Malawi Bush and Beach – Budget Friendly




7 days

Price Category


This adventurous bush and beach package combines an amazing safari experience in Liwonde National Park with some relaxation at the breathtaking Lake Malawi village of Cape Maclear.

Make sure you remember your camera for Liwonde National Park as this national park hosts the Big 5! The bustling lakeshore community of Cape Maclear is an ideal base to relax by the swimming pool after safari and enjoy a night on the uninhabited Domwe Island at the eco-camp. This budget-friendly holiday will have you enjoying the best of both worlds - game drives and boat safaris in the bush before heading to the beach for some snorkelling, swimming, hiking, kayaking or maybe even scuba diving.


  • 4 nights Full Board
  • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast
  • Private road transfers
  • Island boat transfers
  • Lake Malawi national park fees for Domwe Island
  • Drinks (unless stated), Tips & Items of a personal nature
  • Liwonde National Park fees

Tour Plan

Day One to Four - Liwonde National Park

You’ll have an early departure today as we embark on a 4 hour journey to Liwonde National Park from Lilongwe. This trip can also start in Blantyre where the first leg of the journey will be 2.5 hours. You’ll arrive in time for lunch before your first afternoon game activity.

Accommodation for the first three nights will be at Kutchire Lodge in an ensuite room on a full board basis.

With ensuite chalets, unique rustic tree houses and a fantastic swimming pool this Malawian owned and run safari lodge offers accommodation, all meals and game viewing activities. Both game drives and boat safaris are included - a total of six activities during your stay.

Day Four to Five - Domwe Island

After your final morning game activity and breakfast, you’ll start your 3 hour journey to Cape Maclear and the islands.

At 3pm you’ll be on the afternoon boat to Domwe Island camp - approx 45 minute boat journey through the beautiful Lake Malawi National Park. You’ll be staying for one night in a safari tent (shared bathrooms) on a full board basis with kayaking and snorkelling included.

Domwe camp offers basic safari tents, camping and a communal dining/hangout area all set on a beautiful boulder-strung small beach. This island offers a back-to-nature feel. It offers some challenging hikes up the hillside but with the most incredible views from the top making it worth the effort

Day Five to Seven - Cape Maclear

In the afternoon, you’ll depart Domwe Island for the trip back to the mainland where you’ll have two nights in Cape Maclear. Accommodation will be at Thumbi View Lodge, a sociable friendly lodge situated on the shores of Lake Malawi with a pool, bar and restaurant. You’ll be staying in an ensuite courtyard room on a bed and breakfast rate.

This is a bustling lakeshore community with souvenir street stalls and a beachfront full of activities. Be it poolside relaxing with a drink and a good book or for those feeling more active, kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, local boat trips with snorkelling and fish eagle feeding trips, Cape Maclear has something for everyone.

Day Seven - Lilongwe or Blantyre

Today we depart Cape Maclear for the 4 hour journey back to Lilongwe or Blantyre where your trip ends.

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