Malawi Holidays

Malawi is one of the fastest growing destinations in terms of popularity in the world and if you haven't been yet, you are missing out. In the past, Malawi tended to be neglected by travellers: little known, small and hidden in the Great East African Rift Valley. Even today, it remains unspoilt by the mass tourism that has been the fate of other countries. Approaching 45,000 square miles /120,000 square kilometres in area; the country epitomises the saying ‘small is beautiful’. Landlocked it may be but it has its own inland ‘sea’ - the stunningly beautiful Lake Malawi.

It is the unique combination of landscape, wildlife, lake and, of course, the people which makes Malawi one of Africa’s most amazing countries. This is one of the safest and friendliest countries in the whole continent, offering you a fascinating variety of sights and experiences. The diversity of landscapes, the huge lake and the national parks and reserves provide the foundation for the unrivalled choice of safaris, water sports and outdoor activities on offer

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Visas are required by most non-residents. Visas can be applied for online - Approx 2 week approval or at the port of entry. Contact us for more information about visas.

Malawi can be broken up into three major seasons.

The Rainy Season runs from late November to about April/ May

Winter follows until about mid/ late August

Summer then runs into November

Temperatures can range in Winter between 9 and 20 degrees Celsius

Temperatures in the summer can be between 30 - 49 degrees Celsius

Malawi becomes very humid from November into January during the build up of the rains.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations for Malawi: COVID-19, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, polio and tetanus.
The currency is the Malawi Kwacha. Foreign currency can be freely exchanged at any Bank or Forex Bureaux in the country.
It is not recommended to drink tap water unless it has been boiled or filtered. Bottled water is widely available, except in very remote areas. But don't worry, we will make sure that you are well stocked up in the event that you decided to wander off the map.
As the weather differs so much and there is so much variety of things to do, it is important to pack for the time of year that you are travelling. Do not forget your sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes for the journey ahead.

Where should you go in Malawi?

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Northern Region

What can you get up to in Northern Malawi?
Journey north to the wild lands of Malawi, with rolling hills tempered by the calm shores of the lake to the east. Combine an authentic back to basics safari in Nyika National Park with a beach luxury break at Kaya Mawa with activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling and walking trails.

Central Region

What does Central Malawi have to offer?
Striking out from Lilongwe, the capital is incredibly rewarding; witnessing the efforts of the Malawian people to conserve the local wildlife. Check in on the wildlife centres and nature sactuaries or perhaps the Kumbali Cultural Village en route to the magnificent Lake Malawi.

Southern Region

What will you choose to do in Southern Malawi?
The most populated, developed and varied region of the country is its southern third. Much of South Malawi is dominated by the River Shire which snakes its way from the Lake while remaining within the Rift Valley. It crashes over falls and rapids and has leisurely stretches though broad plains. A mixture of highlands and plateaux, this is also the region with the most visited game park and most popular stretch of lakeshore
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