Birding and Enjoying Wildlife in
Malawi and Zambia

Trip Description

Southern Malawi Birding:  Malawi is an attractive country of plateaus, rolling plains, lakes, mountains, forests and vast Miombo woodlands.  It is fast becoming recognized as one of Africa’s essential birding destinations. Our Southern Malawi Birding tour, combined with our Nyika Extension, has been specially designed to target the many near-endemic birds found in the vast broad-leaved woodlands of Dzalanyama and on the high mountain plateaus of Nyika and Viphya in the north of the country. Whether birding the broad-leaved Brachystegia or montane forests, a feature of this region is the multi-species feeding flocks that create a riot of activity. Many of the lodges we use on this trip are surprisingly luxurious. Birders will also realize how rewarding and diverse Malawi's birding and game viewing is.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lilongwe, and bird through the Brachystegia woodlands to the Dzalanyama Forest Reserve.

Days 2 & 3: Dzalanyama Forest Reserve

Day 4: Dzalanyama Forest Reserve to Zomba Plateau

Day 5: Zomba Plateau to Thyolo Mountain

Day 6: Thyolo Mountain to Mulanje Mountain

Day 7: Mulanje Mountain Area

Day 8: Mulanje Mountain to Liwonde National Park

Days 9 & 10: Liwonde National Park

Day 11: Liwonde National Park to Lilongwe

Day 12: Lilongwe and Departures to Home or Extend

More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

View our detailed Ghana itinerary below.

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

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Telephone: 720-320-1974



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Partnership For International Birding


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Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


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