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5 Day Malawi Safari

Ker & Downey Africa Premier
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
5 days
From: $ 3,917 $ 783 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy your Malawi Adventure in Johannesburg and in Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Experience boat safari and stay in Mkulumadzi Lodge
  • Have a chance for Optional walking safaris along the Shire River
  • Enjoy your daily game drive

Short Description

Experience 5 Day Malawi Safari by visiting Majete Wildlife Reserve, enjoying game drives. Have a chance for Optional walking safaris along the Shire River. Finish your trip and visit Lilongwe before flying back to Johannesburg for your onward journey.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Johannesburg
End City Lilongwe

Trip Includes

  • 4 Nights – Mkulumadzi Lodge (Fully Inclusive)
  • All inter-camp road transfers
  • All road transfers throughout with English speaking driver/guides
  • Concierge Service throughout your trip
  • 24/7 On-the-ground Support throughout your trip
  • Taxes and VAT

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Itinerary

Day 1: Majete Wildlife Reserve

You will begin your Malawi Adventure in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fly directly from OR Tambo International Airport to Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi. Upon arrival in Malawi you will be met by a Ker & Downey Africa representative who will assist you with all the VISA requirements at the airport.

At this point you have the choice of a road transfer or chartered air transfer from Lilongwe to Majete Wildlife Reserve. The cost of this experience has the price of the road transfer already included, but if you would prefer the 20 minute chartered flight our African experts can arrange that for you at an additional cost.

Consultant Notes

You should always travel with soft bags not hard suitcases (not only for the smaller aircraft but also to fit into vehicles). Proflight baggage allowance (for most routes) – limit of 15 kg for hold luggage and 5 kg for hand luggage. Bush & Lake Aviation baggage allowance - limit of 12 kg for hold luggage and 3 kg for hand luggage (so this is 15 kg max per person ONLY if total weight falls within weight and balance graph of aircraft for the specific flight; body weights are taken into consideration). Important items to bring: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, torch, binoculars and film/photo camera.

Included

Road transfer from Lilongwe International Airport to Mkulumadzi Lodge

Dinner at Mkulumadzi Lodge

All Drinks

Excluded

Chartered flight from Lilongwe International Airport

VISA costs

Health insurance

Day 2: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Enjoy your daily breakfast before your daily game drive that can be extended to include a packed lunch as well as a breakfast. Optional walking safaris along the Shire River are also available and optional and recommended. Dinners are prepared and included every day.

Consultant Notes

Photography

Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first

Activities And Services

Majete Wildlife Reserve Game Drive

Recommended

Shire River Walking Safari

Included

Daily game drive including packed breakfast and/or lunch

Walking safaris

Day 3: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Daily game drive

An inclusive boat safari can be arranged by your African experts for any day of your stay at Mkulumadzi Lodge. All meals are planned and included.

Consultant Notes

Climate

Depending on which time of year you visit, you may need waterproofs, a warm jacket or sunscreen. The dry months are from April till October and the wet months November till March. Temperatures range throughout the year from between 11-40 C.

Optional

Boat Safari

Birding Safari

Included

Boat safari

Birding Safari

All meals and drinks (FI)

Day 4: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Optional

Cultural Visit

Included

Daily game drive

Cultural visits

All meals and drinks (FI)

Day 5: Departure

After your final breakfast in the African bush, you will begin to make your way back to Lilongwe before flying back to Johannesburg for your onward journey.

Included

Road transfer from Mkulumadzi Lodge to Lilongwe International Airport

Flight from Lilongwe International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Excluded

Chartered flight from Majete Airstrip to Lilongwe International Airport

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Price Per Day: $ 783 per day
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Flawlessly planned

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We (my wife and I and two friends) recently travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana on a trip organized by Ker-Downey. Although we duplicated a trip taken by other friends some years ago, K-D did an excellent job in adjusting our itinerary and accommodations to suite our wishes. Every detail from start to finish including guided transfers was flawlessly planned. The hotels, lodges and camps were excellent although decidedly not budget. Americans tend to be a bit reluctant to travel to Africa and as a result miss some very unique opportunities. No doubt there are risks but Ker-Downey helps travelers in getting around and staying safely.
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Cape Town organized a superb safari

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Marcelo Novais of Ker and Downey, Cape Town organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017. We took Rovos Rail Pretoria/Victoria Falls (second time on the train - splendid experience). Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge at Chobe NP was almost nest to the park entrance which was VERY convenient. Then off to Savute for & Beyond under Canvas which we loved. Great lion sightings. Sanctuary Baines' Camp, mainly water activities was great including having our bed on the deck and sleeping under the stars. Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Moremi has been very recently redone and is stunning. The staff were marvelous. And then home :-(. We have been to Botswana a number of times and certainly enjoyed the rich game and natural world of Botswana.
Thanks, Marcelo, Peter and Carol King
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Their exemplary planning

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We have always arranged our own travel arrangements and accommodation when holidaying, but found it difficult to do so for Africa.
After approaching several agents who pushed us towards the standard group tours which only partially fitted our suggested itinerary, we luckily found Ker & Downey and Emma and Razaan in Capetown.
Their exemplary planning and service allowed us to spend an unforgettable month in Botswana, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Accommodation was excellent, transfers were allways on time and 100 % reliable, and most imprtantly we experienced a wide range of different country, from delta to desert to rainforest to open plains and savanna.
Due to this our interaction with animals, birds, the local people and the environment in general, was nothing short of amazing!

Thanks again to Emma and Razaan, BEST HOLIDAY EVER!
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An amazing experience thanks to Ker and Downey

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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker and Downey to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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An amazing experience

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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker & Downey Africa to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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Great holidays thanks to Ker & Downey

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We have travelled to Botswana with Ker & Downey and everything was perfect. Ker & Downey knows how to make you and your family feel special from the very beginning to the day after your trip has ended. We followed their recommendations on everything and it was our smartest decision. I strongly recommend everyone planning a safari in Africa to contact Ker & Downey.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Flights

Departure

Arrival

OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

Lilongwe International Airport [LLW]

Lilongwe International Airport [LLW]

OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

 

Transfers

Pick Up

Drop Off

Lilongwe International Airport [LLW]

Mkulumadzi

Mkulumadzi

Lilongwe International Airport [LLW]

 

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accomodations

Mkulumadzi | Majete Wildlife Reserve

The lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living quarters and private viewing deck. Guests can swim in our pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris.

Majete Wildlife Reserve is a vast region of mature woodland and granite hills, picturesque river valleys and dense forest. It is home to the elusive black rhino, along with elephant, buffalo, nyala, sable, eland and hartebeest. There are plans to reintroduce lion, leopard and cheetah in 2012 as part of a pioneering conservation project.

Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with our team of experienced guides will feel like an adventure

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees:

  • The following cancellation fees will be payable if the booking is cancelled:
  • 30% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled more than 60 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • 50% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 60– 31 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • 100% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 30– 0 days prior to the date of arrival or in the case of a no show.

Trip ID#:

MalSafKer

Trip Excludes

  • All meals other than those mentioned
  • All transfers (local & international) other than those mentioned
  • All premium imported brands and champagne
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Visa costs
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • All other items not expressly stated as being included in the price

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