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Elephants in Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Malawi holidays 2022 & 2023

Elephants in Liwonde National Park, Malawi
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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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  • Zomba Plateau Trip
    View from the Zomba Plateau, Malawi

    Zomba Plateau Trip

    Zomba Plateau Trip

    Enjoy the drive to the huge granite outcrop where you will pass trout farms, dams and clear running streams passing through waterfalls on their way to the lowlands.

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  • Visit St Peter's Cathedral
    The Cathedral on Likoma Island

    Visit St Peter's Cathedral

    Likoma Island & Mozambique Lakeshore

    Visit St Peter's Cathedral

    We definitely recommend taking a stroll or a boat trip over to the "town" and visiting the huge St. Peter's Cathedral which was built in 1905 by missionaries.

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  • Watch the Local Choir & Dance Group
    Lake Malawi

    Watch the Local Choir & Dance Group

    Likoma Island & Mozambique Lakeshore

    Watch the Local Choir & Dance Group

    Kaya Mawa is frequently visited by a local choir and Malipenga and Chioda dancing teams. The Malipenga (male) and Chioda (female) dance team are an integral part of Malawi culture. Feathers in caps, socks pulled up to the knees, the haunting trumpeting of the calabash tells the story of colonial days gone by.

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