Malawi

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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Top Tours in Malawi

We’ve travelled the length and breadth of Malawi and tested every possible route to enable us to curate itineraries that work absolutely seamlessly, taking in the country’s many highlights at just the right pace. Packed with unique experiences and handpicked hotels, our trips deliver unforgettable travel moments.

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9 Days

Authentic Zambia and Malawi

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi
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14 Days

Best of Malawi

Liwonde, Nyika & Lake Malawi
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7 Days

Classic Malawi

Majete & Lake Malawi
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9 Days

Imagine Malawi

Blantyre, Southern Malawi, Lake Malawi
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Top Hotels in Malawi

Our specialists have travelled every inch of Malawi and stayed in countless hotels so that we can recommend only the very best ones to match your preferences. Whether you want to stay at the hottest property in the area or are looking for somewhere with rustic charm, our handpicked selection of hotels has every angle covered.

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Kaya Mawa

Likoma Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi
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Huntingdon House

Satemwa Tea Estate, Southern Malawi
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Kumbali Country Lodge

Lilongwe, Malawi
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Mkulumadzi

Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi
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Mumbo Island Lodge

Lake Malawi, Malawi
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Mvuu Lodge

Liwonde National Park, Blantyre and southern Malawi, Malawi
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Protea Ryalls Hotel

Blantyre, Blantyre and southern Malawi, Malawi
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Pumulani

Lake Malawi
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Sunbird Ku Chawe

Zomba Plateau, Malawi
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