- Relax and enjoy Lake Malawi's beaches and activities
- Visit the traditional fishing villages and craft markets
- Sail on MV Ilala and take in the stunning scenery
- Safari in Nyika and Liwonde National Parks
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The name 'Malawi' is believed to come from a native word meaning 'flaming water' or 'tongues of fire', referring to the dazzling reflections the sun makes on the waters of the lake. A fifth of the country is covered by water in the form of lakes and rivers. The beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and rich culture of its friendly people make Malawi a wonderful place to visit. The Malawian people are, without doubt, its greatest asset.
- Malawi lies within the Great African Rift Valley, with its lake being the most prominent feature. Much of the land surface is a high plateau, with rugged highlands in the north, and lowlands of the Shire Valley in the south.
- Of the many languages spoken, English is the official language while Chichewa is the national language, spoken by almost half the population. There are numerous other languages also spoken in the country.
- For most activities, the best time to visit is the dry season from early May to late October. Malawi's best weather is in August, with July being the coolest month.
The landlocked country of Malawi has so much to offer today’s traveller: wildlife; culture; adventure; scenery and water activities galore. Mainly known for its enormous lake, Malawi is still unspoiled by mass tourism and away from the lake, visitors can enjoy several wildlife parks and reserves where animals are now thriving thanks to excellent conservation projects implemented throughout the country.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Malawi has to offer, here are a few our favourites:
- Lake Malawi
- Liwonde National Park
- Nyika National Park
- Majete Wildlife Reserve
- Likoma and Chizumulu Islands
Lake Malawi offers a great selection of lake activities including gorgeous beaches for swimming, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and water-skiing.
Liwonde rests at the southern tip of the lake and is home to wildlife including elephant, hippo, Burchell's zebra, black rhino, monitor lizard and African fish eagle.
In the north, Nyika is one of Malawi's jewels, home to wildlife including antelope, zebra, bushbuck, leopard, hyena, jackal, warthog, bushpig, elephants and buffalo.
Visit the famous tea growing estates in the lush green rolling hills of Thylo. Explore the farms and learn about the industry in one of Malawi’s prettiest regions.
A conservation success story, Majete has transformed itself into Malawi’s only ‘Big Five’ destination after a series of species reintroductions.
The only two habited islands on Lake Malawi, Likoma and Chizumulu are a fusion of history, modernity and a true blend of Malawian cultures.