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Known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi offers everything from immersive safaris to secluded beach escapes. 

Malawi is very much Africa’s hidden gem, known for its large, freshwater lake with which it shares its name. Although a landlocked country, the beaches on Lake Malawi are some of the region’s best; its crystal-clear, turquoise water is home to over 1000 fish species, making this an ideal destination for snorkelling and scuba diving.  

It is in Lake Malawi National Park, located at the southern end of Lake Malawi, that you'll find the most pristine beaches, stunningly contrasted against the mountain landscapes of the Great African Rift Valley escarpment. With a collection of luxury beach lodges, travellers staying here can enjoy secluded beaches and rustic accommodation. Heading further north, you can take a boat journey to Likoma Island, a hidden paradise that homes unspoiled beaches, several small villages, and colonial monuments, including one of Africa's largest cathedrals.  

Those looking for a safari holiday can visit the Majete Wildlife Reserve, the only place to see the “Big Five” in Malawi, or the Nyika National Park, home to a diverse range of endemic flora and the country's largest population of leopards. In Liwonde National Park, Malawi's most popular safari destination, you can encounter a variety of bird and game species, including lions, zebras, elephants, cheetahs, antelopes, and water-dwelling wildlife like hippos and crocodiles that reside in the Shire River.  

Our Top Malawi Experiences

  • Spot incredible wildlife on an expert-led game drive through the Liwonde National Park. 
  • Enjoy a secluded beach retreat on Likoma Island. 
  • Discover rare and endemic marine life on a snorkelling excursion in the Lake Malawi National Park. 
  • Experience the beauty of Lake Malawi on a romantic sunset cruise. 

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Whether you're looking for a romantic honeymoon or an all-encompassing safari tour, our luxury Malawi holidays are tailor-made to suit you. From luxury lakefront hotels to secluded safari lodges in the wilderness, our Africa specialists are on hand to personally design your perfect Malawi tour. 

If you’re looking to explore more of Africa on your holiday, make sure to visit neighbouring Zambia for an intimate safari before concluding your trip on the sandy shores of Lake Malawi.  

Best Time to Travel

The best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season, which runs from May through to October, where you can expect sunny skies and warm temperatures.  

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Pumulani Lodge
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Located along the shores of Malawi’s pristine Lake Malawi on the peaceful Nakumba Peninsula, Pumulani Lodge presents luxurious and intimate accommodation amongst some of Malawi’s most tranquil natural surroundings. Designed by Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland, each of the ten
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The best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season, which runs from May through to October, where you can expect sunny skies and warm temperatures.

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Things to do in
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Likoma Island

Located near the northeastern shore of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island is a slice of paradise characterised by sweeping golden beaches, crystalline waters and dense groves of mango and baobab trees. Home to numerous secluded coves, the island is an ideal location to venture out and explore the waters of Lake Malawi, offering some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the country. 

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park, Malawi's top safari destination, exudes a tropical ambience with swaying palm palms fringing the banks of the Shire River and vast plains of verdant vegetation defining the terrain. Rich in wildlife, the park is ideal for game drives and walking safaris where visitors can spot large populations of elephants, rare black rhinos, impalas, zebras and sable antelopes. Take a boat ride down the scenic river and spot the bloats of hippos and elusive crocodiles that inhabit the waters. 

Lake Malawi National Park

Situated on the southern end of Lake Malawi, Lake Malawi National Park is an area of spectacular natural beauty with unspoiled shores flanked by granite boulders extending onto the turquoise waters. A recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is one of the world's most significant ecological zones due to the wide range of endemic marine life that inhabit the lake, an unrivalled destination for water exploration. 

Home to more than just marine life, the park encompasses Cape Maclear, a vibrant town where visitors can enjoy touring the variety of leisure establishments dotting the shore, spotting wildlife such as leopards and monkeys on treks through the surrounding forestry and hiking up the mountains for spectacular views of the lake. 

Mount Mulanje

Malawi's highest peak, Mulanje Massif, is an excellent hiking destination for adventurers seeking to explore the unbeaten path. Hikers can anticipate witnessing peaks, plateaux, river pools, flowing waterfalls, and high-altitude forests along the various trails that lead through scenic pathways. At the foothills of the mountain, travellers can tour the region's famed tea estates.

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Recently restored, Majete Wildlife Reserve is a nature conservation area with diverse topography of dry savannah, miombo forests, rivers, and misty waterfalls. Inhabited by a diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five, the reserve's big game can be best viewed on immersive game drives. On guided walks and river tours, bird enthusiasts can enjoy looking out for the over 300 bird species that inhabit the reserve, from Palm-nut vultures and African fish eagles to Egyptian geese and Bat Hawks.

Nyika Plateau

Located in the northern region of Malawi, the Nyika Plateau is a picturesque landscape of verdant rolling grasslands dotted with evergreen forest amidst a shelter of towering hills. This magnificent highland environment is teeming with life, from unique and indigenous flora to over 400 bird species and a diversity of animal species.

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Language:

Chichewa and English

Currency:

Malawian Kwacha

Timezone:

GMT+2

Best Time To Travel:

May-October

Flight Time:

14hr 00m

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Country Combinations::

Mozambique

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