One of the most exhilarating group hikes in Africa. The Livingstonia Trail Hike is by far the most popular hiking trail on Malawi’s unique Nyika Plateau. Its route running from Chelinda in the heart of the plateau to the famous Livingstonia Mission on the Khondowe plateau on the eastern edge of the plateau overlooking Lake Malawi. The Livingstonia Trail hike is a two-night/three-day hike comprising approximately six hours walking per day.
Traverses the high plateau grasslands as far as the Phata Stream where camp is made on the first day.
The second day is a steep descent through the Mwenembwe Forest to the boundary of the Nyika National Park at Chakaka Village. On the third day and final day is along the steep sided North Rumphi valley, through Malawian villages where the people eke out an existence from the steep slopes. There is a final ascent to Livingstonia
Accommodation either at the Stone House (built in 1903 by Robert Laws, the founder of the mission) or at Lukwe Camp overlooking the Manchewe Falls, the highest waterfalls in Malawi.
A real ‘wild’ camping experience staying in spectacular campsite settings. Accommodation is in trails camps that are situated near rivers; each site has sturdy small tents, eco-friendly latrine services (long drops) and bucket showers provided with water heated over the fire. Drinking water is available throughout the trip from the mountain streams. Three wholesome meals per day are provided.
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