You could be forgiven for overlooking this less visited African country, and you'd certainly be missing out on a real treat if you did. Most well know for 'the lake' the 500km long lake is the heart of the country and offers some of the most amazing experiences to be found anywhere. Whether it's kayaking along the stunning shore, diving or snorkelling the crystal clear water or just relaxing on the beaches, Lake Malawi is truly a memorable experience. Away from the lake, the Liwonde National Park is home to the 'big 5' - lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo. The dramatic mountain scenery around Nyika National Park offers some of the most enjoyable hiking routes in the whole of Africa.
Malawi has so much to offer anyone willing to take the plunge. Whether it's trekking in the highland wilderness, swimming in the warm blue waters of Lake Malawi, or just relaxing and soaking up the uniquely vibrant culture of this alluring country, you're sure to leave with a longing to return.
|Tour name||Tour type||Days||Start Date||Offer Price|
|East African Odyssey||Overland||21||30th of Dec 2019||
|East African Odyssey||Overland||21||23rd of Dec 2019||
|East African Odyssey||Overland||21||9th of Dec 2019||
|East African Odyssey||Overland||21||18th of Nov 2019||
|East African Odyssey||Overland||21||11th of Nov 2019||
ACCOMMODATED. This 3-week East African wildlife odyssey takes you from Victoria Falls to Nairobi taking n all the major sites en route, including South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar and the Serengeti
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Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
Trip booked through Groupon at a Great offer price - Encounters was nothing but professional from the start. I even purchased insurance - extra days and got the best flights from my local airport- Great experience
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