Malawi Holiday Destinations

Experience the warm smiles of the friendly people of Malawi as you explore its wealth of spectacular holiday destinations. This country’s winning formula of wildlife, lake, landscape and culture sees many visitors flocking in.

  • Malawi lies within the Great Rift Valley system
  • The country is one of the world’s safest tourist destinations.
  • It is home to Lake Malawi, the 9th largest lake in the world, and the 3rd largest and 2nd deepest lake in Africa.
  • There are 5 national parks and 4 game reserves


Experience firsthand the unique culture, warmth and hospitality of the local people. Malawi has something for everyone and whatever your reason for visiting, be it a honeymoon, family holiday or solo sojourn, you can be sure of a memorable holiday where you are greeted with smiling faces at every turn.


The highlight of all trips to Malawi, Lake Malawi boasts some gorgeous golden sandy beaches. Enjoy a wide range of water sports from kayaking to scuba diving, fishing, snorkelling and everything in between.

Discover the magnificent Lake Malawi in the East African Rift system, stretching more than 482km. The best of beach and bush in this heart of Africa with a selection of  Lake Malawi Lodges


  • A NATURALIST PARADISE: Blessed with a fair share of large mammals, including the classic Big 5, Malawi is definitely worth a visit. The geographical diversity featuring mountainous regions, lush indigenous forests and a freshwater lake affords plenty of exciting opportunities for both seasoned and first-time travellers.
  • LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK: Here you will find some of the best game viewings in Malawi, such as elephants, antelope, and a large a variety of bird species. Experience the bush by going on morning bush walks with experienced guides. Go on exhilarating boat rides where you can spot hippos and crocodiles. Sit at the water’s edge in the evenings and quietly watch the wildlife that surrounds you.
  • LILONGWE: The capital of Malawi, with New Town in the North and Old Town in the South. Old Town has wonderful markets, street cafés and bustling restaurants, making it an interesting place to visit. The markets offer Indian spices and clothing stalls where you can test your skills at bargaining. It also offers a golf club if you feel like a swing or two.
  • MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE:This is a 70 000 hectare conservation area situated in the Lower Shire Valley that is home to the Big 5, as well as a variety of other animals and birdlife. Activities include guided nature walks, game drives and sunset safaris.
  • YACHT CHARTERS ON LAKE MALAWI: What better way to explore than on a live aboard catamaran. Snorkel, fish, swim and explore the many inlets and islands with your captain and experienced crew.

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Lake Malawi accommodation

Lake Malawi is the 9th largest lake in the world. It is also the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. Discover this magnificent body of freshwater body in the East African Rift system, stretching more than 482km. Lake Malawi takes up more than a third of the country in water with a total surface area of about 30000km2.

Nyika National Park

Visiting the Nyika Plateau is an unforgettable experience. Revel in one of Malawi’s most important water catchment areas. Nyikaaptly means “where the water comes from” and from here, the water flows down into Lake Malawi, cascading over many waterfalls on the eastern edge of the mountains.

tongole lodge malawi

Discover Malawi’s oldest and least-developed protected area covering an expanse of only 1 802 square kilometers of pristine terrain. Find the exquisite Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi, a few kilometers from Lake Malawi in the east.

Mount Mulanje Accommodation

Climb Mount Mulanje if you dare and reach the summit which is aptly named Sapitwa or “Don’t go there!” in the local dialect. Avid climbers and lovers of Malawi should experience Mount Mulanje for the sheer challenge of it and then the breath-taking views from the top.

Malawi Interior accommodation

Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, is celebrated for its friendly people, breathtaking scenery, diverse tourist attractions and exceptional accommodation. Experience this small landlocked country as a gentle introduction to the continent if you are first time travelers.

Majete reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve is an amazing success story of recovery and restoration. Visit a unique conservation and tourist destination transformed by the reintroduction of species previously eradicated by poaching.

Liwonde National Park

Spend valuable time in Liwonde National Park, considered the most prolific wildlife area in Malawi. If you love smaller spaces and seeing numerous elephant and hippo, this place is for you. You won’t see many leopards or lions. But enjoy game drives, walks and boat trips ending with a fantastic sun downer looking over the Shire River.


Lilongwe is the bustling capital city of Malawi. Find it in the central region, on the Lilongwe River, near the borders of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. Explore Malawi’s largest metropolis and mingle with the more than 900 000 people living there.

Likoma Island

Find a quaint Malawian island still unaffected by human development. There are no paved roads and very few cars on this 17 square kilometer isle in Lake Malawi. Meet some of the 6 000 inhabitants, most of whom are traditional fishermen. Stroll into the center of Likoma Island to Mbamba Village. Wander the charming cobbled streets and stop awhile.

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