Malawi Family Holidays

Explore Malawi Family Holidays

Malawi is a wonderfully unique choice of destination for families with no shortage of adventures to be had including a Big 5 safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve. Whether you're kayaking with the kids on Lake Malawi, sharing exciting stories of wildlife sightings around the campfire in Liwonde National Park or trekking through the lush forests on top of Zomba Mountain, Malawi is one of Africa's hidden gems, perfect for the family on the look-out for something different.

Making the leap at Lake Malawi on a Malawi family holiday - Kayak Africa Swimming in Lake Malawi - Photo by Kayak Africa Family game drive Liwonde National Park - Photo by Wilderness Safaris Malawi

Despite not necessarily being known for family holidays most lodges in Malawi welcome children and teens, offering accommodation which is mostly small and very personal. Through thorough research our Mahlatini family holiday experts have chosen a few very special places run by warm and welcoming locals who go out of their way to make your family holiday extra special.

If you are the kind of family to take a leap of faith and visit somewhere which may be perceived to be a bit 'off the beaten track' we will passionately assist you in making this happen. We promise, you will not regret taking your children to the 'Warm Heart of Africa'.

Family holiday planning guide

Planning your next family holiday for Easter, Summer, Christmas or half-term? Then read our planning destination guide for some insipration and ideas.


  • A rare family holiday choice, packed with adventure
  • Known as the 'warm heart of Africa' its famous for its hospitality and welcoming people
  • Watersports on Lake Malawi including water skiing, wake boarding and a banana boat rides
  • Excellent diving, snorkelling and kayaking
  • Nine national parks offering good game viewing and excellent bird watching
  • Easy safari and beach combinations with Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Small and personal lodges offering special treats and added extras for families
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Selected Malawi Family Holidays Itineraries

All Malawi Family Holidays Itineraries
The beach at The Makokola Retreat

Exclusive Zambia and Lake Malawi Family Offer

Cost For Family of 4
From $11,630 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park
Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi - Photo by Kayak Africa

Southern Malawi Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $14,630 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Lake Malawi, Lilongwe, Liwonde National Park

Malawi Family Holiday Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of their Malawi Family Holiday

Client Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Malawi Family Holiday

Phillip & Linda Carling


Overall it was an amazing trip with definite segments ; animals , walking , memory lane and beach . The whole family loved it ; friendly and courteous people wherever we went , locations to die for , memories for a life time !

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Malawi Family Holiday

Roy Fraser & Anne Pfitzinger


Great voyage of discovery, learning and adventure

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