Malawi Safaris
Malawi Safaris

Malawi Safaris

Malawi is known as the warm heart of Africa, and with good reason. Enchanting landscapes, the friendliest people on the continent and the striking beauty of Lake Malawi ensure a safari like no other. Watersports, wildlife and relaxation.

Malawi. The Warm Heart of Africa.

Malawi's most impressive feature is  Lake Malawi , the third largest lake in Africa and 20% of the surface of Malawi. Malawi is known for its famously friendly locals with warm personalities. The country offers remarkable natural beauty and visitors are overwhelmed by the generosity of the local people. Malawi offers a variety of magnificent safari game parks, home to rare wildlife species.

Liwonde National Park is a truly remarkable safari experience and is home to the largest remaining elephant population in the country. The Shiree River is the country's largest river flowing south from Lake Malawi; it is the only outlet from the lake. Alongside the floodplains of the Shire River lie palm savannah and baobabs and thick riverine plants, which add a tropical feel. Malawi is a bird-watcher's haven and offers over 650 recorded bird species; 300 of these bird species can be found in Liwonde National Park.

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A mixture of beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife, the alluring Lake Malawi, and rich local culture combine to create Malawi's unique appeal.

All travel will include some element of cultural experience as interaction with the friendly, local people is very much part of any stay.

Lake Malawi's vast body of fresh water fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a scenic wonderland but it provides water sport opportunities for those looking for something beyond sun, sand, and swimming.

The game-filled reserves act as a safe haven to numerous species of wildlife, while Majete Wildlife Reserve has hosted one of the biggest relocation projects in Africa. It is now the home of endangered black rhino, lion and leopard, among others.

Lake Malawi is a popular honeymoon destination in Malawi with its spectacular variety of freshwater fish and diving activities. A World Heritage Site, it is known for its incredible underwater diversity, while it is also known to offer some of the most romantic places in the world.

Liwonde National Park is as one of Malawi’s pristine safari destinations with 548km2 of diverse and magnificent landscapes and natural beauty. Liwonde National Park offers some of the best game viewing in Malawi and some of the best bird watching in Southern Africa.

Majete Wildlife Reserve is the home of a host on endangered species after it was designated as the site for one of the biggest game relocation projects in Africa. Over 2000 animals have been reintroduced into this 700km2 park, including black rhino, elephant, and lion.

How to Get there

Sun Safaris arranges scheduled flights for visitors to Malawi. There are a number of airports in the country; however, most guests arrive at Lilongwe and most business guests arrive at Blantyre. Lilongwe is Malawi's largest International airport and guests can fly from most major airports into either Lilongwe or Blantyre. All major airlines fly into Malawi including British Airways, KLM South African Airways, Air Malawi and many other airlines. Once guests arrive at the various airports, Sun Safaris will arrange road transfers for guests to their hotel, camp or lodge.

Visitors can self-drive around Malawi, however, we recommend flying into Malawi and allowing us to tailor-make your safari. The main highways in Malawi are tarred and in good condition, while most roads are gravel. Visitors should be aware and drive with caution; 4x4 vehicles are required during the rainy season.

Malawi Game Viewing and Activities

Malawi is famous for its water sports and outdoor activities - a perfect combination of beach and bush. Activities at the camps and lodges vary, including walking, hiking, and game driving in and amongst the game-rich reserves.

Malawi also offers a cultural experience and visitors can opt to visit some of the local cathedrals as well as traditional markets where one can meet the friendly local people and enjoy the food.

The lodges at Lake Malawi offer a haven for water sports enthusiasts and safe swimming in the crystal clear waters. Some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving can be experienced here, while some lodges have their own NAUI accredited dive instructors. Other activities include waterskiing, tube riding, and wakeboarding, as well as fishing trips.

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