By Air: You'll need to get to Kamuzu international airport, Lilongwe. The favoured routes being via Lusaka, Nairobi, Addis or Johannesburg, Proflight flight (from Lusaka), Kenya Airways (from Nairobi), Ethiopean Airways (from Addis) and South African Airways (from Johannesburg). Once at Lilongwe, you'll need to clear customs (we can have someone meet you and guide you through if you would like) and then on to a light aircraft to bring you over to Likoma Island. It's about an hour's flight from Lilongwe to Likoma with beautiful scenery all the way.
For more information regarding flights and rates please get in touch and we can help to find the best option. Water transportation; how about jumping aboard a 1956 converted steamer, the Ilala. Once you arrive in Lilongwe we can arrange for a vehicle to take you down to Chipoka, or Nkhotakota.
From there the ferry can pick you up and bring you up to the Island. It's a 24 hour trip with a few stops on the way. It's how the locals get out to the island and is always an interesting experience. Be warned it is not the most reliable form of transport and it only visits the island once a week (departing Friday, arriving Saturday). To get from Ila Safari Lodge to Kaya Mawa, via Lusaka or Mfuwe (South Luangwa) will take around one day (1 drive, 2 short flights or 3 short flights). Please ask your travel agent or ground handler for advise. All transfers can be arranged by Green Safaris.
Swimming attire, Hat, Shorts, T-shirts, Light pair of trousers, Light jumper (if you come in the cooler season), Sandals/flip flops, Prescription drugs, Toiletries bag, At least two good books, Spare glasses/sunglasses/contact lenses, Sunscreen protection, After sun if you forget the sunscreen!
Please note that your weight allowance on the light aircraft is 15kg and soft bags must be used. It is always advisable to pack in your hand luggage a change of clothes and anything you may require on a daily basis whilst away, just in case your luggage is misplaced en- route. It is advisable to make sure that you have full travel insurance whilst travelling in Africa.