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Itinerary: Malawi - Dzalanyama Birdwatching Safari

Malawi - Dzalanyama Birdwatching Safari

2 night / 3 day excursion into the Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. Birdwatching Special - over 300 species recorded in this renowned Miombo Forest. Guaranteed departure any day for minimum of 2 persons

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Malawi - Dzalanyama Birdwatching Safari

Day 1: -
Depart Lilongwe mid morning and drive to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve only 1 & 1/2 hrs drive. Check into your rooms/chalets then tea and coffee is served before going on our first walk. Return for Lunch then an afternoon walk in and around the surrounding Brachystegia Forest and nearby stream, a cycle ride, a visit to the local community school project that the lodge supports or a swim in the stream in front of the house. Evening dinner. Overnight Dzalanyama Forest Lodge.

Day 2: -
Morning walks, return for Lunch then an afternoon drive to the waterfalls, returning to the lodge as it gets dark . Overnight Dzalanyama Forest Lodge all meals included.

Day 3: -
Have a full breakfast, Morning at leisure or another walk to a different area, enjoy a delicious brush after which we return to Lilongwe in time for your onward journey or connection.

Price Includes: -
Transport Lilongwe return, accommodation per person sharing, all food, walks and drives.

Price Excludes: -
International flights, Alcoholic and bottled drinks, local gratuities

Birds: -
There are over 300 bird species within the Dzalanyama reserve - some interesting species include: white tailed blue flycatcher, african citril, hilderbrandts francolin, bar tailed trogon, miombo pied barbet, wood pipit, stielings woodpecker, central bearded scrub robin, eastern double collard sunbird and stripe breasted canary.

The Reserve -
Dzalanyama is a range of steep sided hills NW - SE direction for 70 km forming a border that runs along the watershed between Malawi and Mozambique. From 1911 it had been part of the Central Angoni Highlands Game Reserve. However, hunting pressure on the Southern side of the reserve [Mozambique] displaced the animals. It was gazetted as a forest reserve in 1922 and in 1930 the area was officially forested. Brachystegias are by far the most dominant kinds of trees with 3 dominant species sometimes entirely covering large areas. Other species found are Msuku (Uapaca) and clumps of Nyowe (Eugenia Cordata). At the highest points and fringing the higher streams there are patches of montane evergreen woodland. In 1977 Pine and Eucalyptus trees were introduced. The reserve is currently 989.35 sq. km's with an altitude of 1100m to 1650m ASL. It is 60 km from Lilongwe

Dzalanyama Forest Lodge
is set overlooking the Makata Stream amongst the Brachystegia trees, which attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies. It is the ideal retreat from which to enjoy bird watching, hiking and to simply enjoy the solitude of the surrounding forest. Hyena, leopard and recently a small group of sable antelope have been sighted along with the regular sightings of baboon and duiker.

Guaranteed departure any day for minimum of 2 persons

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