Malawi

Safaris / Malawi

There are two things you cannot fail to notice on a trip to Malawi – the Lake (with a capital ‘L’) and the people.

Not for nothing is this small south-central African country with Africa’s third largest freshwater lake known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’. Its diverse people are friendly and welcoming to a fault and everywhere their vibrant cultures and colourful markets greet your senses and confirm that you are indeed in Africa.

For its size the country is amazingly diverse. It straddles the Rift Valley and with changing altitude and latitude come changing landscapes and biodiversity. Within close proximity you can enjoy the game viewing of the high altitude Nyika Plateau, the warm sandy beaches of the central lakeshore, the safari experience of the lowlands along the Shire River in Liwonde National Park or the crystal clear diving and kayaking of Lake Malawi National Park.

We often recommend that a Malawi sojourn is combined with a short trip to South Luangwa National Park in neighbouring Zambia. Whatever your choice, and however long or short your stay, you will find Malawi truly African and an experience that will leave you pining for the continent on your return.