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lake-malawi

Why go to Malawi

Malawi is the heart of Africa. The people are friendly and welcoming, the countryside is beautiful, the lake is phenomenal and this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Unparalleled Diving, gorgeous beaches, a temperate climate make this a destination worth adding to your list of places to see.

Also great for birders especially in the months of October and November. Lake Malawi has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in the world. Malawi has over 400 species of orchids and wild flowers . Malawi has a cultural heritage largely untouched by civilisation.

 

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Where to go in Malawi 

Lake Malawi

The Lake is the 9th largest lake in the world and covers almost a 5th of Malawi itself. Almost 500 different species of fish have been identified that are endemic to Lake Malawi. The lake has a perfect temperature and it is known as one of the foremost freshwater diving destinations in the world.

Community Projects are all over Malawi and nearly all campsites or companies have a favorite that they will support.

 

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When to go to Malawi

Malawi has two distinct seasons, with the summer rainy season being from November to April. The winter months are drier and down on shores of the Lake, the weather is still sunny and warm and perfect for those beach days. Months of January and February are the mid summer months when the rainy season is at its peak and the temperatures are very hot and humid. The cooler months are from May to September. The lush green summer months are from November to April also a great time to visit ! May and June are the cooler months however still green. Game viewing is best during the hottest time of the year and the dry season when the animals are forced to hang out at the waterholes …you will have a way better chance of spotting a wide variety of wildlife during the winter / dry months .

For updated weather forecasts across Africa, please visit www.africanweather.net .

 

Most Popular Tours In Malawi

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

3 Weeks
We make our way to Arusha and the Serengeti National Park where you are sure to see incredible wildlife before setting off for the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Zanzibar, perfect for rest and relaxation after a busy big 5 safari. We travel into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi and spend some time on the shores of her fresh water lake and finally on to the pristine South Luangwa National park in Zambia.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 18
  • Local Payment: N/A
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From ZAR 16,450 pps and Activity Package from ZAR 6,650 pp

32 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

4 weeks+
Experience Southern & Eastern Africa's culture, geography and wildlife. This adventurous trip takes you to top game parks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and to unique sites as Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls. Relax at the beaches of Zanzibar and Malawi .
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 790
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From ZAR 23,100 pps and local payment USD 890 pp

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Budget Camping Safari

3 weeks
There’s plenty of action on this trip, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are Tanzania’s best known game reserves, and Zanzibar is a tropical paradise that’s steeped in history and tradition. It’s impossible not to relax on the golden beaches of Lake Malawi. Chobe National Park offers a superb game viewing opportunity. Victoria Falls offers great adventure activities and is a perfect way to end this awesome safari trip.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 480
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From ZAR 17,300 pps and local payment USD 530 pp

56 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Adventure

9 Weeks
Every highlight imaginable from Naiorbi thourgh to Cape Town. Gorilla trekking, Serengeti, Zanzibar, Vic Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta, the Namib and beautiful Cape Town.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Cape-Town
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 1470
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From ZAR 41,900pps and USD 1,670 Local payment and From USD 2184 pp Gorilla trekking permit

42 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

6 Weeks +
We travel from the bustling capital of Nairobi to the mother city of Cape Town. In between we search for the “big five” in world renowned game parks, relax on white-sand beaches, snorkel the magnificent reefs on Zanzibar, and enjoy the tranquil setting along Lake Malawi. Southern Africa doesn’t disappoint with the majestic Victoria Falls, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia and impressive Table Mountain.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends:Cape Town
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 1015
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From ZAR 27,900 pps and local payment USD 1,210

56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour

8 weeks
The most spectacular sceneries, wildlife and cultures that Africa has to offer! Experience the absolute top highlights on this 56 day journey of a lifetime.
  • Starts: Cape Town
  • Ends:Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 18
  • Local Payment:N/A
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From ZAR 66,150 pps and Activity Package ZAR 28,320 pp and Gorilla Permit from USD 630 - 730
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