2 Days Safari Liwonde National Park

Liwonde Safari Adventure

Are you looking for a weekend gateway while in Malawi? A 2 day safari to Liwonde national park offered by Us is the right answer for you.

The 2-day safari in Liwonde National Park offers an incredible opportunity to travelers, experts and the locals to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Malawi in a short time. It is indeed an ideal option for both people from Lilongwe the capital city and Blantyre the commercial city of Malawi. The 2 day Liwonde safari departs at 06:00 am from either of the two cities and it is available all year round.

Liwonde National Park – Where it is located

The 2 day Liwonde safari is offered in Liwonde national park which is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi which is about 4 to 5 driving hours from Lilongwe. The park is known for its diverse animal population, including elephants, hippos, and crocodiles, as well as a wide variety of bird species. The park also features picturesque landscapes, with grasslands, marshes, and the beautiful Shire River running through it.

What To Do in 2 days Liwonde Safari

During the Liwonde safari, visitors have the chance to go on game drives and boat safaris, providing ample opportunities to spot the park’s wildlife in their natural habitat. With experienced guides leading the way, visitors can learn about the animals and their behavior, all while taking in the stunning scenery. The park also offers opportunities for photography and bird watching, waking it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. 

Where to Stay During Liwonde Safari

In addition to the wildlife experiences, the 2-day safari in Liwonde National Park stay in Kutchire Lodge which provides comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. However there are other lodges available in Liwonde park which are of the same range to Kutchire and others more luxury. If you opt for luxury accommodation, please let us know so that we customize the tour accordingly to make your safari in Liwonde National Park a memorable and enriching experience.

Tour Price

Solo traveler: US $ 500

2  people: US $ 360 per person

3  people: US $ 330 per person

4 – 5 people: US $ 300 per person

6 + people: US $ 285 per person

Enquire Now

2 Days Safari in Liwonde National Park Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and the First Encounter

Morning – Safari in Liwonde National Park

The Safari in Liwonde National Park begins by departing from the nearby city of Blantyre or capital Lilongwe. The drive to the park is a scenic introduction to Malawi’s diverse landscapes. The excitement builds as we leave the bustle of Malawian life behind and draw closer to the sanctuary of wild Africa.

Upon arrival at Kutchire lodge which is located within the park, the transformation is palpable. The air is fresher, the sounds more natural, and the feeling of anticipation is undeniable. Safari-goers are greeted by the friendly lodge staff and, after a swift check-in process, you will  whisked away to your room which overlooking the tributary of Shire River. The lodge is well designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and fixed with all necessary amenities.


Afternoon – The River Safari in Liwonde National Park

After settling in and enjoying a light lunch, it’s time for the first foray of the 2 day liwonde safari into the wilderness. One of Liwonde’s unique features is the Shire River, a life-giving artery that flows along the park’s western boundary. A river safari in Liwonde national park offers a different perspective on the wildlife and is an absolute must-do.

As you glide along the calm waters, the riverbanks come alive. Hippos submerge with a splash, only to resurface with a telltale yawn, showcasing their cavernous mouths. Crocodiles bask in the sun, their prehistoric gaze surveying their domain. The water is also a haven for birdlife – African fish eagles soar above, while colorful kingfishers dart from branch to branch.

The serenity of the river is a stark contrast to the wild encounters it presents. Each twist and turn bring a new surprise, from elephants bathing in the shallows to a herd of waterbucks grazing peacefully. As the sun begins to dip towards the horizon, the sky turns a brilliant orange, casting a warm glow over the entire scene. It’s the perfect end to the first half of your 2 day Liwonde safari adventure.


Evening – The Night Game Drive (done on special request)

As darkness falls, the park transforms once again. Nighttime in Liwonde is a different world altogether, and a night game drive is an opportunity to see the nocturnal side of the bush come to life. Equipped with spotlights, we set out into the African night.

The sounds are more intense in the dark, from the chirping of crickets to the distant roar of a lion. Your guide will skillfully navigate the trails as you seek out the elusive creatures of the night. 

After an evening filled with excitement and discovery, your will retire to the lodge while the day’s sights and sounds still vivid in your minds, as you drift off to sleep under the star-studded African sky.

Day 2: Game Drive & Departure

This is the final final day of your 2 day safari in Liwonde national park and it the last chance witness the diversity of the park. Embark on a sunrise game drive on a 4WD open sided safari vehicle which will offer a panoramic view of the park. The early hours the temperature is low and most predators such as lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena are still active so if lucky you can spot some of them on a hunt. Your driver guide will take you through various areas of the park include the vast open plains and mopane woodlands of Liwonde. After 3 hours of exploring the park you will return to the Lodge for breakfast and depart for the journey back to Blantyre or Lilongwe.

End of the 2 day Safari in Liwonde National Park

Safari in liwonde National Park Cost Includes

Return Transfer from Lilongwe to Liwonde
Park entrance fee
Game drives, boat safari and walking safari
Full board accommodation in Liwonde
Service of the professional guide
Rangers fees

Safari Excludes

International Flight
Pre & Post accommodation in Lilongwe
Night game drive (Extra charges applied)
Any expenses of the personal nature
Drinks and beverages
Flying Doctor services