Day Trip

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 ParkEntrance Fee International Visitors USD10 International...

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
12:00 Lunch Time
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

Time: 1 hour 30 minute Drive

9:30   Arrive at Lengwe National Park

International Visitors USD10
International Residents USD7
Malawians USD1
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.

Animals

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.

Birds

Banded Snake-Eagle
African Fish-Eagle
Marabou Stork
Crowned Hornbill
Bohm’s Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
African Goshawk

16:00   Back to Blantyre

1 hour 30 minute Drive to Blantyre