Malawi has long been an Original Travel favourite, so while
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 trekking.
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."