Malawi offers an extraordinary location for those wishing for an off the beaten track beach experience – it is also easier to reach from Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia than Mauritius/Mozambique/Seychelles – so you can spend less time travelling and lose the often unavoidable overnight in an airport hotel. Lake Malawi is crystal clear with very white sand, and hundreds of species of cyclid fish – the snorkelling and diving here can easily rival our other Indian Ocean hot spots.

The pace of life in Malawi is slow, friendly and relaxed and you settle into it incredibly quickly – your holiday will be good for the mind, body and soul and the views of far off hills and mountains surrounding Lake Malawi make for stunning sunrises and sunsets – it’s all very different to your average beach holiday. All of the properties offer everything from paddle boarding to diving.

The quirky Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island has quad bikes, bicycles and village visits as well as all water sports – you’ll never be bored. It’s wonderfully quirky rooms are unique in style, very comfortable and incredibly relaxing. Manda Nkwichi and Pumulani also offer luxury options in the lake.

Apart from the rains between January and March this is a year round destination with fantastic weather and some of the most remote beach lodges in Africa. A real jewel amongst all our safari destinations we cannot recommend it highly enough.