14 Nights in Malawi | Our Malawi Family Holiday
We’ve been talking on social media about the fact that we are heading to Malawi for Easter and some of you have been asking why Malawi, or maybe why a Malawi Family Holiday? What is there in Malawi, why have you chosen Malawi as your next adventure destination? Lot of questions as to why?
The answer put simply is why not! When you see what a Malawi Family Holiday has to offer why would you not head out there and explore.
or maybe even head off on their October Half Term adventure!
We fly with South African Airways through Johannesberg into Blanytre in Southern Malawi where our Malawi Family Holiday begins. We have chosen to spend 3 nights at our first hotel in order to allow the children some time to acclimatise and get over the long overnight flight.
So we head first to
Game Haven Lodge | Malawi Family Holiday (3 Nights)
Game Haven Lodge is a beautiful 500 acre game park and lodge, set in one of the last remaining indigenous forests and grasslands of the Shire Highlands of Southern Malawi approximately 20km from Blantyre on Chimwenya Game Park, Bvumbwe.
Zomba Forest Lodge | Malawi Family Holiday (2 Nights)
Zomba Forest Lodge is a cosy and intimate guest house nestled in 20 acres of mixed woodland. A perfect forest retreat where relaxation is guaranteed being completely off-grid and with no electricity, Zomba Forest Lodge is an ideal place to hide away, to take it slow, to sit back and relax, away from the pressures of ‘real life’!
Mvuu Camp | Malawi Family Holiday (2 Nights)
Mvuu camp is located in the heart of Liwonde National Park, one of Malawi’s premier wildlife destinations. The 580 sq km reserve supports a rich diversity of plants, wildlife and birdlife and is home to an abundance of elephant, hippo, sable antelope, crocodile, impala, zebra and reedbuck. There are also occasional sightings of serval, lion, leopard and black rhino in the park. There are land based and water based safari trips at sunrise and sunset.
We spent some time experiencing what African Parks have achieved in Rwanda so can’t wait to experience what they have achieved in Malawi too!
Pumulani | Malawi Family Holiday (1 Night)
Pumulani is situated on the west side of Nankumba Peninsula at the southern end of Lake Malawi – romantically called the “Lake of Stars”. Overlooking both the lake and exclusively nestled within the Lake Malawi National Park, Pumulani has total seclusion and privacy. With both a private beach and swimming pool on the upper terrace this is a perfect place simply to relax.
Makokola Retreat | Malawi Family Holiday (2 Nights)
Makokola Retreat is magnificently set on an unspoilt Palm Fringed Lakeshore North of Mangochi, The Makokola Retreat is a retreat for relaxation, unwinding and recuperation. It’s also close to a local village who have some fabulous literary schemes we can get involved in.
Domwe Island | Malawi Family Holiday (2 Nights)
Domwe Island is a pristine, uninhabited island, which is part of the Lake Malawi National Park – a World Heritage site. We will stay at the only camp on the island, which has minimal environmental impact – and maximum comfort for guests! We will stay in a fully-equipped walk-in tent on a deck under a thatched roof! We will also do some kayaking!
Chawani Bungalow | Malawi Family Holiday (2 Nights)
Chawani Bungalow is sited on the slopes of Thyolo Mountain, it’s a historic tea planter’s bungalow and is a relaxed, family friendly retreat surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest on Satemwa Estate. We will enjoy varied activities with lots of space to play.
After which we will head back to Blantyre for our long flight home via Johannesberg and back to the UK! What do you think??