Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers contrasting scenery, fantastic watersports and probably the friendliest people in Africa.

Malawi may be small but it has a prominent attraction. Measuring 590km long and 85km wide, the golden beaches of Lake Malawi offer a wealth of water based activities for everyone.

The countries' nine national parks and wildlife reserves also provide spectacular safaris on foot, bicycle, boat or 4x4. In Malawi the choices are endless.

  • Visit Liwonde National Park


    Liwonde National Park although fairly small in comparison to the rest of Malawi’s Wildlife parks, is a very popular park to visit.

    The wildlife here includes large numbers of elephants, hipppos, buffalo and crocodiles as well as sable, kudu and bushbuck. The predators include leopards (not frequently seen) and hyena. It also has an impressive variety of birds.

    The game viewing is enhanced because the Shire River flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as walking safaris and game drives in 4x4s.

  • Go diving in Lake Malawi


    Lake Malawi is one of the most appealing of the great lakes of Africa and is three quarters the length of Malawi.

    Its crystal clear waters are teeming with colourful freshwater fish so makes for a very popular diving location and is surrounded by white sandy beaches.

  • Visit Majete Wildlife Reserve


    The Majete Wildlife Reserve has good populations of most game including leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, sable antelope, zebra, hartebeest, eland and black rhino.

    It is situated in the Lower Shire Valley and African Parks have taken responsibility for the rehabilitation and long term managagement of the reserve.

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Located just below the equator, Malawi's topography is mountainous and it's climate tropical. Read More

Located just below the equator, Malawi's topography is mountainous and it's climate tropical. A hot and rainy season spanning from November to April is followed by a relatively cool dry season from mid-May to mid-August. The temperatures vary according to the altitude so whilst the lowlands can be hot and humid, the higher grounds are much more pleasant.

The best time to visit Malawi is during the drier winter months as this is when the vegetation is thinnest and the wildlife viewing at its best. The rainy mid summer months of January and February can get uncomfortably hot and humid while some of the roads in the national parks become impassable making animal sightings much rarer.

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