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Malawi
Malawi
Malawi
Malawi
Malawi
Malawi

Lake Malawi, the most southerly Rift Valley's great lakes, perfect for a myriad water activities

A wildlife success story, the revival of Liwonde National Park

Lake Malawi's Marelli Archipelago - perfect for water activities

Liwonde National Park, the sluggish Shire River offers great game viewing options

Lake Malombe, one of Africa's breathtaking Great Rift Valley freshwater lakes

Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - forget the Caribbean!

Malawi

The key areas in Malawi

Click below to read more detailed information, where you can stay, and holiday ideas visiting each area.


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Blantyre

1 places to stay

The capital of Malawi's Southern Region and the country’s financial and commercial centre, Blantyre is usually a one night stop for flight connections from the south of the country.

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Lakeshore

7 places to stay

Tucked into secluded coves or built on rocky islands there are plenty of places to stay on Lake Malawi. It is ideal for a relaxing beach stay after a safari.

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Likoma Island

2 places to stay

Likoma Island in Lake Malawi offers sandy beaches and secluded coves with some of the best snorkelling and diving in Malawi. It also has one of Africa's largest cathedrals.

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Lilongwe

2 places to stay

Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi, and is usually used as an overnight stop . Most travellers will pass through here at least once on their way to safari or beach.

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Liwonde

3 places to stay

Malawi's wildlife areas are resurgent, with significant reintroductions and intensive conservation efforts. If you are looking for game viewing close to Lake Malawi, then Liwonde National Park is ideal.

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Majete

1 places to stay

This large, rugged reserve has been recently regenerated though intensive animal reintroductions and conservation work; it's Malawi's most interesting wildlife area and home to the Big Five.

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Malawi Interior

1 places to stay

Malawi's interior covers a large area although we feature relatively little here. The Zomba Plateau is a real highlight with stunning scenery, forests and waterfalls.

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Nkhotakota

1 places to stay

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is Malawi’s oldest, largest and least-developed wildlife reserve. However, recent intensive conservation work and animal translocations is bringing new life to this reserve.

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Nyika Plateau

2 places to stay

The Nyika National Park protects a large area of rich rolling grasslands, noted for endemic orchids, heathers and wild flowers, as well as roan, eland and other plains game.

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Vwaza Marsh

 

Vwaza Marsh Reserve is an area of marsh and plains which feed the Luangwa River and is a haven for both birds and wildlife. There is currently no permanent accommodation here.

Our top trips in Malawi

Here are 6 great Malawi trips to inspire you.


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Utaka Cichlid Safari

10 days • 3 locations
BLANTYRE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Explore two of Malawi's safari parks - Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park - before finishing your trip with some beach time relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$3,730 - US$4,240 per person

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Red Zebra Cichlid Safari

7 days • 2 locations
BLANTYRE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Explore two of Malawi's highlights with a safari in rugged, remote Majete Wildlife Reserve before some beach time relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$3,350 - US$4,200 per person

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Orange Cap Cichlid Safari

7 days • 2 locations
LILONGWE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Combine a safari in the lush and resurgent Liwonde National Park with down time at an island eco-retreat in the middle of Lake Malawi. A great way to explore Malawi.

US$3,860 - US$4,360 per person

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Hyena Safari

11 days • 4 locations
LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Mix relaxation and adventure on a safari combining the South Luangwa with Victoria Falls and the beaches of Lake Malawi. These three locations are among the most iconic in southern Africa.

US$6,580 - US$8,420 per person

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Peacock Cichlid Safari

4 days • 1 locations
LILONGWE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Snorkel in Lake Malawi’s famously clear freshwater, relax on the beach and explore Likoma Island from the award-winning Kaya Mawa. A chilled luxury add-on to end your safari.

US$1,940 - US$2,520 per person

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Blue Neon Cichlid Safari

4 days • 1 locations
LILONGWE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Four nights at a charming eco-camp on Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi National Park surrounded by some of the world’s best freshwater snorkelling. A great value end to your safari.

US$2,010 - US$2,150 per person

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Malawi holiday styles & special interests

From family adventures to romantic breaks, find ideas here for your perfect Malawi trip


Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

Find captivating marine life beneath the waves

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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