Liwonde River, Malawi


Adventure Holidays in Malawi

Known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’, what Malawi lacks in size it makes up for in opportunity. Malawi holidays offer bountiful wildlife, high peaks and breathtaking lakes, marshland and remote village life. This is Africa and then some. Whether you are driving, cycling or on foot there are plenty of ways to experience the diversity of the Malawian landscape.

With a Big Five wildlife park, Malawi is as good as any place in Africa to go on safari and search for nature’s most magnificent beasts. And with lakes and mountains to keep you occupied on a day’s exploration, wind down in the humid evenings by watching traditional dances and sampling local rustic staples such as nsima, a starchy porridge, or dziwala, fried grasshopper. The hospitality in Malawi is as warm as the sun, and here you will hear stories of friendship and gratitude around the campfire that will stay with you for life.

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Highlights of Malawi trips

Lake Malawi: The most dominant feature of the country, this 560km-long lake is lined with magnificent beaches and fascinating villages and also offers some great snorkelling opportunities. 

Liwonde National Park: Hugging the Shire River in the south, this beautiful national park is home to elephants, hippos, antelope, leopards, hyena and the occasion lion. 

Mount Mulanje: The highest peak in Central Africa at over 3000m, Mulanje is surrounded by waterfalls and wilderness. Locals have named the peak the ‘island in the sky’ because of the way it stands among the clouds and rises up. 

Nyika Plateau: Ride a horse across the rolling landscapes of northern Malawi at the Nyika Plateau. This national park is a refreshing sanctuary after a hot safari drive, but is not without its wildlife. There are 200 varieties of orchid species as well as zebra, leopard, hyena, chameleons, tropical frogs and several unique birds to behold if you look hard enough.

Why not try a Tailormade Adventure?

As well as our range of fixed-departure group holidays to Malawi listed below, did you know we can also arrange adventures for you, your friends and family on dates to suit you? In many cases we can modify our standard itineraries, upgrade the accommodation, or add on a few days for relaxation at the end. See our Tailormade Adventures page for more information, or call 020 3733 4849.