Likoma Island is the most peaceful and beautiful area, and you can explore by bike, boat or foot. Plus, there's lots of local culture to discover. Fancy a Sunday church service in the island’s impressive cathedral?
Millie, Original Traveller
The country's main feature is Lake Malawi - an inland sea 350 miles long that occupies a fifth of the country's total area. Fringed with sandy beaches and fishing villages, the lake is popular for watersports and has some of the best freshwater diving sites in the world.
Eleanor is here to help give you the inside track.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Exploring Lake Malawi's long sweeping beaches and crystal clear fresh waters is spectacular - and a great location for learning to snorkel with the little ones, too
- Liwonde National Park is one of the best areas for keen birders to visit in Sub-Saharan Africa, with more and more parks are opening up
- You'll feel extremely welcome - Malawians are amongst the friendliest and most relaxed people
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide