Malawi

Malawi offers beautiful freshwater beaches, landscapes of great natural beauty, and some of Africa's most overlooked safari parks.

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Malawi Safari and Beach Holidays

There is no other country in Africa whose landscapes are so shaped and sculpted by the Great Rift Valley as Malawi, running along the western shores of the 600km Lake Malawi and rising up to highland regions of great natural beauty.

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Malawi By Region

Blantyre

Malawi’s second largest city and commercial capital, Blantyre was founded in the latter half of the 19th century (pre-dating Nairobi and Johannesburg), and takes its name from the town in south Lanark....

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Lake Malawi National Park

It’s a mistake perhaps to think of Lake Malawi as a “region” of the country. Africa’s third largest lake, it’s a vast trough that stretches from the very northern tip of Malawi to the south.....

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Lilongwe

Set on the banks of the Lilongwe River, Lilongwe was established in 1906 as the capital of Malawi, and is comprised of an Old town and a modern town – commonly referred to as Capital City.....

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Liwonde National Park

Liwonde is Malawi's most diverse safari park, encompassing a large swathe of territory around the Shire River in the centre of the country. Rarely visited, it offers relaxed game-viewing away from the....

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Majete Wildlife Reserve

Situated in southern Malawi, in the lower Shire River Valley, Majete is one of Malawi's finest wilderness parks and only "Big 5" reserve.....

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Nkhotakota Game Reserve

The oldest and largest of Malawi’s game reserves, Nkhotakota is located in the centre of the country. The terrain here is varied and fertile, with large rivers and streams meandering through on their ....

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Nyika National Park

Nyika Plateau is one of Malawi's loveliest national parks, famous for its temperate climate, green hills and river valleys. It’s perfect for trekking and walking safaris as well as conventional 4x4 ga....

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Thyolo

Situated between Blantyre and Mount Mulanje, Thyolo (pronounced Cho’lo) is among Malawi’s most scenic regions, a patchwork landscape of undulating hills and immaculately kept tea and coffee estates.....

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Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is situated in the north-west of Malawi, just south of Nyika Plateau. In complete contrast to Nyika, Vwaza is a largely flat reserve, comprised of open plains, wetlands and mo....

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Zomba Plateau

Zomba is a huge forest and mountain reserve situated in the south of Malawi, just north of Blantyre. Its centrepiece is Zomba Mount, or Zomba Plateau, a great monolith of rock rising to 2,000 metres a....

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Our Malawi Itineraries

Liwonde and Lake Malawi (Beach and Safari)

This 8-day itinerary is a perfect combination of safari and beach, consisting of 3 nights in a traditional bush camp in Liwonde National Park, Malawi’s prime wilderness region, followed by 4 nights relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Destination

  • Malawi

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£2190 pp

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Sangwala Walking Trail

Explore the remote and little-visited Nyika National Park, in the north of Malawi, on this 3-day (43km) scenic walking trail. This is a beautiful region of Malawi notable as much for its dramatic landscapes as its wildlife. Stunning highlands, wildflower meadows and rich montane vegetation define Nyika, and though it is by no means big game safari territory, the wildlife is rich and varied.

Destination

  • Malawi

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£312 pp

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Malawi By Activity

Additional Information

Visa Requirements

The Malawian government has introduced a visa regime for British visitors (and nationals of other countries that charge a visa fee for Malawian nationals) as of 1 October 2015.  The visa fee is US$75pp, or £65.

Contact the Malawian High Commission for more information:

Malawian High Commission, 36 High Holborn, London WC1N 2AT (tel: 02074216010; www.malawihighcommission.co.uk)

Passports must be valid for 6 months from your entry date into the country. If you are spending any time in South Africa you must have 2 blank passport pages opposite each other to enter the country.

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