Malawi tourism has plenty to offer, for both the experienced African traveller as well as first time visitors. “The Warm Heart of Africa”, as Malawi is affectionately known, is extremely diverse and very safe, making it a great travel destination for both the intrepid explorer and adventurous family holidays alike. Why not contact us today so we can help you book your perfect Malawi holiday.
If you are coming for your holidays in Malawi then you will need to stay in Lilongwe for at least a night (or two if you are visiting Lake Malawi), so why not enjoy peaceful luxury Lilongwe accommodation and stay at our lodge, instead of a standard hotel. Travellers can enjoy some tranquil rest and relaxation and soak up beautiful forest vistas, fine dining and a superb setting.
Malawi Travel Highlights
Lake Malawi, or Lake Nyasa as it is known in many Africa countries, is the one of the most popular travel destinations for Malawi holidays. As well as the famous Lake Malawi cichlids, there are some great lake-side lodges and activities all year round.
As one of the African rift valley lakes, Lake Malawi sits on the precipice of the two African tectonic plates. This rift valley lake is a colossal 50 miles across at its widest point and slices through 400 miles of the Great rift valley, covering an area of 11,500 square miles. No wonder it is the highlight on the Malawi tourism trail.
Text courtesy of Wikipedia’s Malawi page.
For those of you wanting to experience a real safari Malawi has plenty of options available. With big game viewing in Liwonde National Park, Vwaza Marsh and Nyika National Park you will be spoilt for choice. There is also an excellent game park over the border in Zambia at South Luangwa National Park, where you could be in with a good chance of seeing ‘The Big Five‘!
Malawi Travel Advice
Malawi is on the whole a very safe and welcoming place to visit. With tourist targeted crime a rarity and a pleasant climate, it is a great choice for both the individual traveller and family holidays.
The rainy season is December to March, and the rains have mostly faded away by April and May.
In June, July and August the days are warm and clear, but the nights are a lot cooler, so you need to wrap up warm if you’re out at night – on a Malawi safari game drive, for example. This is the beginning of Malawi Tourism peak season – with its cloudless days.
In September and October, temperatures rise once again so parts of the Malawi get quite hot – especially low-lying areas around Lake Malawi. November can be hot and dry but it can also see the first downpours of the rainy season.
To see Malawi Weather yearly averages click here.