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.

Places to visit

Lake Malawi

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lilongwe

Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi and is generally the starting point for most holidays. There are lots of accommodation options and some decent restaurants can be found in both the old and the new town.

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 exprience the ‘real’ Africa.

When to visit Malawi

Broadly speaking, the best time to visit Malawi is during the dry winter months from May to October. On the Northern Plateau, you can expect the winter to be chilly, but the shores of Lake Malawi are warm and sunny and perfect for a beach holiday. This is also an ideal time for game viewing because the vegetation is thinner, and animals are concentrated around rivers and permanent waterholes. Malawi’s hot summer ‘rainy season’ runs from November to April. We’d recommend avoiding a Malawi holiday during the mid-summer months of January and February. The climate is uncomfortably hot and humid with lots of rain showers and some roads become impassable.

A Sample Of What You Can Experience

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START PLANNING YOUR MALAWI HOLIDAY

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WE RECOMMEND MALAWI FOR…

BUSH & BEACH

Zambia combines well with Malawi to offer a perfect balance for a bush and beach holiday. Explore the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and then relish the tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi. Expect adventure, excitement and beauty.

HONEYMOONS

Malawi is a wonderful honeymoon choice offering no shortage of romantic hot spots. With rolling hills, crystal clear waters and friendly locals that will warm your heart, enjoy a magical honeymoon in Malawi.

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

Discover the magic of a night out in Malawi sleeping under the stars. Set on a deserted beach or on a private rock island, the unique ‘Lake of Stars Bed’ is the ultimate way to savour Lake Malawi and soak up the glory of an African night-sky.

Malawi Bush & Beach

ULTIMATE ZAMBIA BUSH EXPERIENCE • LUXURY MALAWI BEACH STAY

Zambia & Malawi offer an excellent combination of bush-camps and beach fronts. Explore the wildlife-rich national parks in Zambia on a proper walking or mobile safari before escaping to the crystal-clear waters and tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi.

Begin your getaway at Kafunta River Lodge in Zambia. Discover the game rich Mfuwe area, relax on your private veranda and let your senses come alive to the surroundings. Drive through remote wilderness to Island Bush Camp built from natural, locally sourced materials and explore the unspoilt wilderness on foot using qualified, experienced local guides. Fly across to Malawi for your romantic escape at the luxury resort of Kaya Mawa voted in the top ten ‘Most Romantic Places in the World’ by Conde Nast. Just relax and enjoy!

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