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Africa / Malawi

When the hot and dusty safari is done, the yearning for crystal clear waters leads to Lake Malawi where blissful relaxation beckons under swaying palms and romantically furnished cottages hint at a tranquil, almost bohemian way of life. Lake Malawi is the third largest in Africa, the ‘calendar lake’ extends for three hundred and sixty five miles between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, its shores fringed with tropical palms, sandy beaches and dramatic rocky outcrops. Dazzlingly bright waters sparkle in the sun, a haven for sailors, windsurfers, kayakers and skiers, whilst snorkellers and divers revel in the underwater delights. Lazy days may be followed by tranquil sundowners on board a traditional dhow, finishing with a feast of freshly caught fish flavoured with exotic spices.

Malawi Essentials

Approx. Flight Times 10 hours 45 minutes from London to Johannesburg with a 2 hour 25 minute onward flight to Lilongwe, Mfuwe – Lilongwe: 50 minutes
Time Difference GMT +2 hours
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Malawi Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Malawi.

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Best experiences in Malawi

  • Dive in crystal clear waters
  • Learn to sail solo with qualified instructors
  • Explore Likoma Island by mountain or quad bike 
  • Watch the sun set over the lake on board a traditional dhow

When is the best time to visit Malawi?

Malawi’s climate is sub-tropical, with the dry season from May to November when days are warm and nights are cooler. Expect rains between December and March when hotels may close. The best months for diving are from June to December, when the visibility is clearest. May to August can be windier on the lake.

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