MALAWI SUMMED UP: The Malawians are known for being the friendliest and most charming Africa nation, known as the warm heart of Africa this country certainly lives up to that. The main attraction is the Lake which is absolutely magical, offering white sand, turquoise water and thousands of cyclid fish – the lodges are wonderfully remote and you feel as if you are Robinson Crusoe. Safaris here are in remote and impossibly beautiful locations but the game is not as dense as other parts of Africa, you go more for the scenery than the game. Malawi offers the perfect stop after a Zambian or Botswana safari, for those who cannot make the long journey to the coast from those countries, days spent on Lake Malawi are perfect.
MALAWI SAFARI LOCATION: Malawi sits with Mozambique to the East, Zambia to the West and Tanzania to the North.
CLIMATE: Generally rains come between December and March, with June to August being cooler drier months, September and October begin to get hotter again, with November being variable.
TYPICAL LANDSCAPE: Vast open plains and grassy plateaus, stunning Lake Malawi offers Robinson Crusoe type beach paradise.
Malawi is known as the warm heart of Africa and lives up to it’s name – our consultants are out there a few times a year to make sure nothing spectacular happens without us knowing.
Malawi has always been known as the ‘warm heart of Africa and this tiny country boasts some of the most stunning vistas in Africa, as well as some of the most friendly people we have ever met. Malawi is very peaceful and also has a mild climate resulting in a very relaxed pace of life which is sure to rub off on you, and ensure you are truly relaxed after a holiday here.
The most famous part of Malawi is of course Lake Malawi which boasts azure crystal clear waters and tropical white sandy beaches – it is the third largest lake in Africa and offers wonderful snorkeling and diving, as well as water sports.
Malawi’s North offers beautiful rolling hills where antelope roam and over 660 species of orchids thrive – the Nyika National Park is mind blowingly beautiful. Ideal for the more active clients one can cycle and walk here at ease or simply soak up the stunning views.
Malawi’s South offers up the Zomba Plateau which has everything from huge forests to waterfalls and lakes, and not to mention the tea plantations that surround it, which hold their own beauty and fascination. Mount Mulanje is the highest mountain in Central Africa and climbing this can be very rewarding and only takes a couple of days. The Shire River flows out of Lake Malawi and meanders South through the Liwonde National Park which is also home to a variety of wildlife.
Malawi is perfect as a tranquil and relaxed safari destination, or combines beautifully with Zambia, Botswana or South Africa if you’d like to see some big game before heading off to relax on the beaches of Lake Malawi. This truly is off the beaten track Africa.Show Less