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Magical Malawi Holidays

If you're looking for the gentler side of Africa? Malawi, locally called ' the warm heart of Africa' is where you'll find it.

  • White sand beaches, magical snorkelling, and even diving, sailing and water sports, but all on a fresh water lake, instead of the sea.
  • Wonderful wildlife safaris, in beautiful wild places, but with relatively little big game and few predators, so ideal for walking and birding.
  • Beautiful, varied scenery from dense forest and bush, to immaculate tea plantations.
  • And magical places to stay from rustic to superb luxury.

If it's a laid back holiday in beautiful surroundings among fantastically friendly people that you're looking for, let us plan you a trip to magical Malawi. With access to all the best lodges, hotels and tour operators at the best prices, we work only with those who provide you with the best service and work in the most responsible way. We will make you flexible bookings, all ABTA and ATOL secured.

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Magical Malawi Holiday Options

There are many things that you may want to do in Malawi. Here are some of them:

Lake Side Holidays

The main thing that Malawi has you can find nowhere else: the magical Lake Malawi. The lake covers a fifth of the land area of Malawi and in the north it is 700 metres deep. Fishing is important to the country's economy, but mainly it offers wonderful holiday opportunities.

The warm clear water is a swimmer's dream, and with 450 species of fish, the snorkelling and diving are fantastic. Of course, it is also great for kayaking, sailing and fishing. 

Around the lake there are wonderful opportunities for hiking and horse riding.


Malawi is not one of the main safari destinations in Africa, but, provided that you are not looking for the Big 5, it has lovely safari options.

  • Nyika National park and Vwaza Wildlife Reserve in the north offer beautiful vistas of forest, rolling grassland, thin woodland and marsh. There is fantastic birdlife, with specials such as Denham's bustard, wattled crane and red-winged frankolin. There are lots of plains animals, some elephants and a few buffalo.
  • Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in the centre of the country is a rugged combination of miombo woodland, tall grasses and rainforest. Much of it is inaccesible in vehicles but great for walking safaris. Again, birds are a major attraction with specials like giant kingfishers and palmnut vultures.
  • Liwonde and Majete Wildlife reserves in the south of the country are the best options for game viewing. They both have rhino, elephant, buffalo, eland, kudu, zebra, warthog, sable, waterbuck, impala and Lichtenstein's hartebeest as well as plenty of hippos and crocodiles and the occasional leopard. Both are great for birding and Liwonde on the magical Shire River is one of the few places where you can be confident of seeing Pel's fishing owl.


Throughout Malawi, whether in the reserves described above or in the tea plantations, and of course, beside the lake and along the rivers, the birding is magical. Whether you want to do it yourself as part of a safari or lakeside holiday or whether you want a specialised birding tour with an ornithologist as a guide, Malawi will satisfy your birding expectations to the full.

If all this is a little too tame, why not go on an exciting safari in Zambia or Tanzania and follow it up with some down time in a magical luxury lodge on an island in Lake Malawi?

Whatever you are looking for, we can find it for you, make sure that it is the best of the best, book it for you at a great price with ABTA and ATOL security, get you there in the most convenient way and make sure that your holiday is as free as possible from any hassle or stress.

To start the planning process, contact us and we will get back to you for a no-obligation chat!

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Travel Time

With One Or Two Stops From Major Airports to Blantyre: From 15 Hours Outbound & 19 Hours Inbound

Time Difference

At 12 o'clock in the UK it's 2 o'clock in the Malawi, or 1 o'clock during daylight saving.


Take a look at this graph to see how the average temperatures and average rainfall in Blantyre, the most representative city in Malawi, compare with London!

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