Category: Malawi

Malawi's Zomba town and plateau

Malawi’s Zomba town and plateau

In the south of Malawi, between Blantyre and Liwonde, you find the country’s former capital, Zomba. The town might be the fourth city in the country, it has a very different feel to it than Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu. In Zomba there are no traffic jams, it is green all year round and there are […]

5 post-safari island escapes

5 post-safari island escapes

“Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early!” – those immortal words of Robin Williams in the film Good Morning Vietnam ring true for legions of safari goers every day. At silly o’clock in the morning when your guide lightly knocks on your door offering a […]

Malawi's wildlife success story

Malawi’s wildlife success story

It’s a rare day that a country in Africa gets to boast about its conservation success stories and certainly not significant and major ones – but Malawi’s recent story is one that can be celebrated! Since the coalition between African Parks and the Malawi government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi’s wildlife has gone […]

9 places to go forest bathing in Malawi

9 places to go forest bathing in Malawi

Forest Bathing is a hot travel trend for 2020, having been featured by Lonely Planet and Wanderlust, and even appeared on a two BBC TV programmes recently. It’s also one that ticks plenty of boxes. It’s sustainable, it taps into the demand for slow travel, and, as part of wellness travel, it’s genuinely good for […]

5 of the world's most overlooked animals

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […]

Top 5 places to visit in South Malawi (beyond the lake and reserves)

Top 5 places to visit in South Malawi (beyond the lake and reserves)

Malawi is best known for its magnificent Lake Malawi and is increasingly gaining a reputation as a top safari destination. But there is much more that the Warm Heart of Africa has to offer its visitors, including some stunning highland scenery and rich cultural interactions. Having covered those higher profile attractions focussed in previous blogs, […]

Discovering the forgotten islands of Lake Malawi: the Marelli archipelago

Discovering the forgotten islands of Lake Malawi: the Marelli archipelago

Having been featured recently in David Attenborough’s latest stunning natural history series for the BBC, all eyes are on Lake Malawi at the moment. The Africa finale of ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ focussed on the amazing fish found in the lake and there is nowhere better to view those than the islands of the Lake […]

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

Recent years have seen the rise of wellbeing travel with the Global Wellness Summit’s Wellness Trends report stating that 2018 was a “new era of transformative travel”. In 2017, 691 million travellers took wellness specific trips that focused on the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. The awareness and emphasis on wellbeing is […]

5 places to visit in central Malawi

5 places to visit in central Malawi

Although it is home to the country’s capital and main airport, Central Malawi is not as popular with visitors as the better-known attractions to the south of the country. But it does have plenty of places to visit and great experiences on offer, all within relatively easy access of the point where most people enter […]

Malawi safaris - an overview

Malawi safaris – an overview

Malawi is a country that is visited for the remarkable variety of attractions it offers – beautiful beaches on Lake Malawi, genuine and friendly cultural interactions, stunning scenery and thrilling safaris. But, whilst travellers are now visiting and exploring Africa as a whole for more than just its animals, it is still true that safaris […]

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Although visitors look to most African destinations primarily for their safari experiences, there are plenty of other great outdoor and water-based adventure activities on offer, and Malawi is one country that has a surprisingly wide choice of activities available to enjoy despite its relatively small size. The calm, clear waters of Lake Malawi are a […]

Lake Malawi - the jewel in Malawi's crown

Lake Malawi – the jewel in Malawi’s crown

Having given an overview of Malawi’s unique variety of attractions in last month’s blog (lake, landscape, wildlife and culture), this month we will focus in on what is probably the best known: Lake Malawi. Widely viewed as Malawi’s primary tourism asset and also known as the Lake of Stars, Lake Malawi is a wondrous inland […]

Malawi's varied attractions: wildlife, culture, landscape and lake

Malawi’s varied attractions: wildlife, culture, landscape and lake

Described as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi is a relatively 
little known gem of this diverse continent yet has so much to offer: wildlife, culture, scenery, and of course Lake Malawi. It is the unique combination of these attractions that make Malawi so special. Where else will you find a genuinely warm welcome in […]

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Malawi is a hidden gem in Africa that is fast emerging as a complete tourist destination, offering safaris, scenery, beaches and rich cultural experiences. But the jewel in the crown of Malawi’s tourist attractions is Lake Malawi – the Rift Valley’s ‘Lake of Stars’. Home to the world’s first freshwater National Park and covering a […]

5 modern-day African festivals

5 modern-day African festivals

Africa is known for some amazing traditional festivals that showcase the rich and diverse cultures found across the continent. But it is also home to a growing number of modern-day festivals, created in the current era and celebrating the vibrancy of music and arts in Africa now. In this blog, we are taking a look […]

Under the waves on World Wildlife Day

Under the waves on World Wildlife Day

The UN marks World Wildlife Day each year on 3 March. It is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, and to encourage people around the globe to think about what they can do – big or small – to have a positive impact. This year the theme […]