Malawi makes a great stand alone destination but also combines with Zambia to which it is well connected. Zambia with its enormous parks and wild nature makes a wonderful contrast to the more gentle Malawi.
Taking in the wondrous Victoria Falls, an exciting safari in the renowned South Luangwa and a relaxing beach stay on Lake Malawi. This is an adventure-filled safari and beach holiday with a twist and gets you off the beaten track.
Nestled discretely on the banks of a lagoon, Mvuu wilderness Lodge is the perfect place to observe large numbers of hippos floating in the river! Follow this with a stay at the wonderful hideaway- Mumbo Island, and awaken your sense of adventure.
Pumulani is an exclusive family-friendly beach lodge on southern Lake Malawi. With its friendly staff, great food and stunning lakeside setting, Pumulani is a great place to unwind after your safari and snorkel in the implausibly clear water.
A safari and beach holiday to Zambia and Malawi takes you off the beaten track in southern Africa, combining two of the continent’s most untouched destinations. Zambia is often hailed as one of Africa’s best kept secrets, home to the original walking safari, incredible wildlife encounters and the lesser visited side of Victoria Falls. Whilst Malawi sits just next door, it is the perfect accompaniment to Zambia, offering unique bush experiences but above all the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. This landlocked stretch of water is the perfect antidote to a safari holiday, promising total relaxation on its sandy shoreline. Combining these two much loved destinations makes for a holiday or honeymoon you'll never forget.
When To Go To Malawi
With varied topography across Malawi, from the high mountains to the Shire Valley below 180m, Malawi has very varied weather.
The Dry Season - May to October
The best time to visit Malawi is during the drier winter months - early May to late October. Weather gets chilly high up on the northern Nyika Plateau but down on the shore of Lake Malawi you can expect warm, sunny and dry days. This is also when to go to Malawi for the best game viewing - much of the vegetation has thinned out and animals are concentrated near rivers and waterholes.
The Rainy Season - November to April
November is a variable month. It can be hot and dry like the weather in October. It can also see the season's first downpours. November is often a very interesting month; occasionally on successive days you can even see both weather patterns. In January and February temperatures can get uncomfortably hot and humid, rainfall is at its highest - and so is the risk of malaria. Some of the roads in the national parks become impassable.