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Malawi Safari Holidays…

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Malawi Safari Holidays…

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Here the people are so friendly that the country has earned the name “The Warm Heart of Africa”. Like Namibia and Uganda, it tends to be a country that people choose for their second or third visit to Africa. So this is a country for people who know that they love Africa, and when they do visit, the warm welcome and spectacular scenery will only makes that love grow deeper.

It is at the southern tip of the Great Rift Valley, and Lake Malawi is a long “inland sea”, the last of a series of African lakes that runs from Lake Turkana, the “Jade Sea” just south of Sudan, through Kenya and Tanzania. From the northern shore of the lake, the green Nyika Mountains rise to 8,000 feet and further south, great rocky outcrops like the Zomba Plateau are superb bird watching and walking locations with a pleasant mountain climate. The Ku Chawe Inn on Zomba is a delightful mountain hideaway surrounded by walking trails, while a little lower down are the tea plantations with their old colonial houses.

Lake Malawi is 356 miles long and so wide you can hardly see Mozambique on the far shore. It is a perfect alternative beach location and combines very well with a Zambian safari. From the lovely Kaya Mawa Lodge on Likoma Island you can enjoy snorkelling and diving among the freshwater coral and iridescent fish. This location is perfect for a honeymoon safari as you will be sharing the island with just a few smiling fishermen and islanders, whose claim to fame is the enormous cathedral built by nineteenth century missionaries. Other lakeland hideaways are Nkhata Bay and Karonga where you can enjoy canoeing and a visit to Likoma and Chizumulau Islands on the Mozambican shoreline.

At the southern tip of Lake Malawi in the Liwonde National Park is Mvuu Camp, the country’s main safari lodge. The abundant water, fabulous birdlife and boating safaris makes Mvuu Camp reminiscent of the Okavango Delta, and you can enjoy sightings of elephant, lion, antelope and rhinoceros by open vehicle and on walking safaris. Like everywhere else here, the pace is gentle, the people warm hearted and the climate pleasant, so give us a call if you would like to find out more about the Warm Heart of Africa.

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Malawi Highlights

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Regions of Malawi

Nyika Plateau

A vast rolling plateau of montane grasslands filled with endemic herbs and heathers and dotted with magnificent mountain outcrops makes up the incredible landscape of the Nyika Plateau. Resting high above sea level in the north of Malawi, cool, temperate climes offer a refreshing haven after a hot safari.

Large herds of roan, reedbuck, zebra, and eland, as well as the occasional herd of elephant, roam across the extensive moorlands, which are covered in a spectacular variety of wildflowers, including delphiniums, lobelias, gladioli and over 200 species of orchid. Dense woodlands cover the rugged foothills at the edge of the plateau where leopard, serval and packs of hyena take cover while hunting, as well as the odd pride of lion.

Meaning ‘where the water comes from’, Nyika’s untamed wilderness of rolling hills, streams and waterfalls is wonderful for trekking, mountain biking and horseback safaris and offers comfortable safari lodge-type accommodation.

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Nyika Plateau

A vast rolling plateau of montane grasslands filled with endemic herbs and heathers and dotted with magnificent mountain outcrops makes up the incredible landscape of the Nyika Plateau. Resting high above sea level in the north of Malawi, cool, temperate climes offer a refreshing haven after a hot safari.

Large herds of roan, reedbuck, zebra, and eland, as well as the occasional herd of elephant, roam across the extensive moorlands, which are covered in a spectacular variety of wildflowers, including delphiniums, lobelias, gladioli and over 200 species of orchid. Dense woodlands cover the rugged foothills at the edge of the plateau where leopard, serval and packs of hyena take cover while hunting, as well as the odd pride of lion.

Meaning ‘where the water comes from’, Nyika’s untamed wilderness of rolling hills, streams and waterfalls is wonderful for trekking, mountain biking and horseback safaris and offers comfortable safari lodge-type accommodation.

EXPLORE PROPERTIES IN THIS REGION
Testimonials

Your firm did a very good job. At the camps we were given questionnaires asking how we liked our stay, and we were listed as UK citizens on the forms, I guess because we used a UK agency.  When we told the camp directors we were American they asked why we would use a UK agency.  I told them because you were the best for a trip to Africa!

Gary Ellis, USA

We have now returned home from our African adventure and would like to send a big THANK YOU to Africa Exclusive. We had the most amazing holiday, far beyond our wildest dreams and will remember it as a trip of a lifetime.

Helen Bowker, UK

We got back home yesterday after the most fantastic trip to Botswana that one could imagine.  Everything worked well and the various organisations looking after us were extremely efficient so that our travel and accommodation arrangements could not have been better organised - and the people of Botswana are lovely.  For us it really was the holiday of a lifetime.  Worth every penny.

Bryan Bates, UK

As regular visitors to Africa with Africa Exclusive, we’ve been constantly drawn back to the varied animal and bird watching, the landscapes and the ways of life.

David and Sue Morley, UK

You have given us so much more than we ever had the right to expect. This was the perfect holiday in every sense - exciting, comfortable, educational, brilliant fun, a wonderful itinerary and every last detail organised and delivered to perfection. I do hope you all have the time and the opportunity to enjoy the sort of life enriching experience you have just given to us

George and Diana Kenning, UK
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Luxury safari pricing guide

We aim to provide you with your ideal holiday, individually designed just for you and expertly organised. When you book with us you receive this perfectly designed holiday, travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation of the trip, ATOL financial protection and our 25 years’ experience. Because we have excellent confidential rates with lodges and airlines, the price of your holiday will be generally the same as you would pay were you to somehow book all the lodges, transfers and flights yourself.

There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.

Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb two week safari for between £4,000 to £7,000 per person ($7,000 – $11,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!