Little-visited Malawi is a real treat of a choice for a luxury safari holiday or honeymoon with arguably the most friendly people on the continent and a beguiling low-key charm.
Lake Malawi gets all the attention and rightly so; a dazzling inland sea of crystal waters teeming with tropical fish and surrounded by sandy beaches, taking up almost a fifth of the county's territory.
Combine your lake adventure with a journey to the tea plantations, or south to Malawi's beautiful Liwonde National Park for excellent elephant, hippo, and occasional leopard viewing - as well as some seriously huge crocodiles.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MALAWI
Types of trip in Malawi, handpicked by Exsus
Zambia & Malawi
From £10,845 per person
Travel to: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, Luangwa Valley
From £4,475 per person
Travel to: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Luangwa Valley
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Malawi
From £37,685 per person
Travel to: Cape Town & Around, Lake Malawi & Likoma Island, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Luangwa Valley
PLACES TO STAY IN MALAWI HANDPICKED BY EXSUS
Location: Majete National Park | Malawi
Best for: Guiding, Hideaway, Off the Beaten Track, Lodge
Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi
Best for: Beach, Setting & Views, Lodge, Family-friendly
Best for: Water activities, Cruise, Family-friendly
Location: Highlands, Thyolo & Tea Plantations | Malawi
Best for: Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage, Unusual, Rustic
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