Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, and More at Lake Malawi National Park


Pumulani Beach Lodge boasts a spectacular beachfront setting on the southern shores of Lake Malawi, a World Heritage Site. The crystal-clear lake, nearly 400 miles long and surrounded by towering green mountains, has one of the most diverse freshwater ecosystems in the world, with over 1,000 species of fish, many of them endemic. The snorkeling is wondrous, with an abundance of fish species and spectacular underwater rock formations, including swim-throughs. The lodge’s villas rest on a lush hillside along the picturesque western shores of the Nankumba Peninsula. As you look out over the calm waters of the lake from your private villa, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in Africa.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pumulani Beach Lodge, Malawi

From the Lower Zambezi, fly via Mfuwe to Lilongwe, Malawi, and on to Monkey Bay. Transfer to Pumulani Beach Lodge, set on the unspoiled western shore of Lake Malawi's Nankumba Peninsula. Surrounding the lodge is Lake Malawi National Park, where hundreds of species of fish, including rare and colorful cichlids, swim in the clear blue water (there are more fish species here than any other lake in the world). Overnight at Pumulani Beach Lodge...BLD

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Days 2-3
Pumulani Beach Lodge

Activities here include optional waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, birdwatching, and village visits, or you can simply relax on the sandy beach or at the stylish infinity pool. At sunset, scenic cruises are offered on the lodge’s traditional wooden dhow, a 40-foot sailing boat hand-built by local craftsmen. It’s the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Malawi, described by the explorer David Livingstone as “the lake of stars.” Overnights at Pumulani Beach Lodge...BLD each day

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Day 4

Fly from Monkey Bay to the Lilongwe airport for departure on homeward-bound flights...B


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1695  
Arrive: Mfuwe, Zambia
Depart: Lilongwe, Malawi
Lodging: 3 nights deluxe lodge
Meals: All meals included (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Snorkeling
Trip Level:

Optional snorkeling, kayaking, nature walks, diving

Visa Requirements

Visas are required for U.S. citizens visiting Zambia and Malawi.