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9 Days North Malawi Tour

9 Days
  • Bus, Aircraft
  • Guesthouse
  • 5,416 metres
  • Mzuzu
  • Apr, May, June to December
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 18
  • 65

9-Day Northern Malawi Excursion

Embark on a 9-day journey through the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Northern Malawi. This immersive excursion promises a blend of nature, adventure, and history, providing a holistic experience for every traveler.

Highlights

  • Nature Retreat: Unwind in the serenity of Rayoni, away from the city's hustle.
  • Lake Malawi Adventure: Explore Nkhatabay's lakeside, indulge in water activities, and savor local cuisine.
  • Nyika National Park: Discover diverse wildlife and landscapes on a Nyika National Park safari.
  • Livingstonia Hike: Trek the Nyika Livingstonia Trail for cultural insights and panoramic views
  • Vwaza Marsh Safari: Witness wildlife diversity at Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.
  • Karonga History Tour: Immerse yourself in Karonga's rich history at the Karonga Museum and archaeological sites.

Itinerary

Arrive in Mzuzu, the vibrant capital of Northern Malawi. Check into Rayoni Guesthouse for a relaxing evening amid nature. Explore Mzuzu’s bustling market and enjoy a night out in the city.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retreat to the Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary for a day surrounded by natural beauty. Engage in sanctuary activities, sip drinks under the trees, and relish a delightful meal at the guesthouse’s restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Nkhatabay, a lakeside town. Experience the incredible Lake Malawi with water activities, relax on the beach, and explore the local culture. Overnight in Nkhatabay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive deeper into Nkhatabay’s lake experience. Enjoy a boat tour, visit the vibrant market, and indulge in fresh local cuisine.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Home Stay

Fly from Mzuzu Airport  to Nyika National Park . Explore the unique flora and fauna, embark on a game drive, and witness the park’s breathtaking landscape

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a 2 hours drive in the scenic highlands on Nyika National Park up to Juniper forest.  Visit the iconic Juniper trees only found in Malawi at Nyika. Also visit the Chisanga falls within the forest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve for a safari adventure. Encounter diverse wildlife and relish the natural beauty of the reserve. Later afternoon depart Nyika for Karonga through the North-West end of Nyika National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast embark on a historical expedition in Karonga. Explore the Karonga Museum , Visit archaeological sites like the Mlozi shrine,  Delve into the rich cultural heritage of Karonga.

Day 9 :
Departure

Bid farewell to Northern Malawi. Depart at Karonga Airport on Rayoni air with cherished memories of a diverse and enriching excursion.
Itinerary ends upon arrival at Mzuzu Airport

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Nyika
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

FAQs

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Nyika National Park ?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Livingstonia Trail trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you as Nyika also has guides that you can hire to help with your Luggage.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

8% Off
From MK2,500 MK2,300
/ Adult
From MK2,100 MK1,900
/ Child
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change to adjustments in economic fructuations and others
  • Bus, Aircraft
  • Guesthouse
  • 5,416 metres
  • Mzuzu
  • Apr, May, June to December
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 18
  • 65