This is a safari tour with a unique twist. You explore Malawi on a self-drive tour, using a vehicle provided by the tour company. You will visit a variety of destinations, encountering the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of this incredible country. On day 1, you arrive in Lilongwe, spending the night at a country lodge. The next day, you begin your self-drive adventure. The first destination is Zomba, the capital of Malawi during colonial times. You will stay at a lodge on the edge of the Zomba Plateau, a stunning natural mountain landscape, crisscrossed by streams, waterfalls and lakes. Enjoy hiking, guided walks and horse riding, observing the plentiful birdlife and perhaps looking out for a leopard. Next, you will drive to Liwonde National Park, one of Malawi's most popular parks, home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5. You will stay at a camp on the banks of the Shire River, enjoying game drives, walking safaris and boating safaris. Next, you will head for one of Malawi's most incredible destinations, Lake Malawi. This enormous lake runs the length of the country from north to south and is perfect for a host of exciting activities, including kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming. Or simply kick back and enjoy the almost tropical island-like surrounds. You will stay at two different islands on the Lake, before heading back to Lilongwe.

Why we like it

Unique self-drive tour; Big 5 game-viewing in Liwonde; Stunning island setting of Lake Malawi; Variety of activities

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Tour
Rates from: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Group Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 20
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Tour info

Tour duration: 11 Days
Start: Lilongwe
End: Lilongwe
Highlights Zomba Plateau, Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi
Nearest Major City Llilongwe

Park / Reserve

Liwonde National Park Lake Malawi Please click to view



Self-drive Safari


Boat Cruise
Scuba & Snorkelling


Guided Walk
Nature Trail

The Experience

Safari type

Safari Tour

Specialist Species


Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Solo Travellers
Gallery Where

What to Pack

What's Provided

Self-drive Vehicle

What to Bring

Hiking Shoes
Other Personal Items
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