Malawi has long been an Original Travel favourite, so while
Lake Malawi is the obvious focal point for
tourism, we can recommend much more to see besides. There are
scenic highlands such as the Nyika Plateau in the north and the Mt
Mulanje region in the south - both of which offer excellent
One of the best parks for game viewing is Liwonde, most of which comprises the wide flood
plain of the Shire River that flows out of the lake. The Vwaza
Marshes also provide good game-viewing and budding botanists should
enjoy the 200-plus species of orchid that grow here. Finally, for a
most unusual and enjoyable holiday try a riding safari up on the
montane grasslands of Nyika among the resident wildlife.
Each of Malawi's regions, and the country as a whole, can offer
itineraries at upmarket and mid-market levels. Malawi holidays can
be relaxed, or packed with a variety of activities. There are also
plenty of specialist niche activities and tours which can be
catered for, including: cycling; diving; eco-tourism; trekking;
birdwatching; weddings & honeymoons; and many more.
Nowadays it's also fairly straightforward to combine sections of
Malawi with neighbouring Zambia, particularly as Lilongwe is so close to the
South Luangwa National Park, making Malawi the
perfect 'beach add-on' to a Zambia safari. Malawi and Tanzania or Mozambique can also be combined in a wider itinerary
using air charters."