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Shore of Lake Malawi
Shore of Lake Malawi

20% of the country is covered by Lake Malawi

Golden beaches, dotted with rustic and luxury lodges

Shore of Lake Malawi

Reviews of holidays to Shore of Lake Malawi

42 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Lakeshore.

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N & J Lancs

"My Jul 2019 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 10 Jul 2019 and 25 Jul 2019
"A good well organised trip to Malawi & Zimbabwe.
Two beautiful lodges with a good range of wildlife
Excellent food at Mkulumadzi
Thomas at Chilo Gorge & Mali at Mkulumadz were excellent knowledgeable guides with a sense of fun. Thomas was an expert on birds." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zimbabwe safari
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"What a fabulous trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 1 Jul 2019 and 18 Jul 2019
"I cant say enough words to describe this holiday, we had the most amazing time, a Safari is definitely up there as one of the best holidays. Every day is an adventure, yet it is totally chilled and relaxed.

We were looked after amazingly at all locations and cant wait to return to Africa again" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zambia safari
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Mrs P

"First time in Malawi"

I visited Malawi between 29 Jun 2019 and 7 Jul 2019
"After a week in Blantyre our daughter joined us for the 8 day leg organised by Expert Africa.
We found the advance information and help setting up the trip first class.
Malawi is a beautiful country. Everyone we came in contact with from drivers to guides and lodge staff were superbly friendly and attentive to our comfort.
All in all it was a fantastic trip enjoyed by all.

The only glitch was the failure of the transport for the airport to arrive on our last night which cause some anxiety and expense as it was late on Sunday night and it was not easy to find alternative transport. A working contact number for the provider might have helped." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Malawi trip
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Mr B.

"My Nov 2018 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 5 Nov 2018 and 18 Nov 2018
"It was the first time with Expert Africa and definitely not the last time. Everything worked perfectly.

Even when we had a serious delay on our own arrival, the pick up from the airport was well organized." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
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Carol M

"Unbeatable Itinerary Even With the Road Trips"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 23 Oct 2018 and 30 Nov 2018
"This was my third African safari adventure and – aside from the fact that I still have not crossed the Aardvark, Pangolin or Pel's Fishing Owl off my "must see" list – the trip exceeded my expectations in many ways. I liked the wide range and variety of camps and the mixture of air and road transfers, even if two of the latter were, to put it mildly, arduous. I don't regret having experienced the long drive from Amalinda to Somalisa or the one from Mkulumadzi to Pumulani, but I wouldn't want to do either of them again.

I'm happy I returned to Zimbabwe and Zambia – two outstanding wildlife countries with exceptionally skilled guides – and I very much enjoyed my introduction to Malawi. The Majete Wildlife Reserve is still in its infancy but holds great promise, and I found Lake Malawi breathtaking to look at and fascinating to explore.

Working with the Expert Africa team – and particularly with Freddie Sutton – to plan my month-long itinerary was great fun and very rewarding. Freddie is experienced, knowledgeable, patient and, above all, flexible. He responded quickly to all of my requests for changes and updates, and he always found an attractive alternative where one was needed. Even when a slight glitch arose during my time away, he immediately resolved it and all went well." Read full review: 38 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr & Mrs D

"My Oct 2018 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 2 Oct 2018 and 22 Oct 2018
"A great trip. Am already planning the next one. Claire have you any ideas?" Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zambia safari
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Mr J.

"Aug 2018"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 22 Aug 2018 and 26 Aug 2018
"The camps we visited were great. But you could just as easily book them directly and frankly, I wish I had done.

We needed a transfer from the local airport to Mumbo Camp and for this were presented by EA with an invoice for about £600. I queried this and got a response fro EA that I found both patronising and condescending. It transpires that EA does not supply the transfers and knew very little about them. Apparently, it goes through a whole load of intermediaries who all seem to add a slice. You are much better going direct.

In the end I used a local taxi firm and did the transfers for about £100 from Andrew at Anake Taxi, Excellent firm, use them if you need a taxi in Malawi, we found him safe and so ignore the scare stories.

So the EA website is great but the level of support knowledge and expertise I found to be a long way below "expert" as I think I managed to do a better job myself.

I have been on many safaris over many years and used agencies before but found EA to be the least useful of any to date.

I will book with the camps directly in future or with a different agency." Read full review: 4 nights in Africa; 2 on a Zambia safari
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Mr H
Isle of Man

"Return to the valley 2017"

I visited Malawi and 3 other countries between 7 Sep 2017 and 24 Sep 2017
"We loved Botswana and Malawi but our hearts belong in the Valley. We’re already planning the next trip.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just keep up the good work." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 9 on a Malawi trip
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Ms S & Mr K

"Finaliy-Wild Dogs!"

I visited Malawi and 2 other countries between 19 May 2017 and 4 Jun 2017
"On this trip I traveled with one other person to Botswana, Livingstone, South Luangwa and Malawi from May 17-June 4,2017.
Everything went smoothly-no delays or cancellations.

Highlights: New sightings that included: meerkats, brown hyena, porcupines, genet cat and wild dogs.

This was our third trip to Africa and first to South Luangwa and Malawi. Loved Malawi. It is a beautiful country with beautiful, happy people altho quite poor. The highlights here were the village walk and beautiful relaxing stay at Pumalani. Also loved the staff and surroundings at Mkulumadzi.

Was somewhat disappointed in the lack of wildlife at South Luangwa since we had read about the abundance of wildlife. Also -didn't realize there were no cheetahs(my favorite). However seeing the pack of wild dogs made up for everything.
Botswana-seems to be getting more and more expensive so will probably be my last trip there." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 6 on a Malawi trip
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Mr R

"Our Malawi adventure"

I visited Malawi between 15 Oct 2016 and 27 Oct 2016
"The trip was everything we had hoped for! Very hot for much of the time (40-42C) but we coped with that." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Malawi trip
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42 reviews of Lakeshore by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Lakeshore

Our suggestions for beach lodges in Shore of Lake Malawi



Beside the lakeshore, Pumulani is a smart, beach retreat. It's owned by Robin Pope Safaris, from Zambia, and perfect for a few relaxing nights after a safari.

92% (24 reviews)
Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island Camp is a small eco camp on a small granite island in Lake Malawi. This is a great, remote spot for kayaking and snorkeling.

100% (9 reviews)
Chintheche Inn

Chintheche Inn

A warm, welcoming beach lodge on the western shore of Lake Malawi, Chintheche Inn offers simple but comfortable accommodation, and a wide range of activities, from watersports to cultural excursions.

86% (7 reviews)
Makokola Retreat

Makokola Retreat

Makokola Retreat is a large, family friendly lodge located on a stunning beach on the southern lakeshore of Lake Malawi.

95% (4 reviews)
Domwe Island

Domwe Island

Kayak Africa's Domwe Island in Lake Malawi

80% (1 review)
Makuzi Beach

Makuzi Beach

Makuzi Beach Lodge is situated on the northern shores of Lake Malawi and has one of the very few private beaches in Malawi

100% (1 review)
Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Blue Zebra

Blue Zebra is a simple and affordable beach lodge with lots of character, which is popular with expats and ever increasingly with international visitors.

100% (1 review)

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