Day 1: Upon arrival in Blantyre, you will be met and transferred to Likhubula Forest Lodge near Mulanje where you will be staying overnight. After settling into your room, meet for an initial 3D orientation at forest office. In the afternoon you can take a walk and visit nearby pools and waterfalls. Returning to the lodge at sunset, tea or coffee with biscuits and a fruit bowl will be served. At 18:20 a detailed briefing will be held followed by an early dinner. After dinner make final preparations for the hike.
Day 2: Check out of your hotel and transfer to Fort Lister for the start of your hike. Day one takes you through the tea plantations of the lower slopes, ascending up to Sombani Forest Hut where you will be staying overnight. Leaving your packs at the hut take a short walk on to Leopard Rock, returning just before sunset. Approximate walking time for the day is 6 hours.
Day 3: After an early breakfast depart from Sombani. Passing Chinzama Forest Hut where you stop for lunch, continue on to Thuchira Forest Hut. The trail takes you across the undulating plateau of Thuchira in view of spectacular peaks. Enjoy a spectacular sunset at Elephant head view - point. Return to Thuchira Forest Hut where you will be staying overnight. There’s an option to go on a night walk after dinner to see nocturnal animals. The day’s walk takes approximately 7 hours.
Day 4: An early start, walk up to Chisepho Shelter and prepare an overnight camp. From there start climbing up the peak of Sapitwa arriving at the top by midday. After lunch descend back down to Chisepho. Total hiking time is approximately 7 hours.
Day 5: Up at dawn, have an early cup of tea or coffee before leaving Chisepho. Descend via Chambe Forest Hut along the Chapaluka path to Likhubula Forest Lodge. The day’s walks is approximately 6 hours. A delicious lunch awaits at the lodge, after which you can relax and have a well deserved rest. Alternatively you can visit the craft vendors or the nearby local market. Over night Likhubula Forest Lodge.
Day 6: After breakfast check out of the lodge and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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