Malawi Holidays

If you are looking for an authentic African holiday 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. When taking a meaningful holiday 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. In Lilongwe expect new buildings and entertainment like cinemas, cafes, new shops, restaurants. 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. 


 
 

Activities, Travel Packages, Gap Years & Eco Holidays in Malawi

Plan your trip with our travel ideas, gap year programs and eco holidays in Malawi.

Malawi Travel Guide

Malawi Travel Guide

  • Population: 13,014,000 (approx)
  • Area: 94,080km²
  • Currency: Malawian kwacha (MWK)
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Language: English, Chichewa + local languages
  • Dialing Code: +265
  • Climate & Best Time to Visit: 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
  • Accommodation: Malawi receives thousands of tourists every year and infrastructure is quite good on the ground in terms of accommodation. You will find good quality hotels in the large cities like Blantyre and Lilongwe, there are rooms for all budgets from the budget backpacker to the luxury traveler. There are also traditional safari lodges in the Game Reserves close to where the wildlife live

 

 

Getting to Malawi

  • You can get to Malawi fairly easy by plane, land and boat
  • You can fly into Malawi from places like South Africa, Ethiopia and Nairobi - most arrive into the international airport in Lilongwe. You can also catch internal flights in Malawi from places like Lilongwe to Blantyre
  • If you are looking to see a more rural area of the country you can cross by ferry from Likoma Island and Metangula in Mozambique
  • Trains no longer operate so if you are looking to cross from a country nearby you will need to do this by bus
  • You can also get to Malawi by road from Tanzania, Zambia or Mozambique, an easy way to experience this region of the world is on an adventure overland tour in Africa 

 

 

Best Places to Visit in Malawi

  • Lilongwe
  • Blantyre
  • Cape Maclear
  • Likoma and Chisumulu Islands
  • Liwonde National Park
  • Ntchisi Forest Reserve
  • Majete Wildlife Park
  • Mount Mulanje
  • Nyika National Park
  • Zomba Plateau
  • Lake Malawi

 

 

 

      

 

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