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
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Original Highlight

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

A note on price

We can arrange a tailor-made 10 day road trip for you around Malawi starting from approximately £3,000 per person including flights, but a more remote fly-in option could be more in the region of £6,000 per person. Learn more about our pricing

Top picks for Malawi

Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi Lodge

Lake Malawi

Named after the sound the sand makes when you tread on it, Nkwichi (which literally means squeaky sand) is a slice of undiscovered paradise on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Where to stay

Nkwichi Lodge
Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Liwonde National Park & The South

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge sits beside a lagoon besides the Shire River, surrounded by riverine forest, Borassus palms and floodplains.

Where to stay

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge
Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Malawi

Africa’s third largest and second deepest lake is one our favourite places on the whole continent.

Where to go

Lake Malawi
Danforth Lodge

Danforth Lodge

Lake Malawi

The ideal lodge for watersports fans, in Cape Maclear on the southern shore of Lake Malawi .

Where to stay

Danforth Lodge
 Huntingdon House

Huntingdon House

Liwonde National Park & The South

This grand colonial-style house was built in the 20s and is surrounded by magnificent gardens and beautiful ancient trees.

Where to stay

Huntingdon House
Liwonde National Park & The South

Liwonde National Park & The South

Malawi

Away from the lake, Malawi’s finest and most important wildlife reserve covers some 200 square miles.

Where to go

Liwonde National Park & The South

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