There is a wealth of plant and animal life to be found in Malawi, with nine national parks and wildlife reserves. Small country, Malawi vacations are especially popular as a beach destination, offering excellent snorkeling opportunities for couples and youth. A pleasant day trip from South Luangwa, Malawi is an excellent complement to your Zambia safari itinerary.
Malawi does not have the vast population of large mammals as Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. This area provides exclusive wildlife viewing in unspoilt areas of genuine wilderness, which makes up for its lack of tourism infrastructure. It has been described as the “Warm Heart of Africa”. The ‘Big 5,' which are the most popular animals in Africa, can now be found in Malawi's Parks and Reserves. Malawi Lake is a beach and scuba diving paradise, with Africa's third largest lake in Africa.
South Malawi is largely controlled by Blantyre with the Shire Valley and Mulanje Mountain providing a physical barrier. Home to many national parks, including Lake Malawi National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, there is plenty of variety for tourists to experience. On the other hand, North Malawi is characterised by its great highlands in the remote areas.
Malawi Major Cities and Perfect Beach Escapes
The lake of Malawi is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach getaway. With its clear waters and sandy beaches, it's easy to see why this Lake is such a popular spot for vacationers. Situated on the picturesque Likoma island in Lake Malawi, Kaya Mawa is perfect for a safari getaway. If you're looking for a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere on your next holiday, Malawi is the perfect destination for the Africa Tourism Industry. You'll be welcomed warmly by the locals and enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer.
A visit to the community textiles workshop in the local markets is highly recommended while staying at Kaya Mawa. Equipment for snorkeling, walking & biking the island is included. Water sports include PADI-certified SCUBA lessons, sailing boats, sunset cruising, wakeboarding, water skiing, and quad bike excursions for experienced kiters.
The beautiful Blue Zebra environmentally friendly lodge is located on Nankoma island, one of the three islands in the Marelli archipelago and a UNESCO World Heritage Site within the National Park. Solarisation, a new spa and a sunset lounge plunge pool, as well as new nature trails and continued reforestation are all recent additions.
BLUE ZEBRA ISLAND LODGE
An unspoiled Island paradise awaits you which is different from other countries. Nestled on Nankoma Island you will discover Blue Zebra Island Lodge. Chill out at the infinity pool at the hotel with stunning views, travel to Malawi and sip a Malawi shandy, unwind at the Island Spa set under an ancient fig tree.
Explore by kayak the coves and coastal wildlife around Nankoma Island, go bird-watching, fish-spotting and search for elusive otters. A nature trail offers fantastic birdlife or you can discover the underwater world of the lake with snorkeling and seasonal scuba.For the adrenaline junkies do try tubing, banana-boating, wake-boarding and water-skiing on your vacations!
- Enjoy the watersport activities and relax at Malawi National Park which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Take a trip to Liwonde National Park for a Jeep or boat safari on the Shire river
- Peruse the endangered and rare plants at the National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi
- Study the impressive African Rifles Monument
- Anticipate activities like elephants seeing, birdwatching, mountain biking and cultural experiences
Things to do
- Wonder the day around the enchanting urban areas cities Lilongwe and Blantyre
- Shop the best African outfit made where is the home of Chongoni Rock Art UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy the rural areas and night sight of the Lake of Malawi with the sound of fishermen
- Scuba-dive for the underwater scenery of Malawi
- Participate at the Africa’s best music festivals of Malawi which is very famous among tourists
- Hike Mount Mulanje with pretty difficult routes for bird-watching
Best Time to Visit
As for travel advice, the best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season between May and October. Summer months are more pleasant, with bright light, fresh evenings, and temperatures ranging from 18°C to 33°C. Temperatures start to climb in September and stay in the high twenties and early thirties until April, when it rains. The heaviest rains in the rainy season are generally in December, January, and February. Because of Malawi's diverse geography, local variations in weather are significant. The areas of the lake shore that are lower in elevation are warmer all year round. The temperature in the highlands is refreshingly cool during the day, but it can get quite cold at night, especially during winter.
US Dollars are widely accepted throughout the country. Visitors should try the public transport to enter Malawi. Daylight tours are more safe when entering Malawi by stopping to avoid walking alone or road travel at night. By listening to the advice of tour guides, you will get further information. Let's start your Malawi journey now!