Tailor made trips and tours in Malawi

Malawi

Malawi is known as "The Warm Heart of Africa" because it is such a safe destination; the people are friendly and life along the lakeshore is mellow. Lake Malawi should feature in every visit to Malawi because it is like an inland freshwater ocean, complete with diving, fishing and outstanding sailing opportunities.

African Parks has been outstandingly successful managing the Majete National Park where you can now see "The Big Five". In Aug 2015 they took on the management of Liwonde so the future looks very bright for Malawi's Big Game.

Malawi combines really well with neighbouring Zambia and it's popular to visit Zambia's National Parks and round off your trip with "beach time" on the shore of Lake Malawi.

You will find some itinerary suggestions below but for further ideas and inspiration please email us or call 01837 559 07

Trips and Tours

South Malawi - 9 days

This holiday travels at your own pace, with private car and driver-guide. It takes in all the best things in southern Malawi and shows the wealth of natural beauty that this part of Africa holds. The pace is gentle and includes some opportunities to walk and other activities.

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Southern Malawi - 14 days

Whether you’re looking for a wildlife encounter, a mountain hike or a gentle stroll around a tea estate, Malawi offers it all. Not to mention the activities on offer at Lake Malawi which include scuba diving, sailing and kayaking; why not combine it all?

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Wild Zambia - 14 days

A wildlife camping expedition to explore some of Zambia’s best-kept wildlife secrets. Visit 5 national parks including North and South Luangwa, Kasanka and the magnificent Benguela Wetlands. Excellent chances of seeing the mysterious Shoebill Stork.

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Malawi in Style - 7 days

Explore Malawi’s natural beauty with a small group. Private car and guide. Stay in the BEST properties available.

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Weekend visit to Majete

A brief encounter with Majete National Park that is guaranteed to show you something new with our unique “Behind The Scenes” visit.

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Highlights of Malawi - 15 days

Explore the warm heart of Africa on a journey of discovery. Trek, kayak and explore on foot and by mountain bike. This gentle-paced trip will reveal why Malawi is such a welcoming and delightful country and why it is called “The warm heart of Africa”.

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Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

This little gem of a lodge was voted one of the top 10 most romantic places by Conde Naste Traveller Magazine: Kaya Mawa is special. Lake Malawi is usually referred to as “The Lake of Stars” which is a reference to David Livingstone’s description of it. Whatever you call it, it’s Africa’s most beautiful.

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Pumulani, Lake Malawi

Pumulani is a delightful lodge hidden away on the lakeshore at Nankumba Peninsula which is at the southern end of Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is romantically called “The Lake of Stars” and in 1984 the lake and its shoreline were designated as the Lake Malawi National Park and made a World Heritage Site.

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Majete Campsite, Majete National Park

The Majete self-catering community campsite is just inside the Majete Wildlife Reserve. It was built in 2007 and equipped with a thatched bar and dining space, barbeque area, toilets and hot showers. Power is provided through a solar system.

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Nkwichi, Lake Malawi

Occasionally, rarely, you come across a place that stops you in your tracks and leaves a hint of a smile on your chops. These hidden gems tend to be off the beaten track, tricky to get to and even trickier to learn about in the first place. Privacy, these days, is the new luxury commodity. Nkwichi is actually in Mozambique, but accessed from Malawi.

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Mumbo Island Camp, Lake Malawi

A pristine island lodge within Lake Malawi National Park. Easy to get to, peace personified and unbelievably relaxing.

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Mkulumadzi Lodge, Majete National Park, Malawi

Opened in 2013 and the best lodge in Majete National Park by a country mile. With only 8 chalets, it’s best to book well in advance.

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Thawale Lodge, Majete National Park

Thawale is an honest work-a-day camp-style lodge in the interior of Majete National Park. It is an unsophisticated lodge and places more emphasis on the wildlife and birding experience than it does on the quality of the porcelain plates at mealtimes!

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Domwe Island, Lake Malawi

Domwe Island is the largest island in Lake Malawi measuring 11 Km all the way around and reaching just over 400 m at its highest point. It is a wonderful combination of bush experience coupled with a “desert island” feeling.

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Kumbali

A great alternative to using a Lilongwe city centre hotel is the peaceful oasis that is Kumbali: close to town but far enough away to be quiet and secure: superb hospitality, great food and comfy rooms. The ideal way to begin or end a trip.

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Hidden gems

Tracking Black Rhino in Liwonde NP

The charms and challenges of tracking rhino in the bush. The tracking walk begins either at dawn or in mid-afternoon and is conducted by two teams, each consisting of two armed Rhino Protection Team (RPT) scouts and two guests. Each team is dropped off at different points to cover as much territory as possible.

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Liwonde National Park

Liwonde is Malawi’s most famous park. The Shire River forms the western boundary and provides permanent water and giving excellent year-round game viewing.

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Majete National Park

Majete National Park is the only park in Malawi to offer "The Big Five": buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. The park is tucked away in the south of the country not far from Blantyre, the old capital of Malawi.

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Behind The Scenes at Majete

The focus of this tour is to showcase the current conservation work underway at Majete. In the 1980 and 1990’s Majete Wildlife Reserve was in a precarious situation suffering multiple challenges:

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Dedza

About 100 Km southeast of Lilongwe, on the main road to Blantyre, is Dedza, a community that most visitors to Malawi have never heard of!

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Dzalanyama

Tucked away in an obscure corner of SW Malawi, tight up against the Mozambique border is Dzalanyama Forest Lodge.

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Nyala Park

Hidden within a mighty sugar plantation is a patch of pristine forest with some interesting inhabitants.

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Malawi Weather & Climate

Malawi Seasons

Each month offers a different experience; the character of Lake Malawi in particular varies with the changing seasons. From the Emerald season in January to the start of summer in December, find the prefered season of your choice.

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