• Fish eagle flying, Malawi

    Fish eagle flying, Malawi

    © WLiQiang,Shutterstock

  • Lake Malawi

    Lake Malawi

    © Pil-Art,Shutterstock

  • At Mount Mulanje, Malawi

    At Mount Mulanje, Malawi

    © YBirukov,Shutterstock

  • Elephants drinking, Africa

    Elephants drinking, Africa

    © AGMarks

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Safari & lake holidays in Malawi

Luxury tailor-made holidays in Malawi, for a gentle safari and beach experience in the ‘warm heart of Africa’.

Tailor-made Malawi holidays

The focus of any holiday in Malawi is Lake Malawi itself. Enjoy watersports in this ‘lake of stars’ after exploring the country’s wildlife, mountains and tea estates, and meeting the famously friendly Malawians. This country is a bit of a ‘secret’ Africa destination, less known but wonderful.

So many lovely animals to see, including some I hadn't even heard of! People were all so helpful and friendly. The variety in scenery and the frequent local markets we passed made for fascinating journeys.

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Client Rating for Malawi 5/5 from 10 reviews

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In Malawi you not only have the joy of seeing excellent African wildlife, but there are mountains to hike, forests to wander in, tea plantations to visit, markets to shop in, and, of course, a vast lake to enjoy!

When to go to Malawi

It is generally best to visit Malawi in the dry season from May to October, though October can get very hot. You can come at any time but the short rains come in about November, then the heaviest rains are usually in February and March - the rainy season can see significant travel disruption. If you’re a birder, December to March is the best time for seeing most birds in Malawi.

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Zebras in the grass, Malawi © Burdiak,Shutterstock

Places we love to stay in Malawi

Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Malawi, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Malawian properties than we show.

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Facts and information

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Flight time

International flights to Malawi are either with Kenya Airways (via Nairobi) or South African Airways (via Johannesburg) then to Lilongwe or Blantyre.

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Language

English is the official language but not widely used in rural areas. Chichewa is commonly used.

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Time

GMT +2 hours

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Visas

Not needed for most nationalities but check with your embassy. You need a Mozambique visa for Nkwichi Lodge.

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Health

No vaccinations are compulsory but some are recommended. Yellow Fever certificate required for Nkwichi Lodge (Mozambique). See your GP for advice.