If you are looking for an authentic African experience then we highly recommend visiting Malawi. This country is an incredible destination with very friendly local people which will be very open to meeting and talking to you. Search travel and gap year ideas in Malawi today.
Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Malawi.
Malawi is a warm destination has a tropical climate with its dry season lasting from April until October. The dry season brings with it unbearable heat but the conditions are less oppressive from May to July although this does mean wildlife is less frequently spotted around the visible watering holes of the national parks. Temperatures vary between the highlands and lowlands with high humidity in the lowland regions and night time temperatures below freezing point in the highlands
When travelling indpendently in Malawi you are probably sure to pass by Lilongwe, this is a popular place to stop in where there are famous colourful tree's and a scenic old town. Malawi also hosts the Lake of Stars festival where dj's and musicians come from all over the world to play - this is one of the most unique music events in the world.
View exciting and life changing gap year programs in Malawi . Help make a difference in Malawi on a gap year and see more of this country by signing up for a program through our website, this a beautiful destination with friendly people and stunning scenery. We have gap year programs for students, graduates, career breaks but most trips are open to everyone including most Nationalities. Malawi is an up and coming gap year destination and for advice about backpacking to this destination contact us. You can also view all our opportunities in this region by going to our Africa gap year page.