Dhow at Pumulani (Robin Pope Safaris), Malawi

Bush and Beach in Malawi

A classic safari holiday exploring a Big Five reserve in Malawi, followed by a relaxing few days at the lake.

Dhow at Pumulani (Robin Pope Safaris), Malawi

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8 days from £2500pp plus international flights.

Spend a week at 2 different locations in Malawi, a Big Five wildlife reserve and a lovely lodge set on a hillside above Lake Malawi - your very own bush and beach combination.

  • See the Big Five in Majete
  • Watch hippos from the viewing deck
  • Choice of activities at both locations
  • Snorkel in the clear waters of Lake Malawi
  • Spend time in local villages
  • Great holiday for families

Safari and beach with a difference! See the Big Five in little-known Majete, then rest up by the shores of a lake, rather than the sea. Game drives, boat safaris and guided walks are followed by snorkelling, diving, kayaking and mountain biking, in a week any nature lover will treasure.

Your holiday begins in Majete Wildlife Reserve, a recent conservation success story, whose wildlife was once plundered by poachers, but is now protected and thriving with several species having been re-introduced since the early 21st century. It's now a Big 5 reserve, the only one in Malawi, and offers excellent game viewing and bird watching against the backdrop of scenic hills, woods, forests and valleys.

Your second destination is Lake Malawi, the 9th largest in the world, named 'the lake of stars' by David Livingstone after the bobbing lanterns of fishing boats at night, a scene you'll witness each night of your stay. By day you can swim, snorkel, dive and kayak in and on the lake, go for walks, bike rides and village visits on land, as well as resting by the pool and enjoying the views.

Both luxury lodges are owned and run by the well-respected Robin Pope Safaris, and provide home comforts and friendly, professional service. As well as the range of activities available, each lodge has a lounge, terrace and swimming pool where you can relax, and both welcome children of all ages, making this a holiday all the family can enjoy.

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Where you could be staying

Below are the places where you will stay on this trip. If you prefer, we can sometimes change to different properties, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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