Matchona _LL00115

    Scheduled Departure: 2 August 2015

    Return: 12 August 2015

    ZAR 38,350.00 per person Sharing - Discounts available for bookings of 5 or more people 

    2 August              

    Depart Johannesburg for Blantyre. Meet and greet at Chileka International Airport, Overnight Grace Bandawe. Grace Bandawe is located opposite one of a number of historical buildings of interest in Blantyre. Perhaps the most impressive is St Michael and All Angels church, built by men with no training in architecture, construction or even brick-making.

    (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

    3 August              

    After breakfast, drive to Chiradzulu district providence industrial mission, the home of John Chilembwe, a great hero & martyr of Malawi who led the uprising against colonialism and lost his life in the process. Go on a tour around the mission full of history and get to see John Chilembwe memorial pillar. After Lunch have a city tour of Blantyre, the regional capital and the country’s commercial heart. Visit the original town hall (Old Boma) and Mandala House, built in 1882 as the headquarters of the African Lakes Company. It was Malawi's first two-storey building and is believed now to be the country's oldest house. Mandala House is host to the 'The Society of Malawi' which protects and nourishes a true treasure trove of the country's history. With thousands of books and resources safely stored away, it provides an opportunity to find out a bit more about Malawi that perhaps many tourists don't ever discover. Overnight Grace Bandawe.

    (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

    4 August             

    Have an early breakfast and depart for Zomba, Malawi’s first capital in colonial times which legacy remains today. Visit the gymkhana club, war memorials and colonial buildings around the city. Picnic Lunch is enjoyed enroute and a visit to a postal services museum near Zomba, Overnight Kuchawe.

    Sunbird Ku Chawe boasts one of  the most amazing sites of any hotel in Africa. Set on the very edge of the great Zomba Plateau, a table-top mountain of 6000 ft. /2000m rising above the old capital of Malawi, Zomba town, it has its own micro-climate and a huge bio-diversity. Ku Chawe is imaginatively designed, built with handmade bricks incorporating fine arches throughout the public areas. Neat gardens spill down the mountain side. There’s an impressive restaurant, a bar and a terrace with stunning views. Guests can fish for trout in the nearby dam, go horse riding or tour the forested wilderness which is part of the extraordinary beauty of the plateau.

    (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

    5 August              

    After breakfast drive up Zomba plateau, Visit the Queens and Emperor’s views, great place to witness a modern-day African market. After the visits drives to Mangochi, a district that harbours some important history for the nation and the Yao people resident in this region dating back to the pre-colonial era. The name Mangochi was derived from a nearby mountain. Some Yao chiefs explain that the name Mangochi means Mgoji, a rope, and signifies the place where Yao immigrants were bound together in a strong community. In October 1891, the colonial government established a fort known as Fort Johnston in the Mangochi area to protect British interests. Following this establishment Mangochi became a very significant place and was then popularly known as the Fort Johnston District. It was however changed back to Mangochi some years later after independence. Lunch is enjoyed enroute. Overnight Makokola Retreat.

    Makokola Retreat is set on an unspoilt palm fringed lakeshore, north of Mangochi. The harmonious combination of lush, immaculate gardens and 600 meters of wide natural sandy beach makes this resort a dream destination. The ideal place to relax and unwind, Club Mak (as it is popularly known) also has an unrivalled range of activities to offer its guests. The par 3, nine hole golf course is in a setting of baobab trees and natural streams. There are tennis courts, a floodlit bowling green, and an Olympic-sized beach pool with its own bar. On the Lake, there’s every sort of water sport imaginable from sailing to water skiing and sunset cruises around Bird Island. Club Makokola has now also opened its own Lake Spa.             

    (Full board)

    6 August              

    Morning Boat ride to Bird Island southern part of Lake Malawi’s National Park and part of the World Heritage Site host to the biggest breading colony of White Breasted Cormorants in Southern Africa. After Lunch, visit Lake Museum in Mangochi and Makawa fishing village. Overnight Makokola Retreat

    (Full board)

    7 August              

    Have breakfast and depart for Mua Mission, the site of the KuNgoni Centre of Culture & Art, established in 1976 by a Canadian missionary Fr. Claude Boucher Chisale. Fr. Boucher has dedicated his life to researching, recording and preserving Malawian culture. The Centre has grown from an art co-operative to a vibrant cultural centre. It provides insights into the history and culture of Malawi through the Chamare Museum, the Carving Centre and the new Research Centre/Library. The museum describes the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao cultures, their rites of passage, their interaction with one another and their encounters with Islam and Christianity. It also holds a unique display of Gule Wamkulu (Nyau) masks, texts and images. Mua works to preserve the local cultures and has the country’s best cultural museum. It is presently home to a thriving community, including an arts and crafts centre whose students create Malawi’s finest wood carvings and who go on to make a living from their own handiwork throughout Malawi. The standards are superb and the prices very reasonable. Overnight Mua Mission .  

    Ku Ngoni Chalets are situated on the hillside overlooking the stream, set in lush gardens. Each chalet is en suite, has a small veranda and is decorated in a rich African theme. The centrally local restaurant and patio dining areas offer guests the opportunity to mingle or sit on their own and appreciate the relaxed ambience  of the area. Meals are simple but wholesome and there is a limited selection of varied dishes to choose from.

    (Bed & Breakfast)

    8 August              

    After breakfast participate/patronise the KuNgoni open day, an annual  cultural festival in memory of Father Jean-Baptise Champ Martin to whom the museum at Mua is dedicated. This cultural festival brings drummers, singers and dancers from surrounding villages displaying knowledge and dancing skills of the Chewa, Yao, and Ngoni people. Overnight Mua Mission

    (Bed & Breakfast)

    9 August              

    After an early breakfast, depart for Mzimba -the northern side of Malawi, Drive through Nkhotakota-A district rich in history, brief stopover in some places and pass through Kasungu, Lunch is enjoyed enroute. Overnight Mame Tourist Lodge.

    (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

    10 August            

    Visit Hora Mountain - attend Umthetho which means "Custom" or "Governance”, a celebration of the Ngoni of Mzimba. It promotes good traditional governance, heritage and traditions. Overnight Mame Tourist Lodge,

    (Bed & Breakfast)

    11 August            

    Soon after breakfast, depart for Lilongwe, Central region - the capital city of Malawi, Picnic Lunch is enjoyed enroute. Overnight  Sogecoa Golden Peacork. Free evening to have dinner at any preferred restaurant under your guide’s advice.

    (Bed & Breakfast)

    12 August            

    Transfer to the Kamuzu International Airport for your return Journey.

    Validity and Terms and Conditions:

    Prices are valid for specified dates only and are per adult sharing.

    Single supplement – ZAR3 850.00

    Single prices are for accommodation single occupancy only. All activities are group activities. 

    Prices are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change prices if necessary.

    Africanamigo General Terms and Conditions apply.

     Included in the price:

    ·         Return flights including taxes ex Johannesburg*

    ·         Accommodation as per above schedule

    ·         Meals as indicated

    ·         Activities as indicated

    ·         Guide with vehicle, fuel & taxes.

           *Airfares & taxes may change due to availability in the quoted class and                        currency fluctuation at the time of booking.


    ·         Insurance and Visa if required 

    ·         All drinks and meals not specified

    ·         Activities not indicated above

    ·         Gratuities and all expenses of a personal nature

    Payment & Cancellation Conditions


    ·         40% deposit is required to confirm a booking.

    ·         Full payment due by 10 July 2015


    • 20 % of full price non-refundable.
    • 25 % of full price for cancellation  between 35 and 25 days prior to departure.
    • 40 % of full price for cancellation between  25 and 10 days prior to departure
    • 100 % of full price for cancellation less than 10 days prior to departure 

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              Phone: 084 217 4944/ 083 397 0814 

    *Contact us for our referral incentive on this package