The Safari exceeded Sue’s and my expectations and has been a continuous talking point since our return.
John and Suzanne Taylor
Malawi is the warm heart of Africa, Malawi is a small country in central southern Africa that offers a true African safari experience. It is a long and narrow landlocked country dominated by Lake Malawi, nearly 600km long and up to 80km wide. Lake Malawi has palm fringed sandy beaches and crystal clear water. David Livingstone arrived at the shore of Lake Malawi in 1861, he was the first European explorer to see the Lake where he set up a number of missions.
There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the largest single geographical feature on Earth. This ancient 5000 km-long geological formation bisects much of Africa from Egypt to Botswana and boasts a bewildering array of habitats and lush vegetation. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of much of the Rift Valley – and Malawi displays them all. Perfect for that journey of a lifetime.
The scenery you will experience on a Malawi safari holiday is diverse and the habitats are varied. At its lowest point, the country is only about 35 metres above sea level; its highest point, Mount Mulanje, is 140km away and over 3000m above sea level. Between these altitude extremes, there are rolling hills, plateaus, cool misty mountains and wide-ranging scenery.
Each of the many diverse habitats is protected within Malawi’s eleven national parks and game reserves – from elephants to orchids.
For those keen on experiencing African culture in all its complexity and beauty, Malawi is possibly the best country for this as distances are short with warm and friendly people.
Safari Club feature camps located on islands and around the lakeshore of Lake Malawi and also offer safaris in the Liwonde National Park which is the premier wildlife park in Malawi.
Possibly the best time to visit Malawi for a Safari holiday is during the drier months between May and October. Safari Club can offer the excellent option of combining a few days at the lake with a safari in South Luangwa National Park just across the border in eastern Zambia.
If you are planning a safari in Malawi or would like a quotation or sample itinerary please complete our simple contact form or call one of our safari consultants for an informal chat on telephone 0845 0545 889