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Activities

Day Excursions

Zomba – 68 Km – 1 hour drive from Balntyre

Zomba was the capital of British Central Africa and then Nyasaland before the establishment of the Republic of Malawi in 1964.It has some interesting buildings and monuments. The Cobbe Barracks are home to what were the King’s African Rifles (now the Malawi Rifles) and a clock tower serves as their World War I memorial. The Gymkhana Club and old Residency of the first commissioner of Nyasaland are wonderful relics of the town’s colonial past. Zomba is also home to the University of Malawi, the old parliament buildings and one of the country’s State Houses. A small botanical garden and wonderfully sited golf course make the most of the lush low slopes of the plateau and also typical African produce Zomba market.

A days outing to Zomba is a must to those who love scenery and learning history of the country.

Mulanje & Thyolo – Blantyre to Thyolo 43. 6 Km 1 hr drive, Thyolo to Mulanje 44 Km 1 hr drive

The trip to Mulanje and Thyolo gives you an opportunity to relax as you see the beautiful scenery of the countryside on one hand and seemingly endless tea plantations on the other and on a luck day, witness the picking of tea as you drive.

The Mulanje Mountain, landscapes dominated by vibrant green tea estates which contrast with beautiful purple jacaranda trees. In the heart of this region is Malawi’s highest peak (the highest mountain in Central Africa – Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia), Mount Mulanje, which rises to over 3,000 metres. The foothills of the mountain are covered in estates, woodlands, rivers and waterfalls and form a beautiful area.

A days outing to Mount Mulanje and to any one of the tea plantations can be arranged where you may enjoy tasting different varieties of tea/flavors.

Majete Wildlife Reserve – 70 Km – 1 ½ hrs drive from Blantyre

Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi.

Majete Wildlife Reserve is situated in the lower Shire valley in the South West of Malawi,

The story of Majete Wildlife Reserve is perhaps the most interesting of all parks in Malawi. In the late 1990s most species of large game had been eradicated, mainly as result of poor law enforcement and an inability to deal with poaching. In 2003, however, a project spearheaded by the government, in liaison with local communities and a NGO took control of the situation and turned it around so that the rehabilitation of the park could go ahead. Today, as a result of infrastructure development including new fences, tracks and waterholes, nearly 3,000 animals of 13 species have been introduced including black rhino, elephants, Lichtenstein’s, hartebeest and eland.

Majete Wildlife Reserves is the only protected area in Malawi where the famous big five can be seen.

A days outing can be arranged by leaving Blatyre at 7.00 am and start the safari tour on high, open vehicle with assistance of a tour guide to spot the different animals that inhabit the park and learn about the diversity of habitats and species. After the safari tour you may join a boat ride on the Shire River, watch the game from the river and the beautiful Kapichira Falls

 

Tour package combining Serendib Suites and Blue Waters by Serendib

City n Beach Stay – 3 nights/4 Days

Serendib Suites/ Blue Waters (3 nights/4 days tour)

Day 1 – Pick up from Chileka airport. Half day Blantyre city tour,

check-in to Serendib Suites & Conference Centre

Day 2 – Leave Serendib Suites by 6.30 am to Liwonde National Park (188 Km 3 hrs drive) enjoy the game safari. Leave to Blue Water by Serendib at Salima after lunch.

Liwonde National Park – lies on the east bank of the Shire River in Southern Malawi. With scenic views and a hippo filled river running through it, the park is a true reflection of beautiful African bushland. The environment of the park is untouched and less travelled than most parks in Africa, thus enhancing its beauty and tranquility. Wildlife on view here include elephants, lion, leopard, warthog, greater kudu, vervet monkey and many other species. The black rhinohas been introduced to Liwonde and the population has now grown to 10 as a result of conservation project in partnership with the government. The park is also ideal for bird watchers, with nearly 300 species of birds.

Day 3 & Day 4 – Spend time at Blue Waters by Serendib on the shores of Lake Malawi and relax by the lake. Water sports are available from the hotel. Snorkeling is excellent on Lake Malawi. See the many varied colourful tropical fish species found in the Lake Malawi.

Below activities and excursions can be arranged.

Boat Trips

Mua Mission Tour

Curio & Fish Farm Tour

Fresh water snorkelling

Fishing village tour and view point

Kuti Community Game Ranch

Crocodile farm

Day 4 – Depart Blue Waters after lunch for Lilongwe Airport

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions.

City n Beach Tour – 4 nights/5 days

3 nights at the Blue Waters by Serendib at the Lake 1 night at Serendib Suites Hotel at Blantyre

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions