WELCOME TO THE MABUYA ADVENTURES TRAVEL AND BOOKINGS DESK
Hello and welcome,
We are pleased to introduce a range of services here at Mabuya Camp. Do you want to book a safari? Go Scuba diving? Hike Mount Mulanje? Or perhaps you’ve got an idea for something so crazy, that when you tell people about it their eyes pop out of their head and beer comes out of their nose?
Well, congratulations you’ve found your way to the right place! We work with Malawi’s best established safari operators and private suppliers to bring you the finest options at the best prices. We have extensive experience working with all age groups, from school kids to pensioners and pretty much everyone in between. Large group or individual? Doesn’t matter, we can cater for you!
What are you waiting for? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on +265(0)998418749
We listed below some of the exciting stuff you can do in Malawi and Zambia to whet your appetite.
DAY TRIPS FROM LILONGWE
If you’ve got a day or two to kill in Lilongwe why not speak to us about one of our short little trips around the surrounding area?
- Lilongwe City Tour
- Chongoni Rock Art World Heritage Site and Dedza Pottery
- Mua Mission Malawi Cultural Museum
- Senga Bay Beach Experience
- Kuti Game Reserve
- Dzalanyama Forest Reserve Birding Day
- Tobacco Auction Floors (Seasonal)
ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES
As well as all the fantastic game viewing available in Malawi and Zambia (see our list below) there are also lots of other superb activities available. Lake Malawi offers some of the best fresh water scuba diving in the world, from the clouds of colourful cichlids to large catfish and the aptly named dolphin fish. If that’s not enough it’s also one of the cheapest place to learn dive in the world!
There are also fantastic hikes around Malawi, ranging from the awe-inspiring Mulanje Massif to hikes through tropical waterfalls and highland plateaus. Malawi really is a hikers dream.
Feel like staying on the water? Why not take a kayak trip? Or stay on your own desert island perhaps? Why not feed the iconic fish eagle and a spot of cliff jumping? All this is easily accessible in what has been described as “Africa for beginners”.
How about a pick and mix? Speak to Matt (email@example.com) he’ll fit it all together for you!
NATIONAL PARKS AND GAME RESERVES
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK:
In our opinion one of the top three parks in Africa (we should know, we’ve been to a fair few!) and it’s just a short day’s drive from Lilongwe. Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog, Elephant, Thornicroft Giraffe, Buffalo, Hippo need we go on…. Experience the magic with one of our well established tour operators suited to your budget. We’ll find the best deal, with the best suited group of people for you.
LIVINGSTONE AND VICTORIA FALLS:
Adrenaline capital of Africa anyone? Would you like to add one of the worlds largest waterfalls? How about a sprinkle of fantastic wildlife? Available as a trip on its own or combine with South Luangwa for the holiday of a lifetime.
LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK:
Arguably the best National Park in Malawi, Liwonde is bordered by the meandering Shire (pronounced Shi-ree) River and is home to elephants, hippos, crocodiles and antelope, plus many other mammals. Dense swaying palm trees and tropical reed groves house a multitude of colourful birdlife, with over 400 recorded species and unique populations only found in this area – making Liwonde a must-visit for all bird enthusiasts. If you dream of gazing at a herd of elephant from the back of an open topped Land Rover or sipping a cold beer whilst the hippos bathe in the quiet waters of the Shire River, this is the place for you.
MAJETE GAME RESERVE:
This co-operatively run reserve lies west of Blantyre with the Shire River forming its eastern boundary. The park contains about four thousand animals, including elephant, rhino, buffalo, zebra, leopard, hippo, and many species of monkeys. Majete is very hot in the dry season, creating good possibilities to see the wildlife population interacting together at waterholes.
The Plateau lies in northern Malawi, it towers above Lake Malawi itself is at elevation of 475m, with the parks highest point at 2605m. Nyika is unlike any other national park in Africa as it’s renowned for its rolling highland hills – populated by elephant, zebra, various antelope and some of the best views in the country… if not the world!
In contrast to the Nyika Plateau much of Vwaza is located on low lying flat ground, surprisingly which centres on a marsh. The variation in animal numbers may vary from season to season as they cross the border with the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Typically the reserve has large herds of buffalo and elephants, and a large variety of antelope including roan, greater kudu, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, eland and impala. The reserve is best suited to those self-sufficient campers wanting to get away from it all. There are basic rooms on site with staff to do some cooking if required.
KUTI WILDLIFE RESERVE:
Just an hour from Lilongwe and half an hour from the shores of Lake Malawi lies a little known wildlife reserve called Kuti. This stunning bush retreat is home to all sorts of wildlife like zebra, impala, sable and giraffe. Explore by car, bike, on foot or even horseback – just make sure you’re at the deck overlooking the lagoon in time for the best sunset in Malawi.
NKHOTAKOTA GAME RESERVE:
Nkhotakota, to the east of the central region and near the Lake, is one of the two large game areas in the Central Region. Most of the reserve is miombo woodland with large patches of tall grasses and occasional areas of rainforest. This is a wonderful example of true wilderness which particularly attracts those who wish to enjoy a walking safari, fishing and climbing. The reserve is difficult to access because there are few roads or driveable tracks. The range of mammals is as good as anywhere in Malawi although the environment makes viewing difficult. Birdlife is prolific with giant kingfishers and palm nut vultures among the 130 recorded species.