Travel to Malawi for a beach holiday
Travel to Malawi for a classic tropical beach holiday. The country may be hundreds of miles inland but magnificent Lake Malawi has everything you need: warm, clear water under sunny skies, hammocks slung between palm trees and dramatic sunsets. You can scuba dive among clouds of sparkling fish, paddle a canoe to deserted beaches, and enjoy local cuisine and lakeside culture.
Our Top Regions to Visit in Malawi:
- Lake Malawi – much of the lake is protected & home to beachfront resorts & honeymoon hideaways in an unspoilt, palm-fringed setting. Explore the lake by boat & kayak, scuba dive among clouds of brightly coloured fish, or just laze in a hammock & watch the world slowly go by.
- Liwonde National Park – travel to Liwonde to see Africa’s heavyweight animals such as elephant, buffalo & hippo. Night drives reveal the park’s more elusive residents – hyena, serval cats and giant owls. It’s close to Lake Malawi, easily accessed and an excellent bird watching destination. A cruise on the Shire River is highly recommended.
- Majete Wildlife Reserve – a conservation success story, Majete is Malawi’s best destination to search for the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard & buffalo. You’ll see many antelope species as well as zebra, hippo & crocodile & the bird watching is also very good. Activities include game drives, guided walks & boat cruises.
Malawi travel is usually in combination with other African destinations. In particular, it’s a country that blends well with neighbouring Zambia. Travellers have the chance to view Victoria Falls, enjoy a big game safari and then kick back on a golden beach. You could also add Malawi to a South African tour or even Botswana for an equally rich and diverse itinerary.
And Malawi is rapidly becoming more than just a beach destination: its national parks and game reserves are increasingly attractive for the seasoned safari traveller. Liwonde and Majete are the best ones and are easy to build into a Malawi travel itinerary. You’ll sit back to game viewing by 4X4, boat and even on foot; highlights include elephants, hippos, crocodiles & many antelope species.
You’ll also enjoy the hospitality of a country long known as Africa’s friendliest – service always comes with a smile in Malawi. Families with children will love the safe and welcoming nature of Malawi; romantics will appreciate its natural beauty and panoramic views.
Malawi accommodation ranges from value-for-money beach resorts to luxurious hideaways on private islands, ideal for honeymooners. There are a handful of safari camps and lodges in the best reserves, often the sister camps of safari accommodation in Zambia which makes travel between the two countries much easier.