The diversity of landscapes in Liwonde National Park, which ranges from savannah plains to thick woodland, means that Liwonde has prolific wildlife and some of the most scenic game-viewing in Malawi and comes highly recommended by Original Travel as somewhere just a bit different but well worth exploring.
Wildlife in the park includes healthy populations of elephant and hippo, crocodiles, zebra, buffalo, monkeys and many species of antelope including waterbuck and sable. Predators include lion, leopard and jackal.
The concept of 'bush and beach' may be well-known, but a combination of Liwonde National Park and a luxury lodge on the shores of nearby Lake Malawi would make for an original and excellent African trip. Elsewhere in the south of the country is Blantyre, the country's largest town, with historical monuments and a variety of attractions close by. South of Blantyre is the magnificent Mount Mulanje and the beautiful Thyolo tea estates it overlooks. The old capital town of Zomba and the famous views from Zomba Plateau are also a short drive away.