Malawi with Wilderness Safaris

The warm heart of Africa

Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks and some of the friendliest people in Africa. A long and narrow landlocked country it covers more than 1 000 kilometres from north to south while Lake Malawi, nearly 600 km long and up to 80 km wide, dominates the countryside.

 There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa's Great Rift Valley. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of much of the Rift Valley - and Malawi displays them all. Fertile soils are a result of the Rift Valley and evidence of this is to be found everywhere in Malawi. Throw a seed to the ground and a plant grows.

Things to look forward to in Malawi:

  • Interacting with the friendly and outgoing people of Malawi
  • Game viewing by boat along the Shire
  • Exploring the wild and untouched rolling hills of Malawi’s highlands
  • Scuba diving in Lake Malawi – known as the world’s best freshwater diving
  • Basking on the edges of Lake Malawi’s white beaches

Malawi Map

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Regions Where We Operate

Why Malawi?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Lake Malawi, the third largest water body in Africa, dominates the countryside, a sparkling blue mass of water famed for its abundance and diversity of fish life.
  • It is undoubtedly one of the friendliest places to travel on the continent, with ordinary, everyday people happy to invite you into their homes.
  • The country’s diverse ecology is protected within nine national parks and game reserves each protecting vastly differing flora and fauna.

Seasonality

  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Green Season Highlights

    • Spectacular green, grassy and game rich Nyika Plateau in peak orchid flowering period
    • Time of abundance … births, babies and breeding
    • Summer bird migrants present in breeding plumage
    • Excellent photographic opportunities … great light, colour and subject matter
  • Transition Season Highlights

    • Moderate climate with a mix of the green and dry seasons including the dynamics of a change in season
  • Dry Season Highlights

    • Diminished water availability results in high game concentrations and density in Liwonde National Park
    • Great water visibility in Lake Malawi
    • Great visibility in leafless woodland
    • Cooler and drier time of the year with day time temperatures rising towards October