Malawi is a beautiful and interesting country and we encourage our volunteers to embrace all it has to offer – from local culture, amazing wildlife and stunning natural beauty.
Visit the tranquil Lake Malawi, Spot one of the big five on Safari or just unwind at the beautiful Kumbali lakeside retreat. You can find some examples of the trips you can take below. If the trip you are interested in isn’t on there then just ask us, we can use our Malawian contacts to help you find the right person to arrange most excursions. All bookings are with the travel companies directly.
Africa is the number one safari destination in the world! Visit Liwonde, Kuti or South Lunagwa on an all-inclusive safari! Spot giraffe, zebra, elephants and other game on these vast African plains. Surely one of the great African experiences. We tailor each package to you, include a walking or boat safari, sleep under the stars or in a cabin. All food, accommodation, transport and park fees included.
2 days from £195 4 days from £295
Mount Moulanje Hike
Mount Mulanje is the Third highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru both in Kenya. Challenge yourself on this 3-day hike, walk across the plateau and see the stars likely never before. You will be guided up the mountain, sleeping in huts along the route. Meals are cooked by staff, food is supplies are arranged for you and carried up the mountain by the porters, saving your energy for the climb! All food, accommodation, transport and park fees included.
3 Day Hike £250
Learn to Scuba Dive
With hundreds of tropical fish found nowhere else on earth, and Malawis beautiful rift valley landscape this makes Lake Malawi on the worlds top fresh water dive locations. Gain an internationally recognised qualification or PADI or participate in a casual dive, a night dive or become a dive master. Our friends at Aqua Africa offer a host of courses with no hidden costs. One of the cheapest places on earth to dive.
Dives from £30 courses from £175
Luxury Weekend at Kumbali lake property
Tucked away between the shores of the lake and a steep mountain of granite rocks and thick vegetation, Kumbali Lake Property offers a very secluded and peaceful lake accommodation. Activities include, sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and boat cruises. Feed fish eagle from the boat in the evening while enjoying a relaxing booze cruise and sundowner. The perfect place to wind down and reflect. All meals, accommodation, transport and activities included.
£165 Per Weekend
A Weekend at Cape Maclear
Cape Maclear is Malawi’s version of the Cote d’Azure or the beaches of Mykonos: a strip of honey-coloured sand lapped by turquoise water under a sunny, blue sky and fringed by an assortment of beachside bars. The trip includes boat trips and various water sports such as wake boarding and tubing. All meals, accommodation and transfers included. Optional extras include canoeing and kayaking.
£125 Per Weekend
South Luangwa National Park
experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. Included is full board with 3 course dinners, transfers, all game drives, park fees.
3 Day Safari
Luxury Safari Tents with en-suite bathroom - £290 per person
Turtle Chalet (no en-suite) - £270 per person
4 Day Safari
Luxury Safari Tents with en-suite bathroom - £350 per person
Turtle Chalet (no en-suite) - £330 per person
Night of Camping in Liwonde
Although only 220 sq miles (580 sq km), Liwonde is perhaps the most popular of all the game parks. It is about 100 miles (160 km) north of Blantyre, game viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4x4s.
Wildlife includes quite large numbers of elephants and the river attracts countless hippos and crocodiles. Antelope include kudu, sable and bushbuck. There are leopards and hyeana and the occassional visiting lion. Black rhino has been re-introduced. Birdlife is exceptionally varied. The river attracts fish eagles and weaver birds build their nests in the thin woodland. Pel’s fishing owl is often seen at dusk along the river’s edge.
1 Game Drive
1 River Cruise
1 Walking Safari
All Meals (drinks not included)
1 Nights camping accommodation and Park Fees
£135 Per Person
3 Day Beach and Bush Combo Liwonde/Cape Maclear
Transfers for the entire trip
1 Game Drive
1 River Cruise
1 night Camping accomodation with all meals and park fees (drinks not included)
Basic Cottage accomodation
All Meals and Drinks at the cottage or on the boats
All Boating and water sports
£180 Per Person