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  MOUNTAINEERING/HIKING
The famous Mulanje Mountain is a world heritage site. It is the tallest Mountain(at 3002 metres above sea level) in Southern Africa. Mulanje Mountain, also known as the “mystery mountain”, has a rich diversity of nature. Enjoy the Mulanje Cedar, a tree species naturally growing on this mountain.

Experience the fan and adventure on the mountain. Options include 3 day, 4 day and 5 day hiking to the summit on Sapitwa or just enjoy the experience around the mountain and surrounding areas. Other mountaineering activities offered on Zomba, Dedza, Mangochi and Nkhoma mountains. Contact us for your choice of option and booking.
  CULTURAL TOURS
Take a break and step into the culture of Malawi. Visit cultural festivals and events, weddings in rural areas of the peoples of Malawi and surrounding countries and experience culture undisturbed. Sightsee nature and the ever smiling peoples of Malawi.
  SAILING ON LAKE MALAWI
The largest southern most fresh water lake in Africa, Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world. Experience the beauty, vastness and serene waters by kayaking and sailing.

Meditate on quiet islands on the lake or just sail around the islands. Meet and interact with local fishermen and enjoy the experience. Contact us for details.

LIST OF OTHER SERVICES
Scheduled Tours
14 Day Malawi Expedition.
Experience Malawi’s ever smiling people as you roll in the valleys and hills, rivers and numerous freshwater lakes across the country. Enjoy Malawi’s authentic cultural and historical heritage with this once in a lifetime experience. Sample Malawi’s unique aquatic life, game and rush forests.
5 Day Southern Malawi Expedition.
Explore the World famous Cape Mclear and Lake Malawi National Park, the first of its kind in the world. Explore the slave castles around the lake. Enjoy game viewing in Liwonde National Park. Head to Zomba colonial town and experience bird watching in and around Lake Chirwa. Enjoy hiking on Mulanje Mountain for those who feel fit or just enjoy trips around the world famous mountain. Participate in tea picking on the foot of Mulanje Mountain.
5 Day Northern Malawi expedition.
Enjoy the breath taking hills of northern Malawi, experience game viewing in Nyika National Park and rare bird watching in Vwaza Marsh before enjoying the golden sands of Lake Malawi.
4 Day South Luangwa, Zambia.
Enjoy natural woodland as you travel to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Experience one of the best game parks in Africa where all the BIG FIVE are naturally found.
5 Day Zambezi River Voyage in Central Mozambique.
The best River Safari as the Zambezi meanders towards the Indian Ocean. Experience the wonders of the Cabbora Bassa Dam and its architecture.
Design your own tour.
Our extensive experience, cultural and site knowledge, we allow our clients to suggest what they want to experience, we package it. Be it a 3hour city tour, game viewing or cultural or nature encounter, our trained and dedicated tour guides will make a tour to suit your budget.

Please Contact us for details.
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Mulanje Mountain
Mulanje Mountain - the mystery mountain of Southern Africa.
Rising above the plains in southern Malawi, Mulanje Mountain is the dream of any adventure seeker. The tallest mountain in Southern Africa and only third in Africa, it is the dream of all mountaineers. Still unexplored, Mulanje Mountain offers unique experience to climbers.

Mystery surrounds this giant; cooked food by spirits on the way to the mountain...dont eat, stories of climbers getting lost if they defy advice of local traditional leadership and many more! Come visit to establish the truth.

Our experienced and trained tour guides will take you on this amazing hiking adventure to the ‘Sapitwa’, the highest peak of the mountain.

Small Steps offer weekly departures on all Mulanje Mountain Routes to individuals, small and large groups.

Contact us for details.
info@smallstepsadventuretours.com

Trips

Mulanje Mountain trips and routes

Likhubula Route
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights (1Night at lodge)

A fine route crossing the heart of the Massif through mountain rain forest and open grassland with spectacular views of the main ridge of peaks and underlying valleys.

Day 1

Arrive at Likhubula; check in at Lodge, initial briefing and 4day orientation depending on the time of arrival. Take either a warm up hike to Dziwe Lankhalamba Rock Pools and Falls (2hrs) or visit nearby rock pools (10min) returning to lodge before sunset. Detailed briefing after dinner overnight at Likhubula Forest Lodge.

Day 2

Ascend via fairly shaded milky path to Lichenya arriving early afternoon. Visit near pools view point returning to the hut before sunset (HT 6hrs)

Day 3

via the knife edge water shed that overlooks the Likhubula and Thuchira river valleys and Chisepo Shelter where we break for lunch. View sunset from Elephant Head view point from where views stretch as far as Lake Malombe and Zomba Plateau. Overnight at Thuchira Forest Hut. (HT 8 hrs).

Proceed to Sombani Forest Hut breaking off at Chinzama for Lunch In the afternoon you may choose to visit nearby rock pools HT: 6hrs

Descend to pick up point at Fort Lister Gap. Transfer by vehicle to Likhubula Forest Lodge arriving not later than 1300hrs.Debrief at the lodge after shower and lunch, End of tour. HT: 5 hrs.


Thutchila Route
Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights (All on the mountain)

A fine route crossing the heart of the Massif through mountain rain forest and open grassland with spectacular views of the main ridge of peaks and underlying valleys.

Arrive at Thuchila Muli Brothers Estate not later than 1000hrs, meet up with guide, briefing and map orientation, and ascend to Chinzama Hut via jungle path that follows the fairly shaded and gradual path to the top of the plateau.

Arrive at overnight forest hut ideally situated at the foot of the peak mid afternoon. Overnight at Chinzama forest hut HT: 6 hrs Hike on to Thuchila Plateau skirting around the impressive peaks. The route is fairly gradual crossing open grass land strewn with bolder via the knife edge water shed that overlooks the Likhubula and Thuchila river valleys and Chisepo Shelter where we break for lunch. View the Sunset from Elephant Head View Point from where views stretch as far as Lake Malombe and Zomba Plateau. Overnight at Thuchila Forest Hut HT: 8 hrs

Proceed to Sombani Forest Hut breaking off at Chinzama for Lunch. In the afternoon you may choose to visit nearby rock pools HT: 6hrs Descend to pick up point at Fort Lister Gap. Transfer by vehicle to Likhubula Forest Lodge arriving not later than 1300hrs.Debrief

at the lodge after shower and lunch, End of tour. HT: 5 hrs.

Boma Route.
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights (All on the mountain)

A fine route crossing the heart of the Massif through mountain rain forest and open grassland with spectacular views of the Tea Plantations and nice view of the area.

Arrive at Mulanje Boma(Kara O’mula) not later than 1000hrs, meet up with guide, briefing and map orientation, and ascend to Boma Path that follows the fairly shaded and gradual path to the top of the plateau. Arrive at overnight forest hut ideally situated at the foot of the peak mid afternoon. Overnight at CCAP Hut HT: 4 hrs.

We hike on to Chilemba Peak skirting around the impressive peaks. The route is fairly gradual crossing open grass land strewn with bolder via the Lichenya Plateau that overlooks the Likhubula and Chambe Plateau where we break for lunch at the junction going to Chisepo Hut. We view Chambe Plateau where views stretch as far as Phalombe area and Misuku Hills. Overnight at Chisepo forest hut HT: 6 hrs

Proceed to Thuchila Forest Hut breaking off at Chinzama for lunch. In the afternoon you may choose to visit nearby rock pools HT: 6hrs

Descend to pick up point at Fort Lister Gap. Transfer by vehicle to Chitakale trading centre arriving not later than 1300hrs. Debrief at the lodge after shower and lunch, End of tour. HT: 5 hrs.

Several other tours are organized on request.
We also organize tea plantation and tea factory tours.


  SIGHTSEEING
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Take a break and step into the culture of Malawi. Visit cultural festivals and events,

  GAME VIEWING
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Malawi and the neighboring countries have rich wild life in the many game parks, reserves and nature sanctuaries.

  HIKING
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The famous Mulanje Mountain is a world heritage site. It is the tallest Mountain(at 3002 metres above sea level) in Southern Africa.

  EXCURSIONS
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We offer excursions to a number of destinations in and around the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre.

  CITY TOURS
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Take a break from your business engagement and experience life in city suburbs, markets and streets.

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