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Wild Whispers Africa Safaris

The Best Malawi Safaris

Tailor Made Safaris & Vacation Holidays in Malawi


Wild Whispers Africa Safaris

Malawi is one of the most beautiful countries to visit in Africa. Found right at the foot of Central Eastern Africa, at the very heart of Southern Africa, in the heat of the great African continent, it’s an unhurt gem that boasts diverse landscapes. Its people are friendly and keen on sharing their traditions and their exploding culinary flavors with their guests.

On a Malawi safari, adventure can be infinite because the central region of Southern Africa has so much local wildlife to admire and explore. The most impressive attraction in Malawi is the famed Lake Malawi, home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world. Nicknamed as ‘Lake of Stars’ because of the legends surrounding life on its waters, this huge freshwater lake, listed on the World Heritage list at UNESCO, has clear water, white and sandy beaches, and more than a 1,000 different species of brightly coloured fish, with many of them which exist only in Lake Malawi.



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Explore the diverse landscapes of Malawi on this 5-day safari, including Blantyre, Majete Wildlife Reserve,

Best Things To Do in Malawi

Walking Safari in Malawi

To get up close and personal with nature, Malawi offers the option of a safari walk. Accompanied by guides and rangers, visitors get the chance to walk through the wilderness, getting up close to the animals in a way that’s not possible from the seat of a 4X4. Safari walks allow you to track animals, learn about plants, and truly appreciate the smaller details of the environment that go unnoticed when driving past. There are short, easy nature trails available, as well as multi-day hikes through some of Malawi’s most spectacular landscapes. It is an exciting, educational activity and a chance to truly get closer to nature, experiencing Malawi in a whole new way and, of course, seeing iconic species like elephant, hippo and crocodile in their natural environments.

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Malawi Community Tourism

Malawi is called the ‘warm heart of Africa’ and there is no better way to get to know the people than through community-based tourism. Stay at community run lodges, be guided around the village and learn about its traditions, livelihood and take part in daily activities such as basket weaving, vegetable gardening, pounding maize for fish feed, dancing or drumming. The experience will give you a glimpse into daily life in the rural areas as well as the possibility to interact with locals and discover a new culture that will leave you touched for a long time to come. Community-based tourism in Malawi is a fascinating way to learn about the country’s diverse culture and traditions, and earn money for the locals whose livelihoods depend on tourism and rural development.

Malawi cultural safaris

Scuba Diving or Snorkeling in Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, known as the ‘Lake of Stars’, is a huge freshwater lake renowned for its incredible underwater life. It is estimated that over 1,000 species of brightly coloured tropical cichlid fish make their home here, with over half of these being endemic to the lake. Taking a short dive or snorkelling tour is a great way to experience the extraordinary underwater world of this lake, seeing everything from rows of colourful fish darting between rocks to ugly but terrifying catfish that will swallow your hand if you let them. The lake’s waters are warm and its visibility good, making it a great destination for both beginner and experienced divers.

FAQs about Safaris in Malawi

The best time of the year to be on a malawi safari is in the dry season typically in May to October when visitors will find best wildlife typically in their typical waterholes. Malawi Safari The peak season of Malawi Holidays Destination is from June to September which is the mildest period and the dry sunny weather attracts masses of tourists who love to enjoy their moment of splendour during the malawi safari venture. Every year on average Malawi experiences an annual rainfall of 1180 mm which evaporate in the months of November to April.


Malawi has the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – plus a variety of wildlife, some of which was restocked when Majete was rescued. Here you’ll also find hippo, crocodile, zebra, antelopes and a variety of bird species. More than 650 bird species are found in Malawi. Malawi is also home to the rare endangered black rhino, with around 40 individuals living in Liwonde National Park.


Malawi has some unique wildlife destinations. Liwonde National Park, located on the banks of the Shire River, has the highest concentration of elephant in the country and good birdlife. Majete Wildlife Reserve, a success conservation story, is a good place to spot wildlife. Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, the first and largest reserve in Malawi, has some of the last remains of wilderness in south Malawi, and diverse fauna. Finally, Lake Malawi has stunning beaches on the banks of the lake, as well as unique aquatic life. There are in total 9 national parks and wildlife reserves in Malawi and they take up 11% of the land area.


Malawi Safaris offer numerous activities tailored for people with different interests. The most popular way to explore the parks and reserves of Malawi is through game drives in open 4x4 vehicles. Boat safaris on the Shire River offer views of hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of bird species. Guided nature walks offer a more interactive experience and give you a chance to learn more about the bush. Other activities include birdwatching, fishing, kayaking and visits to local Malawian cultural villages.


Malawi has a selection of accommodation ranging from luxury lodges and tented camps to self-catering units and budget campsites. Most lodges and camps are located in prime wildlife areas which in turn offer great game-viewing opportunities. A case in point are the Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde, the Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete, and the Tongole Wilderness Lodge in Nkhotakota.