2 Days Safari Liwonde National Park
Embarking on a Two-Day Safari in Liwonde National Park
The 2-day safari in Liwonde National Park offers an incredible opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Malawi. Located at the southern end of Lake Malawi, 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 on 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, making 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 provides comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. With its abundance of wildlife, scenic landscapes, and professional guides, a safari in Liwonde National Park is sure to be a memorable and enriching experience.
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 the park gates, 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 park staff and, after a swift check-in process, we are whisked away to our accommodations, which range from luxury lodges to eco-friendly tented camps, all designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment.
Afternoon – The River Safari in Liwonde National Park
After settling in and enjoying a light lunch, it’s time for the first foray 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 we 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 our safari adventure.
Evening – The Night Game Drive
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. Our guide skillfully navigates the trails as we seek out the elusive creatures of the night. There’s a sense of awe as we observe a leopard silently stalking its prey or a pair of eyes glowing in the darkness, belonging to a bushbaby or perhaps a civet.
After an evening filled with excitement and discovery, we retire to our lodgings, the day’s sights and sounds still vivid in our minds, as we drift off to sleep under the star-studded African sky.
Day 2: Game Drive & Departure
This is the final final day of your 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. In the mid-day return to the Lodge for hot lunch and after that departs for the journey back to Blantyre or Lilongwe.
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
Pre & Post accommodation in Lilongwe
Night game drive (Extra charges applied)
Any expenses of the personal nature
Drinks and beverages
Flying Doctor services