Activities

Make your holiday an experience to remember! 

There are several different activities in the area that offer you a chance to get to know Malawian landscape, people, and culture better. We recommend you participate in at least two of the following activities:   

Activities within Walking Distance

  • Visit help2kids aid projects with our staff and volunteers (Primary Schools, Medical Clinic, Pre-School).
  • Accompany our managers and employees doing their daily errands to markets, schools and appointments with local authorities.
  • Step directly outside the Guest House compound and enjoy beautiful Lake Malawi.
  • Sit on the beach and spend time with the people of Lifuwu or go for a swim and see what fishes you can spot.
  • Climb Lifuwu Mountain and get a 360 degree view of the area.
  • Wake up early to watch the sunrise and walk to the nearby river to try and spot the local hippos.
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    Activities within an hour by vehicle

    • Go Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Paddle Boating, or Jet Skiing at one of the nearby resorts in Senga Bay (1 hour by foot, 20 minutes by taxi for USD 30).
    • Additionally, enjoy the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and bars of the Senga Bay resorts.
    • Take a boat out to Lizard Island to see a variety of rock formations and many species of fish.
    • Stop by the craft market and check out all of the wooden goods made in Malawi.
    • Go to the town of Salima and explore the many shops.
    • Visit the crocodile farm nearby.
    • View Malawi's famous cichlids at the nearby tropical fish farm at Kambiri Point.
    • Take a day trip to Kuti Wildlife Reserve (http://www.kuti-malawi.org/).
    • See Chongoni Rock Art in Dedza (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).   
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    Further Adventures

    • The capital city, Lilongwe,  can be reached within  two hours by car.
    • Take a trip to Cape Maclear (by taxi to place of departure appr. 30 minutes and then by boat appr. 1 hour).
    • Visit the Marelli Island Archipelago (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the beautiful Blue Zebra Island Lodge.
    • Go on safari. Two of the best known safari parks in central Malawi are: Nkhotakota Wild Reserve and Kusungu National Park

    For more information on trips to Cape Maclear and safaris in both Malawi and Zambia please visit our partner tourist company’s webpage at: www.malawianstyle.com.


    About Safaris in Malawi

    The Malawian tourism guide about safaris in Malawi: "The big five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) can be seen in Malawi as well as a splendid range of antelope and the smaller cats such as caracel and serval. Hippos are to be found in large numbers, so much so that they are almost symbolic of Malawi’s wildlife. A safari in Malawi is about memorable experiences, not tick lists, plenty of game in beautiful surroundings but no convoys of vehicles characteristic of some African game parks. Visitors are relatively few in number, giving everyone the opportunity to experience all types of safari: in a 4x4, by boat, on horseback or on foot, in peaceful privacy.

    Malawi is truly an ornithologist’s paradise. Few countries in the whole of Africa can rival Malawi’s range of bird species coupled with the relative ease of birdwatching. Around 650 species have been identified with over ten per cent not being seen in other parts of southern Africa. Best known is the fish eagle to be seen at the Lake and along the River Shire but, as with the Lake’s fish, the range of species is breathtaking.

    The variety of fish, over 600 species, to be seen in the Lake Malawi National Park is unequalled anywhere else in the world."

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    Send us a message to info@friendlygecko.com if you have any questions or wish to ask about any of the options listed above. 

     

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