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Why go to Malawi

Malawi, previously known as Nyasaland during colonial times, shares a border with Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique and is one of Africa’s smallest nations. Malawi is known to be The Heart Of Africa; showcasing not only their own beauty and lifestyles, but representing so many other African nations through their political and economic structure and idyllic scenery. 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. The beauty of travelling to Malawi is that you can see something of everything that the country has to offer. For instance, whether you’re in the north, central or south you’ll be able to tour the magnificent Lake Malawi, and regardless of where you find yourself staying in Malawi accommodation, you’ll learn something exciting about the local tribes and custom, see it’s beautiful plains and mountains, and be able to observe the countries abundance of wildlife.

 

 

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Where to go in Malawi 

Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and is a true paradise. Located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, though mostly in Malawi, this lake is a major food source to hundreds of locals. Lake Malawi has been an attraction for thousands of years; locals, explorers and settlers, it’s attracted them all. The lake is approximately 580 km long and is 75 km at its widest point. With this vastness, comes a variety of surrounding landscapes, communities and attractions; visiting this lake in Malawi is truly an exciting endeavor and adventure. Lake Malawi is populated with a variety of wildlife. It’s said to be the lake with the world’s largest fish population and thus makes the perfect fishing destination. It is also home to many hippos, crocodiles and fish eagles. Africa offers you the chance to explore the 9th largest lake in the world.

 

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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

42 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

42 days
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:2018 Rate UDS 1,700
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2018 Rates from ZAR 32,300 pps and local payment USD 1,700 pps

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

21 days
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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2018 Rates from ZAR 22,450 per person sharing plus Activity Package of ZAR 9,150 pp.

24 Day Southern Africa Camping Adventure

24 days
Experience the Best of Six Southern Africa countries: South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimabwe, Zambia, Malawi, in one combined camping trip. A wide selection of highlights include: Dhow Trip, Mozambique Beaches, Chobe Game Drive, Victoria Falls, Zambezi Canoe Trip, Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Mulanje Mountain Hike, Maputo & Kruger National Park.
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Johannesburg
  • Group Size: Max 16
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2018 rate from EUR 2,995 pps

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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2018 Rate from ZAR 87,340 pps and  Active Package ZAR 42,260 pp. 2019 Rate from ZAR 103,050 pps and  Active Package ZAR 24,390 pp

26 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Camping Safari

26 days
An express safari from Kenya to Zimbabwe with some of the best Wildlife Reserves in East and Southern Africa.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment:2018 Rates USD 1,690
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2018 Rates from ZAR 36,000 pps and Local payment of USD 1,690 pps

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Budget Camping Safari

21 days
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: 2018 Rates USD 1,400 pps
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2018 Rates from ZAR 19,400 pps and local payment USD 1,300 pps
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