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Malawi Holidays

Malawi describes itself as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ as its people are so welcoming. Its landscape is defined by the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi, one of the great freshwater lakes of the Rift Valley.
 
Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and laps the shores of Mozambique to the east and Tanzania to the north. Visiting this huge inland sea of over 11,000 square miles is a magical experience. Dubbed the ‘Lake of Stars’ by Livingstone, due to the many fishermen’s lanterns seen at night, Lake Malawi is the journey’s end for most visitors to the country. It holds more variety of aquarium fish species than any other body of water on earth, and is dotted with tiny islands and pristine beaches.
 
Seasoned travellers are increasingly extending their visit beyond Lake Malawi to include the verdant tea estates of Mount Mulanje in the south and the wildlife of Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve.
 
It is just a short hop by small aircraft from Zambia’s South Luangwa to Lake Malawi and this safari and beach combination has long been popular. Also consider adding a visit to the Victoria Falls for a truly special trip.
 
We offer a wide range of Malawi holidays at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to meet your requirements and budget. Call us on 01582 766122 or email us, for memorable holidays to Lake Malawi!
 
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Defined by crystal clear Lake Malawi, this long and thin land-locked country offers visitors an outstanding freshwater beach experience, the ideal complement to a safari in neighbouring Zambia or in one of its own vastly improved wildlife reserves.
 
Originally named Lake Nyasa by David Livingstone, vsitors to Lake Malawi can choose from a selection of castaway boutique accommodation, ranging from eco lodges with hot water bucket showers to luxury villa-style properties with infinity pools and superb dining options. Most properties have wonderful lake views and guests can enjoy many water-based activities, typically including snorkelling, diving, kayaking, sailing, fishing and sunset cruises. Some of the best fresh water diving and snorkelling is found at Mumbo Island towards the southwest of the lake.
 
In Mozambican waters, but belonging to Malawi, Likoma Island is the largest of Lake Malawi’s inhabited islands and here you can visit the surprisingly grand Anglican St Peter’s Cathedral, built by missionaries following in the footsteps of David Livingstone. An exclusive beach lodge is also located on the north-eastern Mozambican shore of the lake and is easier to reach from Malawi. Ideal for those seeking the ultimate in luxurious seclusion, the lakeside setting here is exquisite, with stunning white sandy beaches and virgin wilderness backdrop. There is also a sleep-out option here.
 
Malawi’s most popular reserve, Liwonde National Park, is located on the east bank of the upper reaches of the Shire River, between Lake Malawi and the commercial hub Blantyre. The Shire Valley forms the southern end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and game activities here centre on the river, where visitors should get good sightings of impala, kudu, waterbuck and other species of antelope, as well as elephant, buffalo and hippo. Bird watching is also outstanding, and as there are no lions in Liwonde, visitors can opt for a walking safari, bike ride or canoe trip along the river.
 
About four hours drive south of Liwonde, Majete Wildlife Reserve is a virtually undiscovered game reserve in the Lower Shire Valley. Majete is one of Africa’s huge conservation success stories, as large mammals have been successfully re-introduced in recent years. Here you can hope to see elephant, black rhino, leopard, buffalo, zebra, sable antelope, hartebeest, suni and eland, as well as many other smaller species. Lion have also recently been re-introduced to Majete, making it a big-five reserve once again.
 
The tea estates of the fertile Thyolo region in the far south of the country are found in the foothills of Mount Mulanje, Malawi’s highest mountain peak, and provide an interesting stop on an in-depth tour of the country. This area is a scenic wonderland of rivers, rolling hills, woodlands and forests.
 
The diversity and accessibility of different habitats, including residual montane rainforest in the south, makes Malawi a paradise for birdwatchers with around 650 recorded species. Notable species in Liwonde and the Shire Valley include Mottled spinetail, Livingstone’s flycatcher and Bohm’s bee-eater. The endangered chat, Thyolo alethe, can be spotted in the Mount Mulanje and Thyolo regions.
 
Beautiful Zomba Plateau and Nyika Plateau are situated high in the mountains, with breathtaking views.
South Luangwa Safari + Lake Malawi
VRT7L
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,294
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Experience wild Zambia with a safari along the meandering oxbow lakes of South Luangwa, with game viewing by 4x4 or on foot. Fly to Lake Malawi, discovered by the great explorer David Livingstone, who aptly name it the Lake of Stars". This World Heritage site with its clear waters is teeming with tropical fish, perfect for snorkelling. Light aircraft flights, all game drives & transfers included.
Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Vacations South Luangwa Zambia
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Lusaka
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South Luangwa
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Walking Safaris
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Game Drives
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Ox Bow Lakes
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Lion & Leopard
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Bird Watching
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
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Lusaka
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South Luangwa
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Walking Safaris
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Game Drives
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Ox Bow Lakes
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Lion & Leopard
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Bird Watching
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
Lake Malawi: Likomo Island + Nkwichi, Mozambique
VRW8L
9 NIGHTS
FROM £2,994
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combining two sides of the Lake of Stars, this luxury fly-in holiday visits both Mozambique & Malawi. Stay at Nkwichi Lodge where you can sleep out under the stars & luxurious Kaya Maya on Likoma Island. Enjoy swimming & snorkelling in crystal clear waters among aquarium fish & sailing on an Arab dhow. Light aircraft flights & all transfers included.
Lake Malawi Holidays Likoma Island Mozambique Honeymoon
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Lake Niassa
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Snorkelling
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Sleep Out
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Star Gazing
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Paddle Boarding
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Lake Malawi
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Likoma Island
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Arab Dhow
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Canoeing
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Local Village
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Lake Niassa
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Snorkelling
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Sleep Out
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Star Gazing
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Paddle Boarding
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Lake Malawi
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Likoma Island
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Arab Dhow
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Canoeing
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Local Village
Nairobi to Johannesburg - Camping Tour
7YR30Nc
30 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This exciting camping tour starts in Nairobi & travels through 8 different countries to South Africa. Visit the game-rich Serengeti & Zanzibar, beautiful Lake Malawi, South Luangwa in Zambia, the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Caprivi in Namiba, Chobe in Botswana & Okavango. 4x4 overland truck, with dome tents & activity package included. Regular departures in both directions. Group size 4 to 18.
Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Tour
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Nairobi
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Serengeti Plains
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Zanzibar
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Lake Malawi
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South Luangwa
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Victoria Falls
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Okavango Delta
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Johannesburg
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Nairobi
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Serengeti Plains
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Zanzibar
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Lake Malawi
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South Luangwa
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Victoria Falls
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Okavango Delta
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Johannesburg
Discover Malawi - Privately Guided
VPM9B
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
If you would like to explore Malawi at your own pace, travelling with your own private guide, then this holiday is for you. From Blantyre visit a Tea Estate in the foothills of Mount Mulanje, visit  the Big Five Majete Wildife Reserve & beautiful Liwonde National Park on the Shire River, before relaxing on the shores of spectacular Lake Malawi. English speaking guide, transfers & all game drives included.
Lake Malawi Safari Holidays Majete Reserve Liwonde National Park
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Blantyre
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Tea Estates
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Thyolo Forest Reserve
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Majete Wildlife reserve
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Game Drives
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Liwonde National Park
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Shire River
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Beaches
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Blantyre
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Tea Estates
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Thyolo Forest Reserve
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Majete Wildlife reserve
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Game Drives
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Liwonde National Park
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Shire River
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Lake Malawi
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Snorkelling
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Beaches
Luxury Zambian Safari + Lake Niassa, Mozambique
VRP8L
8 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This luxury holiday combines Victoria Falls & the South Luangwa Valley with a romantic lodge on the Mozambique side of Lake Malawi (where it is called Lake Niassa), with star bed option. After visiting the 'Smoke that Thunders', enjoy an amazing fly-in Zambia safari before flying on to Lake Malawi, where you can canoe on the lake and snorkel among aquarium fish. All transfers & light aircraft flights included.
Flying Safari Zambia Malawi Victoria Falls Photo Lake Niassa
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Elephants
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Helicopter Flight
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safari
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Lake Niassa
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Elephants
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Helicopter Flight
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safari
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Lake Niassa
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Snorkelling
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Canoeing
Robin Pope Walking Safari: Luangwa + Lake Malawi
VVO10M
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Robin Pope is renowned for walking safaris in Southern Africa. This holiday starts at the Victoria Falls, before experiencing on foot the wonders of South Luangwa, known for its diversity of game viewing & bird life. Continue to the crystal clear waters of the "Lake of Stars" in Malawi to enjoy outstanding snorkelling & canoeing. Light aircraft flights, all game drives & transfers included.
Walking Safaris Zambia Robin Pope Safari South Luangwa
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South Luangwa National Park
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Game Drives
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Bush Walks
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Lions
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Elephant
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Leopards
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Rhino
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Lake Malawi
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Canoeing
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Snorkelling
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South Luangwa National Park
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Game Drives
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Bush Walks
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Lions
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Elephant
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Leopards
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Rhino
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Lake Malawi
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Canoeing
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Snorkelling
Nairobi to Johannesburg - Accommodated Tour
7YR30Na
30 NIGHTS
FROM £4,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Visit 8 different countries, as you journey from Kenya to South Africa on this overland tour that stays in rest camps. View wildlife in the Serengeti in Tanzania & visit Zanzibar, Lake Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia & Botswana. See the Victoria Falls & Okavango Delta, travelling in a rugged 4x4 overland truck, with activity package included. Regular departures in both directions. Group size 4 to 18.
Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Tour
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Nairobi
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Serengeti Plains
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Zanzibar
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Lake Malawi
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South Luangwa
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Victoria Falls
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Okavango Delta
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Johannesburg
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Nairobi
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Serengeti Plains
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Zanzibar
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Lake Malawi
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South Luangwa
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Victoria Falls
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Okavango Delta
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Johannesburg
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