Flying in Malawi

Two new initiatives in Malawi this month are making flying around the country much easier, and much cheaper.

Wilderness Safaris Malawi have now teamed up with a local Malawi flight provider, an experienced operator with over 20 years in aviation in Africa, to offer their guests direct access to the best rates for fly-in safaris and charters in Malawi and its neighbouring countries.

Wilderness has worked with the operator for a number of years but has now taken on all administration, bookings and reservations for the aircraft. With this move, comes a greater ability for Wilderness to package its own lodges with flights at a lower price – particularly the more remote Chelinda Lodge in Nyika National Park. With the responsibility of aircraft to keep busy, Wilderness will also now be offering charters to other destinations.

Meanwhile the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has opened a new airstrip enabling visitors to access the area more easily as well as providing the opportunity to experience the most brilliant panoramic views of Malawi.

The new strip is great news for Malawi as a country and was officially opened last month. It now offers a faster route to Tongole Lodge and surrounding area.

The new airstrip in the reserve lies only 2 km from the Tongole Lodge. The journey only takes 30 minutes by aircraft, which will be a big relief compared to the time it takes to travel by road.

Guests will also have options to connect to or from Likoma Island, Chelinda in the Nyika National Park in Northern Malawi and even to Mfuwe in South Lwanga in Zambia.