Commence your Malawian adventure in the scenically beautiful southern Thyolo Tea Estates. Overlooking the luscious Lower Shire Valley, visit the popular Satemwa Tea Estate for a hands-on experience with locals who craft this superior tea and coffee. Make your own tea and roast your own coffee as you learn their story, the history of Satemwa, and how it contributes to the environment and local communities. Receive a pleasant guided walk through the wild coffee fields or hop on a mountain bike to explore the surrounding trails. For an added thrill, shoot around the picturesque area on off-road mountain bikes to observe more tea country. Pelorus will take you off the beaten tourist trail to Mount Mulanje, Malawi’s striking highest peak. On your mountain walk enjoy private spots for a secluded experience, marvel at the diverse vegetation and look out for resident black eagles and klipspringers.
Journey north to Liwonde National Park, home to brilliant wildlife viewing including the rare and critically endangered black rhino. Aboard a helicopter for a world-class opportunity to fly over the park, viewing the African bush from a different perspective. Gain an intriguing insight into the park’s history, conservation work and how it has transformed into a first-class safari destination. Receive a captivating talk from African Parks about the organisation’s impact on Liwonde. Learn about the famous movement of 500 elephants to a new home in Malawi; one of the most significant translocations in human history. As well as traditional 4×4 game drives, take to the water on a boat safari for a memorable opportunity to be close to hippos, crocodiles and wonderful birdlife. Accompanied by a professional guide, swap the engine rumble for a more peaceful safari experience as you explore the park on foot. Become increasingly educated as you appreciate the smaller flora and fauna that make up this diverse ecosystem.