We work with Malawi and Zambia’s best safari operators for the widest selection of safaris in Malawi. We’ve worked closely with these operators for nearly a decade and can help you find the best fit for you.
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Not only home to Liwonde – Malawi’s best known National Park – but also to Majete, the new jewel in Malawi’s crown.
Arguably the best National Park in Malawi, Liwonde has a high concentration of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelope and many other mammals, all living in beautiful riverine scenery. Dense palm and reed groves house a multitude of birdlife, with over 400 recorded species and unique populations only found in this area – this makes Liwonde a must visit for all bird enthusiasts.
Majete Wildlife Reserve:
Although this park was established in 1955 it wasn’t until its dramatic resurgence in the early 2000s that it really became a contender as Malawi’s premium wildlife reserve. Following the reintroduction of lions in 2012, it is now the only place in Malawi where you could see the “Big Five”. Accommodation at Majete has also improved dramatically, with a range of options from Majete Community Campsite all the way up to the superb Mkulumadzi Luxury Lodge.
Boasting an incredible range of eco-systems, Northern Malawi offers everything from elephants in sub-tropical jungle to zebra on heather-strewn hillsides. The north of Malawi is one of the country’s undiscovered gems.
Nyika National Park:
Bordering with Zambia, Nyika is Malawi’s largest National Park and boasts unique scenery – a wonderful montane landscape unlike anywhere else in the region. Visitors are often reminded of the Scottish Highlands with its rolling hills and breath-taking views. Nyika protects a wonderful diversity of mammals – including a herd of altitude-loving elephant! You can also expect to see a wide variety of antelope, and may even get a chance to see one of the forest-dwelling leopards. In addition, the area is of particular interest to botanists – boasting a fantastic array of wild-flowers including nearly two hundred orchid species, eleven of which are endemic to Nyika. Nyika also supports a great diversity of birds, including many special sights such as the endangered wattled crane and the mountain marsh widow.
Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve:
This little-visited reserve is attractive and surprisingly affordable. Rich in wetland habitats, the reserve is also home to substantial herds of elephant and buffalo, and there have even been some exciting recent sightings of African wild dog. Five star luxury it is not – accommodation options are basic and you need to take all your food with you – it’s a genuine “back to the bush experience” for those who want to share in one of Malawi’s best-kept game-viewing secrets.
This largely pristine game reserve is the oldest in Malawi. It encompasses a range of landscapes from riverine forest to drier areas of woodland and rugged mountain peaks (the highest at 1,638 metres). Excitingly, the last few years have seen two new excellent lodges open up in the reserve, hugely improving the possibilities to explore this wonderful reserve.
South Luangwa (Zambia):
In our opinion the finest park in South or East Africa (and you can trust us, we’ve been to just about all of them!). South Luangwa has it all. Twenty-strong prides of lions, African wild dog, elephant, hippo and you even have a really good chance of spotting Africa’s ultimate amber-eyed predator – the lleopard. Most of the lodges are situated along the river-bank allowing you to game-view from the comfort of your room, before you’ve even been on a game drive! Thanks to a newly improved road that runs all the way to the park gate,South Luangwa is just a morning’s journey away.
Victoria Falls (Zambia):
Grand, majestic, awe-inspiring. These are just a few of the adjectives that people search for the first time they see the falls. Vic Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, for a reason. This truly spectacular sight is surely one that everyone wants to tick off their bucket list, and is also the adrenalin capital of Africa. There is bungee jumping, canyon swings, white water rafting, river boarding, abseiling, hydrospeeding (yup we didn’t know what that was either?!)… We can organise a combined trip visiting South Luangwa National Park as well as Vic Falls either ending in Zambia, Lilongwe, or just about anywhere else in the region.