Malawi is go!

October 8th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Malawi, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Malawi is go!

Short break
Malawi is one of the friendliest places in Africa, where true African hospitality is at its very best.  If you are short of time, Lake Malawi is very ‘doable’ and you will find wide Malawi smiles meeting you at every turn, fresh home-grown, sun kissed food, and clear clean water for any number of watersports. Kaya Mawa is one of our favourite lodges and a perfect place to travel to alone, as a couple, or with a group of friends.

Kaya Mawa on Lake Malawi is an all-round wonderful place to stay

A week in Malawi
One of Malawi’s hidden treasures is the ground-breaking conservation work that goes on behind the scenes here.  A week would be enough time to explore the quiet (tourist wise) but beautiful national parks. Two of our favourites are Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde, where conservationists have worked tirelessly to re-home hundreds of elephant and keep many species, including lion, leopard, rhino, sable and buffalo safe.  You’ll also find some of Africa’s biggest crocodiles here.  A post pandemic treat would need to combine Mkulumadzi in Majeti with Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde.

Excellent wildlife viewing in Majete Wildlife Reserve close to Mkulumadzi

Two week holiday in Malawi
‘ Malawi was one of our best family holidays ever’, writes Alice Gully of Aardvark Safaris, who has three children.  The Malawian ‘can do’ approach to life makes driving around the country very easy and a good way to fully immerse yourself in local life. As well as the crystal blue waters of Lake Malawi and the Garden of Eden style wildlife reserves, there is plenty more to explore if you have time. The Zomba Plateau is an interesting place to visit, with Zomba Forest Lodge a characterful spot, or  head to Lujeri Lodge and climb Mt Mulanje for incredible views over the tea plantations.

Lions snoozing in the sun close to Mvuu Lodge

What next?
We would be delighted to help you plan a dream safari in Malawi. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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