Malawi in southern Africa, although a landlocked county, is known for it's sandy beaches and unspoilt islands spread through the vast Lake Malawi, which covers 29,600 square kilometres along the eastern border. With high plateaus and gently rolling Shire Highlands, Malawi is a country that’s both beautiful and diverse, and is home to a large amount of varied flora and fauna.

Malawi has a wonderfully varied topography, from the great rift valley and its high mountainous plateaus to the gently rolling Shire Highlands that lie to the south of Lake Malawi. Despite being landlocked, this large crystal-clear lake on Malawi’s eastern border is dotted with secluded islands and untouched beaches on its western shore, adding to the natural beauty of Malawi. The lake is the third largest and second deepest in Africa and is the habitat of more species of fish than any other body of freshwater. Malawi is a small and friendly country bordered by Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east and south. The national parks in Malawi offer varied species and beautiful scenery, in which Malawi has two sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List; Lake Malawi National Park and the Chongoni Rock Art Area. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Malawi:

  • Take a private boat trip out into Lake Malawi and spend the day in pure isolation, snorkelling off the boat in Lake Malawi’s clear and warm waters, home to an incredible number of fish.
  • Stay on the remote Likoma, a tiny and secluded island in the middle of Lake Malawi.
  • Explore the Liwonde National Park, for a chance to spot hippos and crocodiles, bathing in the Shire River.

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Classic Zambia Safari and Malawi

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi

This wonderful combination of Zambia and Malawi takes you on a safari adventure to explore the game-packed South Luangwa National Park with an expert guide to the clear waters of Lake Malawi where the remainder of your holiday will be spent relaxing on the shores, or swimming in the lake.

Best for: Wildlife, Couples, Diving, Fishing

Zambia and Malawi Honeymoon

Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

A dazzling Zambia and Malawi honeymoon combination which includes the South Luangwa National Park, a short but sweet stop in Lower Zambezi National Park - both offering exceptional guiding and fabulous game-viewing - before rounding off the trip with some time on the stunning Lake Malawi for watersports galore and some rest and rejuvenation.

Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon

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Call us on 08 503 36 406 to start planning your holiday to Malawi

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