Situated on the Great Rift Valley, Malawi may be one of Africa’s smallest countries but its incredible diversity has lots to offer travellers from grasslands and forests, mountaintops, unspoilt wildlife parks, to Africa’s third largest and most beautiful lake.
Lake Malawi National Park is a World Heritage Site and home to over 400 species of colourful cyclid fish, many endemic to the lake and offering unparalleled fresh water diving and snorkelling. Malawi is the perfect beach destination and is the ideal place to relax after a safari in Zambia, Botswana or South Africa.
Why visit Malawi ?
- The beautiful Lake Malawi, 3rd largest lake in Africa and a World Heritage Site
- Warm fresh waters for swimming and golden beaches for relaxing
- Snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and sailing on Lake Malawi
- Incredibly friendly and warm welcoming local people
- Majete Wildlife Reserve, Big Five game viewing in an untouched wilderness
Map of Malawi
Best Time To Go
The dry winter season from April- November is considered the best time to visit Malawi. The chance of rain is rare, daytime temperatures are warm averaging 20s Celsius and the low vegetation and limited availability of water mean that game viewing is at its best. However, some of the best bird watching can be had from November to April and the orchids of Nyika are best seen from December to March. Malawi's temperatures are moderated by altitude. In the hottest months temperatures will be around 30°C. In the coldest months temperatures will be in the low 20’s.