Chintheche Inn
Lake Malawi

Chintheche Inn is set on the western shores of central Lake Malawi. The beaches are palm-fringed, dotted by ancient fishing villages and patches of lowland tropical forest.


Danforth Yachting Lodge
Lake Malawi

Danforth Yachting, situated at Cape Maclear bordering Lake Malawi National Park, offers superb accommodation. Surrounded by islands, this is one of the most beautiful locations on the lake...


Kaya Mawa Lodge
Lake Malawi

Kaya Mawa Lodge is situated on the south-western tip of Likoma Island at the head of a crescent-shaped bay, surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs...


Mumbo Island Camp
Lake Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp is named after the tropical island on which it is built. The crystal-clear, warm waters of Lake Malawi National Park boast some 2000 species...


Pumulani Beach Lodge
Lake Malawi

Pumulani is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula in the south of Lake Malawi. David Livingstone named Lake Malawi ‘Lake of Stars’ for good reason. According to experts this lake is home to more native fish species than any other lake in the world...


Mvuu Camp
Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River with a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park...


Mvuu Wilderness Lodge
Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is set on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River. The Shire River is Lake Malawi's only exit making it the largest in the country, and forms the western boundary of the internationally acclaimed Liwonde National Park...


Mkulumadzi Lodge
Majete Wildlife Reserve

Set in 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi Lodge enjoys an ideal location at the confluence of two rivers just a few kilometres from the point where the magnificent Shire River plunges into the Kapichira Falls...


Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Tongole Wilderness Lodge has been hand-built by a local workforce and combines a luxurious level of finish with traditional style and extensive use of local materials...


Chelinda Lodge
Nyika & Vwaza

Chelinda Lodge is set against a pocket of hagenia woodland and overlooks vast tracts of Nyika National Park's grasslands dotted with large herd of roan, eland and zebra...


Ku Chawe
Zomba & Mulanje

Situtated high above Zomba, the historic old colonial capital of Malawi, Sunbird Ku Chawe sits on the rim of Zomba plateau and shares its views over Africa with a unique high tropical microclimate and a huge biodiversity of birds and animals...


Day 1 - 3: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Sprawling across 700 square kilometres of the Great African Rift Valley, Majete Wildlife Reserve’s undulating terrain incorporates grassy plains, riverside groves and forests of marula, acacia and leadwood interspersed with palms and the occasional baobab tree. The park provides a sanctuary for a diverse mix of wildlife, including black rhino, antelope and warthog, while the Shire River is populated by large numbers of crocodiles and hippos. Lodging options include chalets and a wonderfully scenic campsite set above the Matitu Falls.

Day 4 - 6: Liwonde National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Although Liwonde is one of Malawi’s smaller parks is arguably the most popular of all the game parks. Malawi’s principle river, the Shire, forms its western boundary and is the reserve’s life blood. With plentiful water hippos, crocodiles and elephants are in good supply and black rhino has been re-introduced into the area. The birding is excellent and a favourite sighting among twitchers is the Pel’s fishing owl.

Day 7 - 10: Lake Malawi

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lake Malawi is an integral part of this beautiful country, the Lake is 3/4 the length of Malawi and plays a major role in feeding much of the population. Numerous fishing villages are scattered along its length but there are still miles and miles of uninhabited golden beaches which form the country’s major tourist attraction. Lake Malawi has more species of fish than any other freshwater lake in the world, with over 600 species of fish in the Lake Malawi National Park alone. 

The 590 km long and 85 km wide Lake is the third largest lake in Africa, occupying one fifth of Malawi’s total area. At 700m it is incredibly deep its lowest point is more than 200m below sea level.

An ideal destination for everyone with a wide range of activities including snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, water skiing and sun set dhow cruises.

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Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks and some of the friendliest people in Africa. It is no wonder that it is known as the "warm heart of Africa." Malawi is a country in the heart of central southern Africa that offers a true African experience at a relatively low cost. It is a long and narrow, landlocked country covering more than 1,000km from north to south. Lake Malawi, nearly 600km long and up to 80km wide, dominates the countryside.

There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa's Great Rift Valley, the largest single geographical feature on Earth. This ancient 5,000km-long geological formation bisects much of Africa from Egypt to Botswana and boasts a bewildering array of habitats and lush vegetation. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of much of the Rift Valley - and Malawi displays them all.


Malawi is a year round destination and whilst the summer months from Nov – Apr is the rainy season, camps remain open and all but the remotest corners are accessible. Malawi had such diverse habitats that bird watching is superb, with over 650 recorded species

Lake Malawi offers sun, sand and relaxation year round and is the perfect way to end a safari in Malawi or Zambia


Lake Malawi dominates the country and is a superb freshwater beach destination, but also offers yachting, fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and Scuba diving

Safari options are varied and exciting with the famous Liwonde and emerging Majete reserves soon to offer Big 5

Malawi has some of the friendliest people in Africa and just meeting them is a rewarding experience in itself

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