Aside from its animals, what is immediately capturing about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is Africa’s third largest lake – Lake Malawi; a shimmering mass of glittering clear water, its depths swarming with colourful cichlid fish. Whether diving, snorkeling, kayaking or simply chilling out on one of its desert islands, a visit to the lake is a must.
Suspended in the clouds in Malawi’s deep south are the dramatic peaks of Mt Mulanje and the mysterious Zomba Plateau. Both are a trekker's dream, with mist-cowled forests and exotic wildlife. Heading further north and one can witness the otherworldly beauty of Nyika Plateau, its rolling grasslands resembling the Scottish Highlands.

Why Malawi

  • Lake Malawi – Lake Malawi is the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa and is home to more species of fish than any other body of fresh water in the world.
  • The people – The local people of Malawi have a reputation of being some of the friendliest in Africa.
  • Adventure - Malawi is a desperately poor nation still largely untouched by Western development. The unspoiled wilderness gives the chance of an authentic African experience making this little landlocked country a true adventure.
  • Safari - The game reserves and national parks in Malawi offer excellent hiking and trekking. Some are great for horse riding, still others are better explored on boats or on foot, most offer great views and all are known for their unspoiled wilderness and the variety of animal life.


Some ideas of adventures to Malawi...

As with all the itineraries on our website, the following are just a few examples of what is possible. After liaising with you, we will plan your obligation free itinerary, taking your unique individual needs and budget into consideration. You need only to contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.




Area : Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi. The lake’s southern end falls within Lake Malawi National Park – sheltering diverse wildlife from colorful fish to baboons – and its clear waters are popular for diving and boating. Peninsular Cape Maclear is known for its beach resorts.


Climate : Varies from cool in the highlands to warm around Lake Malawi. Winter (May to July) is dry and nights can be chilly, particularly in the highlands. The rainy season runs from November to March. Around Lake Malawi, in winter, the climate is particularly dry with pleasant cooling breezes.

When to go : Winter months - early May to late October



Malawi’s International Airports : Chileka International Airport (BLZ) located in Blantyre and Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) located in Lilongwe, are the main airports in Malawi.

Getting to Malawi : Malawi lies within 2.5 hour flight time from Africa’s two major airport hubs, namely Johannesburg airport in South Africa and Nairobi in Kenya. There are daily flights to and from Malawi from these two hubs.

Points Of Interest

Lake Malawi (South) : A beautiful freshwater lake that takes up a good chunk of landlocked Malawi. It is blessed with golden beaches and an incredible colorful variety of fish, making snorkeling and diving here extremely rewarding.

Lake Malawi (North) : Malawi's northern lake shore is much less developed than the southern shore. Less populated in general, the North is also chillier during the dry season




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