Malawi may be one of Africa’s smallest countries but when it comes to exploration and adventure, it has tremendous amounts to offer; from grasslands and forests, mountaintops, unspoilt wildlife parks to Africa’s third largest and most beautiful Lake! The wildlife parks in Malawi are picturesque as well as diverse in game. Also unlike other African parks these have a very exclusive feel to them with only a few lodges operating in each. Reserves such as Majete Wildlife Reserve, are virtually undiscovered by tourists thus visiting it feels more like an expedition, making for unique and exciting safaris. Majete is also the only official Big 5 Park in Malawi. Malawi is not a wealthy country, but there are great riches in the people.

Fabled for its crystal clear waters and hundreds of tropical fish, it’s a diver’s paradise. But it doesn’t stop there; you can snorkel and kayak the lake as well, relax on one of its sandy beaches or, better yet, pay a visit to one of its exotic islands. For…

Malawi may be one of Africa’s smallest countries but when it comes to exploration and adventure, it has tremendous amounts to offer; from grasslands and forests, mountaintops, unspoilt wildlife parks to Africa’s third largest and most beautiful Lake! The wildlife parks in Malawi are picturesque as well as diverse in game. Also unlike other African parks these have a very exclusive feel to them with only a few lodges operating in each. Reserves such as Majete Wildlife Reserve, are virtually undiscovered by tourists thus visiting it feels more like an expedition, making for unique and exciting safaris. Majete is also the only official Big 5 Park in Malawi. Malawi is not a wealthy country, but there are great riches in the people.

Fabled for its crystal clear waters and hundreds of tropical fish, it’s a diver’s paradise. But it doesn’t stop there; you can snorkel and kayak the lake as well, relax on one of its sandy beaches or, better yet, pay a visit to one of its exotic islands. For a bit of romance you can do a sunset cruise in Lake Malawi, which is also known as the Lake of Stars after all.

Away from the lake expect to be wooed by Malawi’s mountains, rolling green hills and National Parks which are particularly diverse in their game. Reserves such as Majete Wildlife Reserve contain the Big 5 and are virtually undiscovered by tourists, making for unique and exciting safaris.

Liwonde is perhaps the most popular of all the game parks. It is about 100 miles (160 km) north of Blantyre and only rather more than half that distance from the hotels on the southern Lakeshore. Additionally, game viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4x4s.

Wildlife includes quite large numbers of elephants and the river attracts countless hippos and crocodiles. Antelope include kudu, sable and bushbuck. There are leopards and hyeana and the occasional visiting lion. Black rhino has been re-introduced. Birdlife is exceptionally varied. The river attracts fish eagles and weaver birds build their nests in the thin woodland. Pel’s fishing owl is often seen at dusk along the river’s edge.

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