DAY 1: ASCEND TO CHISEPO BASE CAMP
Ascend directly to base camp at Chisepo via the fairly shaded Sky line path and Chambe Basin. Proceed past the knife edge watershed that is the source of Likhubula River arriving at the overnight forest hut mid afternoon having enjoyed picnic lunch en-route. Though long and demanding, the route offers numerous refreshing viewpoints especially that of Thuchila Valley and underlying plains.
Overnight at Chisepo Forest Hut.
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
DAY 2: ASCEND TO SAPITWA PEAK
After an early breakfast, ascend Sapitwa summiting the highest point in Southern tropical Africa by mid-morning. On a clear day views extend up to Zomba Plateau and Lake Chilwa to the North and North West. Return to hut for a hefty brunch. Afternoon, proceed on undulating terrain to Thuchila plateau. Sun set at Elephant Head View point is a must.
Overnight at Thuchila Forest Hut.
Hiking Time: 9 hours
DAY 3: DESCEND TO TENYADE ESTATE
Descend to pick up point at Tinyade Estate via the gentle and well shaded Likulezi path.
Transfer by vehicle to Likhubula Forest Lodge.
Hiking Time: 5 hours