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Scenic landscapes of Malawi’s southern highlights from mountain forestry, wildlife wilderness and crystal lakeside freshwaters. Explore the winding woodland trails of Zomba’s Plateau. Immerse in the dramatic wildlife contrasts of wet grassy marshlands Liwonde’s National Park, meander along the tranquil shire river into the Cape Maclear Nature reserve and discover the gateway to Lake Malawi’s Domwe Island for a refreshing visit on a pristine island. A cycling adventure combining adventure,  wildlife and lakeside views



  • Zomba Plateau
  • Malosa Forest Reserve
  • Liwonde N.P.
  • Mangochi
  • Southern Lake Malawi
  • Cape Macelar Nature Reserve
  • Lake Malawi National Park
  • Domwe Island

Self Guided Tour

Bring your bike with or rent one of ours and take the ultimate cycling adventure of self discovery while the rest is taken care of. 


Road Transfers
Boat Departures
Route Map & Information
Mountain Bike Hire (Optional
Park fees, taxes and levies. 

Fully Supported Tour

Upgrade and equip yourself with all the bush comforts of an experienced cycling guide and backup vehicle support.


Backup vehicle & trailer
Cycling guide
Equipment and gear
Mountain bike hire (Optional)
Route map & information
Park fees, taxes and levies


Day 1: Blantyre – Zomba Plateau

Travel by road from Blantyre Airport to the base of the Zomba Forest Plateau. Time permitting explore the wood plains winding trails , viewpoints, streams and waterfalls overlooking Zomba. Enjoy a nights rest and prepare for tomorrows cycle. Overnight at Pakachere Backpackers. A friendly meeting place of international and local creatives. 

Day 2: Zomba – Liwonde N.P (South)

Cycle north for 5 hours around the Zomba Plateau passing Malosa Mountain towards the south entrance of Liwonde National Park.  One of Malawi’s premier wildlife reserves. A wildlife oasis adjacent to the Shire river recently introduced with lions . A total cycling distance of  66.7km. Overnight at  Liwonde Safari Camp

Day 2: Liwonde N.P (South) – Liwonde N.P (North)

Cycle north for  3 hours and 47 minutes  along Liwonde N.P. across the Shire River to the banks of Mvuu camp. Ideally located in the northern region of Liwonde. Here guest can enjoy various activities from boating, walks , game drives and visits to a nearby village. Overnight at Mvuu Camp.  Total cycling distance of 50.1km


Day 3: Liwonde N.P (North) – Mangochi, South Lake Malawi

Cycle north for  6 hours up beside the beginning shoreline of southern lake Malawi  for scenic cycle along the lakeside. Make your way until reaching the  lakeside resort of Nkopola’s picturesque fishing village. Perched amongst tropical vegetation and beach views for a tranquil rest stop. Overnight Nkopola Lodge  Total cycling distance of  80.6km

Zomba Plateau Mulunguzi Dam Road- Cycle Malawi
Baobab Tree - Cycle Malawi - Liwonde Safari Camp - 7 Day Southern Adventurer Mtb Tour
Liwonde Sunset - Liwonde National Park
Southern Lake Malawi Nkopola Makokola

Day 5:  Mangochi –  Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi

Cycle north for 3 hours and 48 minutes on wards entering beside the lakeside channel through the jungular gateway of the Cape Maclear Nature Reserve. Continue until reaching Kayak Africa where you board a boat to Domwe island. Boat departs 10h30/15h00. Total cycling distance of 50.9km. Overnight: Domwe island.

Day 6: Domwe Island

Domwe island is an isolated offshore natural oasis of tropical vegetation and sandy clear blue waters. Enjoy water sports such as kayaking , snorkelling &  swimming. Explore the island and spend the day discovering this barefoot theme island hideaway. End the evening off to blissful sunset and a beach bbq. Overnight Domwe island.


Day 7: Domwe island – Blantyre

After breakfast prepare to catch you early  departure boat at 10h30 which will take you across the lake to anchor in Cape Maclear. From here you will be picked up and transferred to Blantyre to catch your flight at Chileka International Airport. END OF TOUR.

Cape Maclear Sunset Boat - 7 Day Southern Adventurer Mtb Tour - Cycle Malawi
Cape Maclear Nature Reserve - 7 Day Southern Adventurer - Cycle Malawi
Snorkelling in Lake Malawi - 7 Day Southern Adventurer - Cycle Malawi
7 Day Southern Adventurer Malawi - Cape Maclear - Cycle Malawi

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