange with the lodge. These range from game drives, guided game walks, guided bike riding and fishing at extra cost.
Day in the park with optional activities as seems suit to you.
After breakfast, you will be driving back to Viphya Plateau (allow 6hrs) and you will stay at Luwawa Forest Lodge for 2 nights on dinner, bed and breakfast. Luwawa Forest Lodge is an international guesthouse and outdoor adventure centre just a 3.5 hours drive from Lilongwe, the lodge overlooks a large, well-stocked lake. Luwawa is ideal for family and individual holidays. All double-storey units are equipped with their own self-catering kitchen, two bedrooms and a small lounge overlooking the gardens. En-suite family rooms sleep 4 in two bedrooms. They also have dorms for groups and a private camping area.
Day in the Forest with optional activities that can be arranged by the lodge, activities range from Bird watching, guided walks, canoeing on the Luwawa mini lake and fishing. All these are at an extra cost. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 11: Latitude 13 Hotel
Depart for Lilongwe today (allow 4hrs) and stay at The Latitude 13 hotel for your last night in a bed and breakfast.
Today we off-hire the vehicle and coordinate your transfers to the airport for your flight back home. End of service.