Malawi provides a unique African travel offering. The focal point is the beautiful Lake Malawi which stretches from south to north the entire length of the country. Superb canoe, snorkelling and diving safaris can be had in this freshwater lake. An explosion of colourful cichlid species swim around you beneath the turquoise waters. There are several up and coming national parks in the country and some fantastic safari camps. The people are incredibly friendly and its authentic Africa at its best. Malawi is a great holiday destination for solo travellers, couple and families. Malawi is also a popular backpacker route and several overland trips head up and down its coastline every month. However it is still an unspoilt destination and offers solitude, peace and tranquillity in most places.

Useful Information

Lake Malawi – ‘The Lake of Stars’ as named by David Livingstone is the 9th largest in the world and the second deepest in Africa and forms part of the East African Rift Valley. Lake Malawi hosts one of the highest densities of fish species on the planet. There are more than 1000 species of brightly coloured cichlids swimming in crystal clear waters amongst boulder-clad islands and palm fringed beaches. Diving and snorkelling in this freshwater lake is a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. In addition the lake offers superb beaches, great interaction opportunities with local communities and fantastic birding. It is for obvious reasons a highly recommended destination and needs to be experienced…

Parks and Reserves

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakhota Wildlife Reserve is found in central Malawi, and is the country’s largest and oldest protected area. The reserve's rivers, wooded hills and dense miombo woodlands offer a genuine wilderness…

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Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is located in Malawi, on the banks of the river Shire, near Lake Malombe. It is one of Malawi’s premier safari destinations, and one of its most…

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Nyika National Park

Nyika National Park is the largest park in Malawi and is located on the western border with Zambia. It lies at a high altitude of 2000 metres above sea level,…

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Tours and Trips

Malawi Northern Explorer Tour

Different budget and accommodation options; Visits both beach and bush locations; Either 7 or 11 days

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Duration: 7 Days / 11 Days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Kudu
Nyala
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Livingstones Suni

Key Species

MAMMALS
Hippo
Elephant
Zebra

BIRDS
African Fish Eagle
Livingstone Flycatcher
Lillian's Lovebird
African Marsh Harrier
Peregrine Falcon

REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Leopard Tortoise
Water Monitor Lizard

TREES
African Teak
Fever Tree
African Blackwood

HABITAT TYPES
Aquatic
Open Water
Islands & Beaches
Savannah Woodland
Rocky Outcrops

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 4
Mammals: 6
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8