Malawi

Why Choose Malawi?

Malawi is a hidden gem. It is the unique combination of Landscape, Wildlife, Lake and the People which makes this one of Africa’s most diverse countries. Safe and friendly, Malawi offers visitors a fascinating variety of sights and experiences. Malawi is 'The Warm Heart of Africa', so named for its famously friendly, welcoming and smiling genuine people. Nowhere else in Africa can you enjoy so much diversity in one holiday; walking in vibrant green tea plantations, sleeping beside the palm-fringed Shire River in a small intimate tented camp, fishing on Lake Malawi or seeing big game on safari!

Isolated villages pepper the northern lakeshore and the beautiful Liwonde National Park rests at its southern tip. The diversity of landscapes, the huge lake and the national parks and reserves provide the foundation for the unrivalled choice of safaris, water sports and outdoor activities on offer.

Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, runs for 365 miles along most of Malawi’s eastern border separating the country from the wild and mountainous coast of Mozambique and Tanzania. The sparkling clear waters of Lake Malawi provide excellent opportunities for freshwater diving and snorkelling as well as fishing as the lake is home to over 600 different species of spectacular and colourful tropical freshwater fish! Beautiful lakeside beaches line the western shores of the Lake which combine well with a safari in Malawi or across the border in Tanzania or Zambia.

Where is Malawi?

Malawi is located in southeast Africa, landlocked between Mozambique to the east and south, Zambia to the west, and Tanzania to the north.

 

Malawi combines well with...

A big game safari in Zambiaespecially the South Luangwa National Park;

A relaxing beach stay in Mozambique.

Malawi Highlights

  • Lake Malawi – this vast lake covers roughly one-fifth of the country and offers the perfect destination for snorkelling, diving and fishing.
  • Liwonde National Park – This is Malawi’s leading wildlife sanctuary home to the country’s largest population of rhino as well as many elephant, impala, sable antelope and a huge variety of birds.
  • Thyolo Region – Located in southern Malawi, the Thyolo region is an area of fertile land where much of the country’s produce is grown and is also home to Malawi’s highest peak, Mount Mulanje, which rises to over 3,000 metres.
  • Zomba Plateau – Standing at 1,800m, Zomba is a magnificent table-top mountain covered with forests, streams, tea estates and waterfalls. This is a relatively unexplored area of Malawi but perfect if you want to expreince the ‘real’ Africa.
  • Likoma Island - This tiny unspoilt island lies towards the northeastern corner of the lake, close to the Mozambique shores. It is steeped in colonial history and boasts rocky promontories, golden beaches and huge baobab trees.

When to Visit Malawi

There are no hard and fast rules concerning the weather. Conditions can vary enormously from year to year and from region to region. Sometimes the rains don’t come, sometimes there are showers at the most unexpected times of year. This is a very rough guide to the seasons and weather conditions you might expect to encounter. If you would like to discuss the conditions in more detail, please call us and we will be pleased to help.