Category: Malawi

Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos

Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos

While it’s common for Africa’s ‘Big Cats’ to be considered as the continent’s primary wildlife species, the animals that often inspire the most awe when out on safari are the larger, ‘Big Grey Giants’ – elephants, rhinos and hippos. There is nothing quite like witnessing these huge beasts and their surprising grace and agility, so […]

Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi

Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi

Malawi is currently fast emerging as a hot destination in Africa thanks, in no small part to the transformations of its wildlife and safari experiences currently underway. But those developments are focussed on two wildlife reserves in the south of the country and one in the central area. The country’s southern region has a host […]

6 reasons why Malawi has become a leader in conservation in Africa

6 reasons why Malawi has become a leader in conservation in Africa

In the past, Malawi has never really been considered much of a pioneer in conservation terms compared to its neighbours in Africa. It has always had its protected national parks and wildlife reserves, and it is home to the world’s first freshwater National Park in Lake Malawi (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site). But, over […]

Top 5 places in Southern Malawi for family activity holidays

Top 5 places in Southern Malawi for family activity holidays

Malawi is a year-round safari destination that offers the best in bush and water fun for the whole family. ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ is oriented towards families looking for an African holiday that is not necessarily tailored around cushioned comfort but also offers adventure, rustic charm and hospitality that is genuinely friendly. The slower […]

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

Travel and tourism is one industry that has continued to thrive in recent years, consistently out-performing the global economy, and 2018 looks to be no exception. We spoke to a number of experts in the industry to find out their opinions on the countries to visit in the year ahead. And so here are 18 […]

7 of Africa's must-stay private islands

7 of Africa’s must-stay private islands

There is something particularly romantic about the idea of a deserted island, a place untouched untouched by urbanisation and the hassles of everyday life. Crystal clear waters, white beaches, and peace and quiet beckon. But though a Robinson Crusoe-style shipwreck might appeal to some, most of us prefer to stay with rather more of life’s […]

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

For many of us, paradise equals sunshine, sand, and surf. Cocktails and sunsets are an added bonus. Sun seekers typically head to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia for such pleasures, but if you really want a sublime beachside experiences, and especially one where you’re likely to have the beach to yourself, you need to consider […]

Destinations for your next African safari

Destinations for your next African safari

Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger: names that are synonymous with African safaris. And, they receive the lion’s share of visitors—pun intended. Fortunately, the average safari tourist is well-educated and environmentally-conscious. They actively choose to spend money with companies who are working to make a positive difference in the areas in which they operate. African Parks recognizes […]

5 great restaurants in Lilongwe, Malawi

5 great restaurants in Lilongwe, Malawi

Not exactly known as being a bustling or a beautiful city, the spirit of luxury Malawi lies in the thriving and incredibly fun ex-pat community. Regular events are organized: beer festivals, pub quiz nights, 5 and 10K races and even polo matches. People who call the capital home are friendly and likely to share their […]

6 glorious things to do on Lake Malawi

6 glorious things to do on Lake Malawi

Nearly the size of Belgium, Lake Malawi is the third-largest lake on the African continent and the ninth-largest in the world. For your next relaxing escape, here are the do not miss activities in which to partake during your stay in this unique and truly African freshwater paradise. Soak in the Malawian warmth Malawi is […]

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5 ‘home from home’ private safari houses

Africa is most fun when shared with family or friends and there are an increasing number of exclusive-use safari houses where you can do it in style with your own chef, a team of staff to look after you, and a private guide and vehicle to go out and explore. And if it’s a private […]

5 of the wildest African Rift Valley lakes

5 of the wildest African Rift Valley lakes

The Great Rift Valley which runs through Africa has much romance to it’s history – many of the first Great Explorers discovered some of the earth’s most beautiful lakes here, all of which offer you the chance to see Africa’s raw beauty at it’s best. Some of the more famous lakes like Lake Manyara and […]

Africa's top 10 most romantic properties

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

True romantics don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their loved ones how much they care. With these dreamy properties in Africa you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend a few nights away! Read on for our guide to the 10 most romantic places to stay on the continent. Kaya Mawa, Malawi The name of […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Great reasons to visit Malawi

Malawi is possibly not the first African country you’d think of travelling to for a great wildlife experience.  It has historically been better known for its lake-focussed activities, its links with local communities enabling visitors to get a real insight into the local culture, and walks and horse riding in the Nyika Plateau with its […]

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

Tongole Wilderness Lodge has opened a new airstrip enabling visitors to access the luxury lodge more easily as well as providing the opportunity to experience the most brilliant panoramic views of Malawi. The airstrip was officially opened last month and now offers a faster route to the lodge and surrounding area. By road it takes […]