Group Mulanje Mountain Adventure

WH
Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd
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4 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 6
Group Mulanje Mountain Adventure
Mulanje

Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd
  • Email address verified
4 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 6

About this trip

5 days in Mulanje - 4 days and 3 nights hiking the mountain - Your first and last night in Mulanje will be spent at The Hikers Nest and your host is Ruth.  

 

You will have an on the ground organizer, he will come to The Hikers Nest on the 20th June 2023 to meet you and confirm departure time and introduce you to your guide.


Dates can be flexible and discussed with Kay and the rest of the group


Hiking team - 1 guide, 3 porters, 1 chef





What’s included

  • Days 1&5 Accommodation
    Hiker's Nest
  • Days 2,3&4 Accommodation
    Mountain Huts
  • On the ground handler
    This person will meet you at Hikers nest on arrival day and introduce you to your guide and arrange starting time for hike
  • Local guide
    This is your guide, he will lead your hike up and down the mountain. He reserves the right to make the last call on any decisions concerning hiking saftey
  • Porters
    Porters will carry, your overnight items, food & sleeping bags. They can only carry 15kg per porter, if your pack weighs more we would have to add a porter at an extra cost. (please pack light)
  • Mountain fees
    This is your entry fee's for forestry department
  • Vegetarian Food
    Day 1 of Hike - Lunch & dinner. Day 2 of Hike - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Day 3 of Hike - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Day 4 of Hike - Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Kitchen Equipment
    Plates, cups, Utensils, pots & pans

What’s not included

  • Transfers
    Transportation to and from Mulanje
  • Food
    Food at Hikers Nest on day 1 and day 5
  • Snacks
    Hiking snacks - please bring some with you for each day of hiking especially the peak. (granola bars, fruit, sweets, hard candy or chocolate)
  • First aid Kit
    Add the following to your first aid kit, if it does not already have it. Rehydration salts, pain relief tablets, plasters, bandages, antiseptic
  • Head Torches
    Please bring your own head torch - you will need it for sunrise at the peak hike
  • Tips
    It is customary to tip the hut man at each hut(he keeps the huts clean & operational, your local guide & porter at the end of the hike. (It does not need to be a huge amount, just a little thank you)
  • Backpacks
    3 Large Backpacks to carry your overnight items(these are split among the group), sleeping bags & food. If you do not have one, let Kay know so she can arrange some for you to hire
  • Sleeping bag liner
    If you have a sleeping bag liner, bring it with you to use in your hired sleeping bag or if you have your own sleeping bag let Kay know
  • Re-usable water bottle
    1 ltr re-useable water bottle

Available Packages

Trip Price
$146

Itinerary

Day 1
First night at The Hikers Nest

Your first night will be spent in an En-suite room at The Hikers Nest in Mulanje. A small lodge run by the lovely Ruth. 


You will be booked under accommodation only. 


The lodge makes simple meals and you can order dinner on arrival or bring something with you(Mulanje pizza is a spot you can get a takeaway from). You will also need to bring something for breakfast, as you will depart before the restaurant opens. (Granola breakfast bars or fruit are always good)


Hikers nest is situated a few meters away from the beginning of the hiking trail. So it is the perfect place to stay the night.


Your Organizer


WH
Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd
4 reviews
My name is Kay de Silva and I am the founder of Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd. I am Malawian and was born and brought up just outside Blantyre. I have been working in the hospitality industry for over 18 years. At some stage during these years, I started to feel the need for a more adventurous lifestyle, and the journey of a small and ever changing tourism company, Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd began. Under this umbrella we have a tour operator - Warm Heart Adventures and The Warm Heart Adventure Lodge, in Cape Maclear ​

Reviews

June 2024: Arrived from Liwonde safari lodge ( excellent by the way..), two families with 4 x kids ( 11-15). First impression - paradise spot. . Stilted chalets 2 metres off the high water mark. on the lake. Idyllic panorama views of the lake accompanied by Fish eagles, kingfishers and the ubiquitous Hammerkops. Kids (4) tumbled into a well equipped dorm with kitchen. Secure car park. Hired kayaks to view the myriad of colourful fish off the nearby island. About 20 minutes paddle. Warm water and a maelstrom of colour. A few of us kayaked around the small island ( about an hour with frequent stops for bird life). Pristine virgin island flora and fauna - beautiful. Secure car parking. The lodge has no restaurant but that easily fixed by heading 100m up the road to one of the many local restaurants. Touts are present and active. Be discerning. The Cape Mac is a tourist cul-de-sac. Touts will quote exorbitant prices for mediocre services. Your choice. Overall - excellent. Just go … After we headed to the Ilala ferry via Monkey bay and headed North . Gareth Lowndes family
By Gareth L for Your stay at The Warm Heart Adventure Lodge on Jun 24, 2024
Dear Gareth, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you and your families had such a wonderful time during your stay. It sounds like you truly embraced the beauty and adventure that our location has to offer. We're glad the beach front chalets and the lake views made a positive impression and that the kids enjoyed the cottage. It's great to know you enjoyed and took advantage of the kayaks and explored the vibrant underwater world and the island’s pristine flora and fauna. The birdlife here is indeed a spectacular sight, and we’re happy you had the opportunity to witness it. We appreciate your understanding regarding the absence of a restaurant on-site and took it as an opportunity to explore Chembe Village and its nearby local restaurants. Thank you again for your kind words and detailed review. We hope to welcome you back in the future for another unforgettable experience! Warm regards, Kay and The Warm Heart Team
By Warm Heart Adventures, Ltd on Jun 24, 2024
WH
Absolute waters edge, beautiful and uncomplicated chalets, mosquito nets and comfortable beds, veranda with hammock and unparalleled views. Good breakfast tray. Kayak and snorkling kit for hire. No pool and we avoided swimming directly from the beach because of the risk of schistosomiasis, but the lodge offers treatment for those who do, at end of stay, for next to nothing. Hiccups pub is directly across the road behind the lodge, with a pool, that is really accessed, whilst having a beer, as an alternative to the lake.
By Andrew K for Andrew and Ross Lake Adventure on Oct 02, 2023
We had a brilliant time hiking to Mulanje Massif's highest peak Sapitwa. It was far beyond anything either of us had ever hiked previously and our excellent team made it easy and enjoyable. We had a very experienced guide and felt safe throughout. I loved staying at the remote huts on the mountain and we were provided with more food than we could eat, along with a fire to relax by in the evenings. The water on the mountain is crystal clear and delicious - you can refill your bottle at streams and rivers. We were treated to a swim in a waterfall pool on the way down which I would highly recommend. Following our last day of hiking, we relaxed with a beer in the Africa Wild Truck lodge, which is a very peaceful and relaxing location. Our final day included a tea tasting in the beautiful Thyolo region. A shout out to Kay De Silva from Warm Heart who organised the trip with very little notice, and provided much needed advice, and to Anastasia who assisted with any queries!
By Sinead B for Sinead & Conner's Mulanje Hike on Sep 12, 2023
Kay put a brilliant week together for us. Beach/lake, safari, hikes and some great sights and experiences. We really got to experience the best of Southern Malawi and make some wonderful memories. Transfers worked smoothly and accommodation relaxing with amazing views to wake up to. Would love to return.
By Ian H for Ian & Jordan's Malawian Adventure on Sep 04, 2023