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Discover the riches of Malawi on our safari adventure tours and vacation packages. Located in East Africa, north of Mozambique, and south of Tanzania, this lesser-known safari destination is where you’ll explore dense forests, hike through mountainous landscapes, encounter exotic wildlife and visit scenic beaches. Experience the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, traverse the richly diverse wildlife reserves while on safari and learn about Malawi's rich cultural history. Don’t miss out on visiting the amazing Majete Wildlife ReserveLiwonde National Park, and Nyika National Park, where you can expect to see breathtaking wildlife such as elephants. Exploring lush rainforests and grassy plains en route to cultural encounters with its native tribes is a must. We've also handpicked the best Malawi hotels and lodges that are perfect for you. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal trip with Adventure Life to Malawi today!

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Malawi Highlights
Malawi is a small country in Africa, bordered by Zambia and Tanzania. An African country that is blessed with natural beauty, Malawi has been recognized as the “Tiny Country with the Big Heart.” Yes, Malawi has some of the most amazing beaches and lakes in the world, but its people are what makes this place so special. They're friendly and humble, welcoming you into their homes and sharing their joys and sorrows.
  • Lake Malawi. A freshwater lake that borders three countries: Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. It's also known as Lago Niassa (Nyasa in Spanish, after an extinct tribe) and is shaped like South Africa's famous Table Mountain. The deep blue waters are home to hundreds of species of fish - more than any other lake in the world. Lake Malawi is fringed with white-sand beaches ringed by palm trees, creating dreamy vistas of azure water and feathery palms. And if you're lucky, you might spot dolphins or elephants at play in the lake-side waters.
  • Liwonde National Park is a place you can go to see African wildlife in its natural habitat. Visitors use boats to take safaris on the Shire River or safari on foot or by 4x4 vehicle. The park’s varied habitats contain many species of mammals and birds, including elephants, hippos, crocs, and large antelope. Other wildlife that can be seen include leopards, black rhinos, and eland. 
  • Majete Wildlife Reserve. A conservation and tourist site, located in the Lower Shire Valley in southwest Malawi, 70km from Blantyre's Chileka airport and 3 hours from Lake Malawi. Majete's recovery, restoration, and preservation of endangered species have made it one of Malawi's most popular wildlife reserves.
  • Nyika National Park. Malawi's largest national park, located on the Nyika Plateau, a highland massif on the Malawi-Zambia border. As a mountain catchment area, the plateau aims to protect various critical ecosystem functions, including water production and a refuge for rare wildlife and flora.
  • Lilongwe. The capital of Malawi and is home to a quarter of the country’s population. It's also a great place for tourists and travelers looking for some adventure and new experiences. The city is home to numerous markets and shopping areas, providing endless options for those looking to stock up on necessities or souvenirs from the south.
  • ThyoloMuch of Malawi's product is cultivated in the Thyolo Region in southern Malawi. Green tea estates and purple jacaranda trees dominate the area. Mount Mulanje, Malawi's highest peak, is located here.
How much does a Malawi safari cost?

Our 14- to 15-day Malawi vacation packages in 2022 cost between $4,894 and $5,888 per person. Malawi is an excellent choice for travelers who want to experience both the "wildlife" and the "beach" without having to spend too much time on transit. 

Embark on a wildlife safari in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, stroll through picturesque tea and coffee estates, discover the natural splendor of the Zomba Plateau, and go on an adventure along the shores of Lake Malawi on a 14-day highlights tour.
 
When is the best time to travel to Malawi?

Malawi is a year-round destination with parks and reserves open in all seasons, with few resorts closing for annual renovation.

The best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season (April-November). Rain is rare, daytime temperatures are nice (in the 20s Celsius), and little vegetation and minimal water provide good wildlife viewing. From November to April is the best time to see birds, and from December to April to see Nyika's orchids.

How often does it rain in Malawi?

During the summer season it hardly ever rains and during the winter months, you can expect 33 inches of rainfall per year.

 

Is it safe to travel to Malawi in 2022?

Malawi is relatively safe if the right precautions are taken such as not walking alone at night.

There have been incidents of robberies, tourist-targeted money frauds, muggings, and 4x4 vehicle hijackings. 

Is tipping customary in Malawi?

Tipping is entirely at the discretion of the customer in both hotels and restaurants. In national parks, tipping park rangers is customary. It is always appreciated if you are satisfied with the service and would like to leave a gratuity. Please tip your professional guides at about U$5 per guest per day.

Do I need power adapters?

The voltage is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz. Rectangular blade plugs with three pins are the norm.

What is the most spoken language of Malawi?

Although English is the country's official language and is extensively used and understood, the bulk of the population speaks Chichewa as their primary language..

What is the Official currency of Malawi?

The Malawian Kwacha (MWK) is the official currency and is divisible into 100 tambalas. Most of the major cities have banks, hotels, and other businesses that accept foreign currency.

In terms of currency exchange, the US dollar is the most convenient. Using a credit or debit card is easy because ATMs are readily available. Power outages can make it difficult or impossible to withdraw money from an ATM or use a credit card, so always have some cash on hand.

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