Holidays to Malawi

It may be one of Africa's smallest countries but when it comes to adventure and exploration, Malawi has much to offer; from mountaintops, grasslands and forests and unspoilt game reserves to Africa's third largest and most beautiful Lake, Lake Malawi.

Aerial of Kaya Mawa Lodge at Lake Malawi on holidays to Malawi The view at Nyika Plateau - Photo by Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris Sunset Pumulani Lodge, Lake Malawi

Highlights

  • Malawi is the 'warm heart of Africa' famous for its hospitality and welcoming people
  • Diversity of breath taking scenery
  • Scenic Lake Malawi offers excellent snorkelling and diving
  • Nine national parks offer good game viewing and excellent bird watching
  • Offers combinations of safari and beach
  • Safe tourist destination
  • Year round warm weather
  • Unique, 'off the beaten track' holiday destination

Fabled for its crystal clear waters and hundreds of tropical fish, it's a diver's paradise. But it doesn't stop there; you can snorkel and kayak the lake as well, relax on one of its sandy beaches or, better yet, pay a visit to one of its exotic islands. Feeling romantic? A sunset cruise isn't out of the question, Lake Malawi is known as the Lake of Stars after all.

Away from the lake expect to be wowed by Malawi's mountains, rolling green hills and National Parks which are particularly diverse in their game. Reserves such as Majete Wildlife Reserve contain the Big 5 and are virtually undiscovered by tourists, making for unique and exciting safaris.

Not adventurous enough? Mount Mulanje is waiting for you. Hiking enthusiasts will love the craggy tors of this 3,000m massif, rightly termed by locals 'The Island in the Sky' - are you up for the challenge?

While in the Mulanje area why not take advantage of the growing tea industry? Nothing like a cup of tea to relax. The scenery is to die for: with cascading waterfalls, lush farmland and thick forests - instant proof Malawi is one of Africa's hidden gems.

Malawi has enough on offer to explore as a destination in its own right but this land-locked country is one of our favourite spots to include at the start or end of safari. Its lake-side beaches are the perfect complement to an action-packed safari in one of its surrounding countries.

Holidays to Malawi might not be the first choice for a honeymoon or family holiday but this is its very appeal. Offering a very unique experience and accommodation which is mostly small and intimate, we are never surprised by its glowing reviews.

With action packed experiences, friendly people and stunning backdrops we found it impossible not to fall in love with the country known as the Warm Heart of Africa. Contact our Malawi specialists and we will tailor your perfect holiday.

Selected Malawi Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Malawi

All Malawi Itineraries
The beach at The Makokola Retreat

Exclusive Zambia and Lake Malawi Family Offer

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,950 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Malawi
Zambia
Locations
Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park
Scuba diving, Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi

Malawi Safari and Beach Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $3,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Malawi
Locations
Lake Malawi, Liwonde National Park
Sunset Pumulani Lodge, Lake Malawi

Nkwichi Mozambique Honeymoon

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $3,860 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Malawi
Mozambique
Locations
Manda Wilderness & Lake Malawi
Nyika Forest Birding - Photo by  Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Landscapes of Malawi

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $4,950 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Malawi
Locations
Lake Malawi, Lilongwe, Nyika Plateau

Malawi Holiday Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of their Malawi Holiday

Client Score: 4.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Malawi holiday

Constantin Milea

5

Beautiful country with fantastic places

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Malawi holiday

Mr Ian Smith & Ms Susan Bain

5

Overall we had an excellent trip. The recommended hotels and arrangements were excellent. Once again Mahlatini has shown that it provides an excellent services in the luxury travel market. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mahlatini to other travellers.

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Malawi holiday

Anonymous

5

All connections and arrangements worked perfectly. Though asked to sign a document waiving all rights by Malawian Style, managed to ignore, but a little disconcerting. The country is very dry and struggling at this time of year

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