• Malawi: Lake Malawi Private Adventure

    A Tropical Paradise!

    Lake Malawi is a water-sport activity paradise. Add this four-day trip of sun and beach time either before or after your safari. You'll enjoy swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving or just relax on the beach. Combine this trip with other journeys in Africa to create the ultimate dream safari vacation.

    best times to go: Year round

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $1,495 see detailed pricing

    Southern Africa

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A Tropical Paradise!

Lake Malawi, the southernmost of the great lakes of the African Rift Valley, is an ideal location to spend a bit of "beach time" before or after your safari. This tropical paradise offers a variety of activities, including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply soaking up the rays! Accommodations are at Kaya Mawa Lodge on Likoma Island or Mumbo Island Camp on Mumbo Island, the undisputed jewel of Lake Malawi National Park.

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Activities

2 days optional swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax at a beautiful tropical island retreat on Lake Malawi, with exciting options to be as active as you like!

Duration: 4 days Start Location: Lilongwe End Location: Lilongwe

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  • Boat
    Day 1 : Lilongwe - Lake Malawi

    Arrive in Lilongwe, Malawi. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the southern trip of Likoma Island where eco-friendly Kaya Mawa Lodge is situated, or to Mumbo Island Camp on Mumbo Island. Kaya Mawa is an elegant island retreat with ten small cottages with four-poster beds and sunken bathtubs; each has a private terrace facing the water. Mumbo Island, an exclusive camp situated on a pristine and otherwise-deserted tropical island, features six safari tents, each with its own shaded view-deck and hammock. Either camp is a truly idyllic spot to begin your exciting adventure!

  • Snorkel
    Days 2 - 3 : Lake Malawi

    Two days to swim, snorkel, kayak, scuba, explore the sites of the island, or just relax—the choice is yours! Likoma Island, where Kaya Maya is located, is a populated island with lots of culture and private beaches to explore. Mumbo is a protected private wilderness island that is perfect for kayaking.

  • Day 4 : Depart

    Return to Lilongwe and depart.

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DATES: Best time to go: Year round Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

PRICING:

2011 Private Adventure Prices
Please call for pricing

  • Kaya Mawa

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

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