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Wildlife holidays in Malawi with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Malawi

Tell me about Malawi …

Malawi is a land-locked country lying at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley.

A small nation by African standards, its mountains, marshes and lakes – situated between 40 metres and 3,000 metres above sea level – offer a wide diversity of scenery. Lake Malawi dominates the country geographically and is the third largest lake in Africa.

The people of Malawi are among the friendliest people on the continent, and have earned their country the title of ‘the warm heart of Africa’.

Malawi offers excellent opportunities for exploring on foot – there’s some fabulous mountain walking, and the absence of Lions in lowland reserves allows us to enjoy the wildlife away from the confines of the usual ‘protective’ minibus.

Our Malawi specialist recommends...

"Our ‘Zambia & Malawi – The Best of Africa’ holiday takes in the wetland wildlife of Liwonde National Park, the mountain habitats of the Zomba Plateau and the spectacular sight of Lake Malawi. To top it off we visit the world famous South Luangwa National Park in Zambia to see its magnificent game."

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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Whats special about its wildlife?

Malawi offers many wildlife treats that are not easily encountered elsewhere. Among these are:

  • Malawis rare antelopes – the Sable, Roan & Nyala
  • The unique aquarium and brilliantly coloured tropical fish found in Lake Malawi
  • Flower-filled uplands & montane forests that are home to some of Africas rarest birds

Naturetrek Tour to Malawi

Naturetreks wildlife tour to Malawi explores its mountains, marshes and blue lakes in search of the countrys birds and mammals.

Fabulous walking opportunities are possible in many of the places visited, including Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi, Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve and the Nyika Plateau.


We have been on several African holidays - this was the best yet and we couldnt recommend it too highly. The wildlife was spectacular. Then two guides were knowledgeable and lovely people. The food was locally grown and abundant in choice. (As vegetarians we usually learn to live with rice or potatoes alone). The reception at the camp was so friendly...nothing was too much trouble...so thank you very much - we even saw birds and mammals (including three rare Wild Dogs) not on your checklist! Leopards, lions, elephants, hippos - it was just wow! from start to finish!
Zul was absolutely brilliant - knowledge of wildlife and ability to 'spot' were excellent; his social skills kept everyone included; his care of everyone and of detail made all the difference. The drivers were also excellent.
Jim Katenga was outstanding in Malawi - surely the best in that country. Plenty of spectacular surprises!