Horse riding, game viewing, canoeing on the lake, bird watching
A lovely country, populated by exceptionally kind and welcoming people and dominated by its beautiful, eponymous lake, Malawi is a treat for travellers in search of the less-discovered. We wouldn’t recommend it for an Africa first-timer (it has very diverse wildlife but not the classic big game viewing) although for bird watchers it’s a must: Lake Malawi is a major stopover point on the main migratory routes to South Africa.
With the Great Rift Valley running through the country, there is a fantastic diversity of terrain, from Central Africa’s highest peak, Sapitwe, to the highland plateau and stunning Lake Malawi.
The third largest lake in Africa, its translucent, pale green waters are thought to host the largest number of endemic fish of any freshwater lake in the world, while its shores of amber-coloured sand offer all that you’d expect of a beach holiday – albeit in the most incongruous setting.
Malawi is often overlooked, in favour of more celebrated neighbours, but it offers superb value for money, and is particularly good for families.
All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange a ten day holiday in Malawi excluding flights from £4200 per person.