If you are looking for a country to enjoy on a special African safari, Malawi is the right destination with several unique features inscribed in the land by the Great Rift Valley escarpment, large lake scenery and wildlife beauty even in its borders like Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. You can experience Malawi tours and safari travel on nature walk, wildlife game drives, bird watching safaris and treks through the forests and lake side.
Malawi Safari Attractions
Liwonde National park is actually the pride of Malawi’s wildlife with diversity game habitats like lake Malombe and shire river in the south and open grassland plains, home to several herds of elephants, antelopes, rhinos, crocodiles and several species of birds with regular sights of brown breasted barbets, Lillian lovebird, osprey, palmnut vultures, flycatcher and pel’s fishing owl among others. Nyika National Park is another abundant game park on raised Nyika plateau covered in vast mopane grasslands, lush dense rainforests and with several unique plants. Game sights here include zebra, reedbuck, warthog, monkeys, antelopes and several forest birds. Find some time and also visit the small Mwabvi Game Reserve on your way to the town of Nsanje.
Rising from the undulating hills and highlands of central Malawi is Mt. Mulanje a good spot for hiking and trekking to its peak Sapitwa standing a 3000m above sea level.
Lake Malawi is the largest lake in the country and a center for many water sports and adventures found on the eastern border with Tanzania and is 100km wide. As one of the largest fresh water lakes in Africa, the lake is good for swimming and is bilharzia free. Besides the scenic beaches, other lake water sporting activities include snorkelling, scuba diving with special Padi courses, kayaking and short walks to the neighboring fish villages scattered around the shores. , guests can visit the neighbouring traditional villages and learn about and enjoy rural African culture, local traditions and village life. Nkata Bay on the lake shore is a bustling town with many fish markets and a harbour for the Malawi steamer. You can board the steamer for a cruise on the scenic lake or take up residence on the private Danforth Yacht with accommodation for 8 persons and excellent dining.
Visit the beautiful islands of Chizumulu and Likoma Islands and its beautiful beach resorts that are often paradise to swimmers, divers and tourists that want a retreat from the hectic inland wildlife safaris. Likoma is scattered with the gigantic baobab trees and also find the majestic Anglican cathedral of St. Peter.
Malawi Travel and Tours
The old town of Lilongwe is modern city with wonderful ancient architecture, sprouting restaurants here and there, vibrant market and stalls selling several utensils, tourist souvenirs, plastics, motor vehicle spare parts, food supplies and everything you can imagine.
Take a city tours to Blantyre the commercial centre clad in offices of many international agencies and local business. The history of this town dates back to the early missionaries like Dr. David Livingstone who set up an administrative fort here. You can check out Blantyre’s museum, the Carlsberg brewery and Limbe’s tobacco trade centres. Arrivals by flights in Blantyre are handled at Chileka International Airport.
There are several safari and tour operators in Malawi that can arrange your safari trip and book your Malawi accommodation. Find overnight options like safari lodges, beach hotels and safari camps. Some of the options include Mvuu camp and lodge, Livingstonia beach hotel, Pumulani lake lodge, Chelinda lodge and camp, Makuzi Beach lodge nad many other rustic thatched chalets and lodges on the islands.