Day Trips

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 3hr Bird Walk

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The Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre offer superb riverine habitat for Schalow’s Turaco, Hildeblandt’s Francolin, the African Broadbill, the Red Throated Twinspot, the White-backed Night Heron, the Half-collared Kingfisher, the African Broadbill, the Black-throated Wattle-eye, the Mountain Wagtail, the Golden Weaver, the Red Backed Mannikin, the Brown Crowned Tchagra, the long tailed Wagtail and the Golden Weaver.

Itinerary: 06.30 to 09.00 or 15.00 to 17.30 – We collect you from your hotel/residence and take you to the Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary. We’ll begin on one of the numerous trails through the endemic Brachystegia trees to the river, then continue along this path. There will be a stop for tea or coffee and a delicious muffin at a suitable spot. Return to the vehicle at about 08.45 and you will be dropped off back at your hotel by 9am.

Price includes – Transport from/to your hotel in Lilongwe, services of a birding guide, 1 bottle of water, tea/coffee and a muffin.

Cost:
US $  60.00  for 1 person
US $  35.00  per person in group of 2/3
US $  26.00  per person when 4 or more

A two hour add-on visit to the acclaimed Lilongwe Wildlife Centre costs $20 per person extra. This includes a tour of the rehabilitation enclosures.

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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5hr City Tour

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Lilongwe, known as the garden city, is developing at a tremendous speed and our city tour includes areas of interest like the New Parliament buildings, the Kamuzu Banda Mausoleum, the War Memorial, the Tobacco Auction floors, the Wildlife Centre, the Lilongwe Market and the vendor’s woodcarving market.

Itinerary: 09.00 or 13.00 -  We collect you from your hotel/residence and drive with brief stops  at the mausoleum, war memorial and past the new parliament building to the tobacco Auction Floors [when the auction floors are closed we will visit the Kumbali Cultural Village]. On arrival at the floors you will be briefed and shown the auctioning procedure, before heading back into town and visiting the Lilongwe and vendor’s market. After this we stop and enjoy a drink at the Wildlife Centre followed by a tour of the facility. You will be dropped back at your hotel by approx. 13.00.

Price includes: Transport from/to your hotel in Lilongwe, services of guide, entrance fees, 1 bottle of water and a soft drink at the Wildlife Centre.

Cost:
US $  78.00   for 1 person
US $  48.00   per person when 2 or 3 people
US $  42.00   per person if 4 or more

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar 

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Dzalanyama Day Trip

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Dzalanyama Forest is undoubtedly one of Malawi’s very best birding localities, supplying superb Miombo birding just 58km from the capital. Species like the peculiarly localized Stierling’s Woodpecker, Pale-billed Hornbill, Miombo Pied Barbet, Boulder Chat, Central Bearded Scrub Robin, Miombo Grey Tit, Red-capped Crombec and Ancheita Sunbird can all be found within the reserve.

Itinerary: 06.30 to 16.30 -  We collect you from your hotel/residence and it’s a 1 ½ hr drive to the forest reserve. Upon arrival at the house, you will enjoy a tea or coffee and a muffin before heading out on a walk before returning for lunch. In the afternoon you can relax and enjoy the surroundings, go on another walk, visit a local school community project or swim in the stream in front of the house.  Depart the forest at 15:00 and we will drop you back at your hotel at16:30.

Price includes: Transport from/to your hotel in Lilongwe, services of birding guide, 2 bottles of water tea/coffee, a muffin and lunch.

Cost:
US $ 181.00  for 1 person
US $ 93.00   per person when 2 or 3 people
US $ 62.00   per person if 4 or more

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Dedza Pottery & Rock Art (Day & Half Day Trip)

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This tour will take us to Dedza – a one-and-a-half hour drive south of Lilongwe. Dedza Mountain looms majestically over the plains and being on the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment offers outstanding views of Lake Malawi. Our visit will include an excursion into the foothills where we will see ancient rock art as done by the Bushmen in the late stone age, we then continue to Dedza Pottery craft and coffee shop, well known for its cheesecake served in a delightful garden setting. Lunch will be enjoyed in this peaceful setting and after we will drive up Dedza Mountain to take in the wonderful views, before returning back to Lilongwe.

Itinerary: Depart Lilongwe at 08.30  -  Arrive back in Lilongwe at 17.30.

Tour price includes: Return transfers to Dedza, services of guide throughout, 3bottles of water provided per person, services of rock art guide.

Tour price excludes:extra drinks, lunch at Dedza Pottery.

Cost full day:                                                            Cost half day:
US $ 271.00 for 1 person                                          US $ 204.00  for 1 person
US $  142.00 per person if 2 or 3 people                   US $ 105.00  per person if 2 or 3 people
US $  117.00  per person when 4 or more                 US $ 82.00   per person when 4 or more

 Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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Kasungu Day Trip

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This tour takes us north from Lilongwe towards Kasungu town, where we branch off and continue to the National Park. Kasungu Park is one of Malawi’s least known parks, but hosts an impressive array of wild animals. The different habitat, coupled with dambos, streams, hills and a dam offer protection for Lichtensteins Hartebeest, Sable, Kudu, Reedbuck, Impala as well as Elephant, Buffalo and various predator species. Lifupa Lodge, in the heart of the park, overlooks a dam of the same name where an endemic group of Puku have taken up residence, after migrating from nearby Zambia. The park is not blessed with big concentrations of game, however the varied scenery interspersed with animals make this an enjoyable day out.

Itinerary: Depart Lilongwe at 08:30 – Arrive back in Lilongwe at 15:00.

Tour price includes: Transport to Kasungu Park return, snack, park entrance fee, services of qualified Land and Lake guide.

Tour price Excludes: Lunch at Lifupa Lodge, drinks purchased from Lodge.

Cost:
US $ 389.00  for 1 person        
US $ 212.00  per person when 2 or 3 people
US $  175.00  per person if 4 or more

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 Lake Malawi &Kuti Community Wildlife Park Day Trip

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This tour takes us east of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi, with a quick detour en-route to the unique Kuti Community Wildlife Park. This facility, is non-profit and completely run by volunteers and offers protection to wild animals whilst supporting the surrounding communities to benefit directly from protection of their fauna and flora. Kuti offers a uniquely Malawian wildlife viewing experience. Animals found include Nyala, Zebra, Waterbuck, Sable, Warthog, Impala, Wildebeest, Ostrich. Kudu, Genet, Bushbuck, Porcupine and Duiker. From Kuti we proceed for another 30 minutes to Senga Bay and arrive at the very comfortable Livingstonia Beach Hotel before lunch. Here time is at your leisure. Watersports and lunch are not included and can be purchased directly from the hotel. Depart Senga Bay no later than 16:00 to arrive in Lilongwe by 18:00.

Itinerary: Depart Lilongwe at 08:30 – Arrive back in Lilongwe at 18:00.
Tour price includes: Transport to Senga Bay return, entrance fee into Kuti Wildlife Park, game drive in own vehicle, entrance fee to Livingstonia Beach Hotel, services of guide throughout, 2 bottles of bottled water.
Tour price Excludes: bottled drinks at Kuti and the lake, lunch, water sports.  [Guests are allowed to pack and bring their own picnic or they can purchase food and drinks from the hotel]

Cost:
US $ 310.00 for 1 person
US $ 166.00 per person when 2 or 3 people
US $  136.00 per person 4 or more

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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Central Region Day Trip

A day trip visiting the delightful coffee and pottery shop in Dedza, then driving down the scenic Golomoti Pass to Mua Mission where we have a look at the cultural museum, then head to the lake where a couple of hours are free to relax and explore the unique shoreline, before returning back to Lilongwe.

Itinerary: We collect you from your hotel/ residence at 07:30 and drive 1& ½ hrs to Dedza, after a cup of coffee and looking at the pottery, continue to Mua Mission, down the very scenic Golomoti pass. An hour is spent here then we head to the lake where you have a few hours free to enjoy the warm water and sunshine. We aim to have a late lunch at the lake.  Depart back to Lilongwe mid-afternoon.  ETA in Lilongwe is late afternoon and we drop you back at your hotel or guest house.
Price includes: all road transport, services of guide, bottled water and a snack  for journey, entrance fee into Mua Mission.
Price Excludes: coffee and cakes at Dedza, lunch, personal spending money, drinks

Cost:
US $ 450.00 for 1 person
US $ 236.00 per person for 2 or 3 people
US $ 190.00  per person when 4 or more

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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Ntchisi Forest Day Trip

Ntchisi Forest Reserve is one of only two remaining montane forests in Malawi and is also popular for its bird life. The beautiful dense tree cover is criss-crossed by small streams with scatterings of moss-covered rocky outcrops. The floor of the forest is a profusion of wild flowers in the hot season. Ntchisi Lodge is situated on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the lake and Rift Valley.

Itinerary: Depart Lilongwe at 08:00 and drive for 2 hrs to Ntchisi. On arrival, prepare for a 2-3 hour walk into the forest. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch. A small rest after the meal, then depart back to Lilongwe returning mid-afternoon.

Tour price includes: Transport to Ntchisi return, services of qualified Land and Lake Guide throughout, forest walk, snack.

Tour price excludes: Lunch – this is ordered and paid for directly at the lodge [Allow $17].

Cost:
US $ 299.00 for 1 person
US $ 154.00 per person when 2 or 3 people
US $ 124.00 per person if 4 or more

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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Lake Malawi Day Trip

A day trip to Lake Malawi where you have time to relax on the white sandy beaches and swim in the clear water before returning back to Lilongwe.

Itinerary: We collect you from your hotel/residence at 08:00 and drive 1&½ hrs to Senga Bay. Here we stop at either Safari Beach Lodge or Livingstonia Beach Hotel where you are welcome to relax on the beach: swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling are all potential activities, or for a small fee, use some of their water sports equipment. For the more adventurous, a boat trip to lizard Island can be arranged. Lunch at the hotel or lodge, then return to Lilongwe in the late afternoon and we drop you back at your hotel or guest house.

Price includes: Transfer Lilongwe, lake return, services of guide, entrance fee to use hotel/lodge facilities.

Price Excludes: Food and drinks, optional excursions, use of water sports equipment.

Cost:
US $ 299.00 for 1 person
US $ 154.00 per person when 2 or 3people
US $ 124.00 per person if 4 or more

Tour done in a Toyota Corolla or similar

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