FINGER ON THE PULSE – THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA
ROBYN TOBIAS RECENTLY SPENT A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN MALAWI AND CAME BACK TOTALLY SMITTEN.
Mvuu Camp is situated on the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. Mvuu offers wonderful water based safari experiences. The river is home to all manner of bird species as well as huge numbers of hippo and crocodile (anyone for waterskiing??). The general game is wonderful, the food delicious and a few days here is a great start to a Malawian safari.
Next up is Mkulumadzi in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Accommodation is in one of eight elegant and luxurious air conditioned suites (the air con is very welcome in the latter months of the year when the temperatures rocket), access to the camp is easy (3.5 hours drive from Blantyre or a short flight) and you will be made so welcome by the hosts that you won’t want to leave. In terms of activities there are game drives, walks, boating safaris and birding trips plus there is a hide in which you can sit quietly for hours game watching.
Robyn’s big discovery was Tongole in the Nkhotakota Reserve some 30 kms west of Lake Malawi. Tongole (a tongole is a tiny stingless bee, producing delicious honey) offers a real wilderness experience where guests can canoe, walk and drive around this huge wilderness area and not see another soul. Each of the gorgeous four rooms are open to the elements so you really feel at one with nature here.
Birding is excellent, there is also superb fishing, especially for the Mpasa or Lake Salmon and the cultural and village experiences are very much a part of daily life at Tongole.
At the end of your safari you could head north to Kaya Mawa on Lake Malawi. This is Malawi’s answer to a beach holiday – (I love the idea of snorkelling without getting salt in my eyes) The feel here is relaxed, vaguely Mediterranean in style and Kaya is perfect for families, couples and honeymooners alike. There is plenty to do (a huge range of water sports as well as a number of land based activities) and all accompanied by that legendary Malawian smile.
Many of our clients choose Kaya Mawa as the ideal chill out spot after a Zambian or Malawian safari as it is so close and easy to get to. Daily scheduled flights take you to nearby Likoma and then you are driven across to the lodge some 20 minutes away. Robyn can tell you more about the best times to go, how to get there and other vital details to plan the perfect trip.
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