Malawi Beach Holidays
Malawi beach holidays are an invitation to kick back and relax into the slow and gentle pace of life in this beautiful country. The easygoing Malawians are quick to smile, and have such a reputation for friendliness that their country is often referred to as the “warm heart of Africa”.
Green Hills, Golden Sand & Clear Water
Malawi is a land of diverse landscapes with rolling green hills, high plateaus, forests and farmlands, game parks and spectacular mountain ranges including Mount Mulanje, central Africa’s highest peak.
Malawi’s biggest attraction, however, is Lake Malawi, which takes up a full fifth of the country. This inviting lake stretches away like an inland tropical sea filled with clear, warm water and dotted with rocky islands.
Honeymoon Romance or Family Fun
Unlike some of its better-known neighbours, Malawi is still completely unspoilt by mass tourism. The standard of Malawi accommodation is excellent, with a choice of intimate lodges tucked away in remote locations.
The romance and privacy of lodges like Kaya Mawa appeal to those looking for a beach honeymoon with a difference. Or maroon yourselves on Mumbo, your own private island, where you can choose to do nothing besides relax in a hammock with views of the transparent waters, interspersed with quick dips in the warm lake.
It’s also a really safe country, and a great choice for an African family holiday: go sailing, kayak to the lake’s scattered islands, snorkel around submerged boulders among shoals of colourful cychlid fish, and spend time chilling out with your family on sandy beaches.
If you’d like to explore that’s easy too; roads in Malawi are in good condition, and we can arrange a vehicle and private guide to drive you from lodge to lodge.
Relax After a Safari
Being relatively small and ribbon-like, Malawi slots snugly between East and southern Africa. Its central position makes it a popular choice for a few relaxing days after a safari in Zambia, Kenya Safari or even South Africa.
We’ve put together a selection of top tours and safaris which combine exciting game viewing with a Malawi beach holiday.
Although not a Big 5 destination, there are also a number of reserves in Malawi which are known for their raw wilderness experience and enormous diversity of birdlife. The country’s premier wildlife reserve is Liwonde National Park, where you can stay in luxurious tented rooms at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge.
When to Go
If you’re thinking about a Malawi beach holiday, read more about when to go, or talk to someone who’s been there – our Africa Safari Experts can give you expert, firsthand advice.