Day Trip to Lengwe National Park
Where to Go
Lengwe National Park is located in the Chikwawa district, 80 km from Blantyre.
It is a great place to spend a day relaxing, watching animals and birds, eating delicious food in the restaurant and swimming in the pool.
During the dry season, game viewing can be enjoyed as many animals come to the man-made waterholes.
Lengwe National Park is one of the few parks in Malawi where you can see the Nyala.
The park is also home to over 300 species of birds, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Lengwe National Park
Lengwe National Park Itinerary
|8:00||Departure from Blantyre to Lengwe National Park|
|9:30||Arrive at Lengwe National Park|
|9:40||Explore the Park|
|14:00||Relax or Enjoy Swimming or Birdwatching|
|16:00||Back to Blantyre|
|17:30||Arrive at Blantyre|
8:00 Departure from Blantyre to Lengwe National Park
9:30 Arrive at Lengwe National Park
|Accompanied Children under 12||Free|
|Private Vehicles||USD3 to USD15 (depending on weight)|
9:40 Explore the Park
Game drives in private vehicles are popular during the dry season as the roads in the park are well maintained.
As there are no large predators in the park, it is also possible to enjoy a game walk with a guide.
12:00 Lunch Time
Enjoy lunch in the restaurant.
Burgers and steaks are popular, but you can also enjoy a braai if you book in advance for four or more people.
13:30 Relax or Enjoy Swimming or Birdwatching
Lengwe National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, most of which are endemic, but some migratory birds can be seen.
Bird species include the Yellow-Billed Hornbill with its large yellow bill, Brown Snake Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Bohm bee-eater, Woolly-necked Stork, Rudd’s Apalis, Green-backed Woodpecker and Mouse-coloured Sunbird, and many others.