Malawi

Dubbed ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ due to the legendary welcome extended to all who visit, Malawi is a small country with a big heart and an even bigger range of incredible tourist activities! Lake Malawi’s vast size, its warm freshwater and its gorgeous surrounding beaches make it a mecca for those seeking a year-round location to swim, scuba dive, snorkel, water ski, sail, kayak, parasail or simply potter about in boats. Malawi also boasts plenty of national parks providing a haven for a wide variety of wildlife including crocodiles, lions, elephants, hippos and even leopard. Culture vultures are also well served by numerous fascinating historical and cultural sites as well as visits to traditional Malawian villages to meet some ever-smiling Malawians going about their daily lives. With all of this exceptional culture, natural scenery and friendliness on offer, this unique African country is enchanting enough to captivate even the most jaded traveller.

Tours

2-3 Star Accommodation

Our 2 to 3 star accommodated safaris and tours use comfortable accommodation that is booked on a twin share basis. The majority of rooms have en-suite bathrooms and very occasionally they will have shared ablutions. All linen and bedding is provided.

Adventure Camping

Adventure camping requires participation. Your guide and assistant do all the meal preparation, however we ask guests to help (on rotation) with the washing up.  You will also need to assist with putting up your tent and packing the vehicle.  There are some long travel days which means early morning starts, so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

Travel Information

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Malawi are the “Type G ” British BS-1363 type (three rectangular blade plug). If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the…

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Banking

CurrencyThe local currency is known as Kwacha (MWK; symbol Mk) which is equal to 100 tambala. Notes come in denominations of Mk500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10…

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Cuisine

All water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or…

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Climate

Varies from cool in the highlands to warm around Lake Malawi. Winter (May to July) is dry and nights can be chilly, particularly in the highlands. The…

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Transport

Air Malawi (QM) is defunct as of 2013. Domestic flights are served by charter airline Ulendo Airlink (www.flyulendo.com) which serves destinations including…

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Dress

Lightweight cotton clothing is recommended year round in the Lake Malawi area, with warmer clothes advised in the mountains, particularly during winter…

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Regions

Kuti Wildlife Reserve

Located in Central Malawi, Kuti Wildlife Reserve is a sanctuary stretching over 2000 hectares of unspoilt terrain. The reserve plays a large role in developing responsible…

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Lilongwe

Resting on the banks of the Lilongwe River, the sprawling, bustling city of Lilongwe serves as the capital of Malawi. It is the largest city in…

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Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is situated at the southern tip of Lake Malombe in southern Malawi. Although Liwonde is one of Malawi’s smaller parks, it is arguably…

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Mulanje

The town of Mulanje lies at the base of Mount Mulanje, Central Africa’s highest mountain, and the gateway to its trekking trails. This giant massif measures…

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Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island is an ecotourist’s dream. Measuring just one square kilometre across, this remote islet is virtually uninhabited and covered with pristine miombo forests interspersed with…

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Senga

Senga is located at the tip of a broad peninsula jutting into the eastern part of Lake Malawi, 16 kilometres from Salima. The picturesque area boasts…

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