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Malawi is a landlocked African country, situated in the continent’s southeastern region. Its topography is defined by highlands, split by the Great Rift Valley and the grandeur of Lake Malawi. With a wildlife scene so diverse and a lake so large it feels like a beach in some places, this is an excellent destination if you’re open to all kinds of natural thrills.

Where to go in Malawi

Whether you’re looking for a lakeside escape or a rumble in the jungle kind of adventure, we’ve got you covered. Here are our recommended Malawian holiday destinations:

Liwonde National Park

The Liwonde National Park is home to some of the world's rarest and most endangered wildlife species, including elephants and rhinoceros. Enjoy all it has to offer from a selection of fine safari lodges.

Nyika National Park

Covered in swathes of long grass, the plateaus of the Nyika National Park give this vast state park an enigmatic atmosphere. Take a guided tour or a hike and discover delightful wildlife surprises.

Cape Maclear (Chembe)

Chembe is a town on Malawi’s Nankumba Peninsula, at the southern end of Lake Malawi. The mountains surrounding it are blanketed in rich forests, outlined by both sandy beaches and mighty granite boulders.

Likoma Islands

Part of the famous Likoma District, Likoma Islands is surrounded by the pristine Lake Malawi, and offers a refreshing pit stop between Malawi and Mozambique. Soak in these impressive sights for yourself.

Majete Wildlife Reserve

The Majete Wildlife Reserve was established as a protected area in 1955. Poaching and other human activity decimated the wildlife population before then, which has since bounced back.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

When should you visit Malawi?

As with other southern African countries, the drier months of May through to October are better for viewing big game through the sparse vegetation and at the edge of a few select watering holes. Bird lovers will want to visit during the rainy season, between November and April, when the conservation areas are teeming with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures.