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Malawi holidays 2020 & 2021

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Best known for its sea-like lake, Malawi is also a land of forest-covered hills where monkeys leap through the trees, open grassland dotted with grazing antelope, and tea estates rambling across the foothills of Mount Mulanje. Our safari specialists have visited each corner of the country and will put together a holiday to Malawi that matches your interests, whether you’re looking for a safari, a beach break, or both.

While not Africa’s most obvious safari destination, Malawi’s Liwonde National Park is growing in popularity. Here, you can embark on game drives, bush walks and boat trips along the Shire River, which is regularly visited by hippo, crocodiles, elephant and an array of birdlife. For a change of scene, head to the Thyolo region, staying on a tea estate and following walking trails through the plantations. Then, end your trip on Lake Malawi’s sandy shores or fly to the remote Likoma Island, home to Africa’s third-largest cathedral.

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Suggested tours for Malawi

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Malawi could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Malawi

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Malawi. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Malawi at its best.

  • Liwonde National Park, Malawi

    Wildlife holidays in Malawi

    A captivating country still off the radar for many tourists, Malawi offers you the opportunity to view Africa's big game away from the crowds. Traditional vehicle as well as walking safaris can be included in your itinerary by our country specialists.

  • Kayak Africa's Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi

    Lake Malawi holidays

    Known as the "Lake of Stars" and running nearly the length of the country, Malawi is dominated by Lake Malawi. It's ideal for families, honeymooners or those simply seeking a relaxing break after a safari, and our country specialists will ensure you experience the best of it during your stay.

  • Northern Shores of Lake Malawi

    Honeymoons in Malawi

    Whether you want fine beaches, luxury accommodation, activities galore or good safari opportunities on your honeymoon, Malawi offers all of this and more. Our country specialists have also hand-picked a number of exquisite properties for you to choose from.

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