Places to go in Malawi

Malawi has a fascinating number of areas, from Lake Malawi to a variety of parks and reserves, including Liwonde, Nyika, Majete and Mulanje, variously offering water, savannah and uplands habitats.

Each houses a range of accommodation, from frontier camp to luxury lodge to - in the case of Lake Malawi - beach getaway. If you would like to find out more, then please do give one of our destination specialists a call. In the meantime, do have a browse of each area listed below. 

Of the areas, Lake Malawi is forty-thousand years old and covers almost thirty-thousand square kilometres. Tourism is well-developed on its shores, providing thoughtful and ecologically-minded luxury and access to some truly stunning beaches.

 

Majete Wildlife Reserve, meanwhile, is one of the country’s great conservationist success stories, and it was here that David Livingstone’s explorations ended at Kapichira Falls. Offering wildlife aficionados the chance to see lions, hippos, rhinos, elephants and plenty more, all set amidst a landscape of savannah and woodland and the majestic Shire River and its tributaries.

 

Nyika National Park is Malawi’s oldest and largest park It sits atop the northern plateau, a moorland habitat including leopard, hyena, civet cat, honey badger and sable antelope.

 

Malawi’s conurbations should not be missed either, with Mulanje a perfect example, a charming town in the heart of the tea-growing region.

 

Accommodation in Malawi is plentiful and varied. Lodges predominate, but there really is quite a range, from beach lodges to more traditional safari lodges to others that have a back-to-nature feel more akin to an up-market camp. All levels of luxury are available. 

 

The variety of activities throughout Malawi is excellent. From water-based activities around Lake Malawi – island-hopping, snorkelling, fishing, diving and so on – to excellent safaris in the parks, to the charming culture of the towns, the country offers something for everyone.

 

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