The Shire Highlands, Liwonde and Lake Malawi

Experience Malawi’s scenic highlights, from the tea estates of Thyolo to the wilds of Liwonde, on this 10-day overview

The Shire Highlands, Liwonde and Lake Malawi

This 10-day itinerary takes in the best of Malawi. You’ll find time to explore the lush tea and coffee plantations of Thyolo, trek the lower foothills of Mount Mulanje, and track black rhino in Liwonde National Park, before ending your holiday on the beaches of Lake Malawi.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive in Blantyre

    You will be met on arrival at Blantyre Airport and transferred 1 hour south to Thyolo, famed for its tea and coffee plantations. Check-in at Huntingdon House for two nights (full-board with local drinks).

  2. Day 2: Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estate

    After an early breakfast, depart on a day trip to Mount Mulanje, an hour and a half’s drive from Huntingdon House. Here you will spend the day exploring the lower foothills of the mountain on foot, via a network of gentle walking trails.

  3. Day 3-5: Liwonde National Park

    Depart the highlands of Thyolo and transfer by road to Liwonde National Park. The journey takes around 5-6 hours and will give you a great opportunity to take in views of the countryside. Check-in at Mvuu Lodge for three nights.

  4. Day 6: Transfer to Lake Malawi

    Transfer by road to Cape Maclear on the southern end of Lake Malawi, from where it is a short boat transfer to the secluded Mumbo Island Camp.

  5. Day 7-9: Lake Malawi

    The next three days are free for you to do as much or as little as you wish. Mumbo Island Camp offers several activities, including snorkelling and kayaking on the lake to see Malawian cichlids, sundowner cruises, and walking on the island. Scuba diving can also be arranged locally.

  6. Day 10: Transfer to Lilongwe; Departure

    Today you journey back across the lake, then transfer by road to Lilongwe Airport to connect with your onward flight.

Price guide

Price is per person and based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation.

10 days from £3385pp


10 days from £3385pp

Lovely memories of a holiday to Tanzania

Thank you for organising our trip for us - the itinerary was spot on and we had a lovely time together.

Faye and Elsa