Forest, mountains and rural villages, but its best known for Lake Malawi, or 'Lake of Stars' as explorer David Livingstone named it, an enormous fresh water inland sea. The rustic resorts on the lakeshore are ideal places to kick back in the sand and watch the sun sink into the lake as fisherman return to shore with the day's catch. A variety of attractions can be found in this exquisite country such as, forest, mountains and many a rural village, but there is one major attraction - Lake Malawi.
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There are many small rustic resorts along this fresh water lake where you can kick back on the sand, and enjoy the perfect sunset over this lake. Malawi will offer you the perfect sub tropical climate, allowing you ample time to soak up the sun and work on that tan. Lilongwe is the largest city in Malawi, as well as the capital city. Malawi plays host to just over 12 million people, with English and Chichewa being the main languages.
Most your time in Malawi will be spent enjoying the white beaches and warm waters of Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is also known as "the lake of stars", offering an abundance of water activities. With the staggering amount of 500 species of fish, this lake makes for an excellent spot for fresh water diving after meeting and greeting all the welcoming locals.
Cool and dry temperatures can be expected during the months of May through to August, hot and dry weather can be expected from September to mid-November, while hot and wet weather can be expected from December to April.

Tourist Attractions

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Most your time in Malawi will be spent enjoying the white beaches and warm waters of Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is also known as "the lake of stars", offering an abundance of water activities. With the staggering amount of 500 species of fish, this lake makes for an excellent spot for fresh water diving after meeting and greeting all the welcoming locals.

Trips that visit Malawi

Trip CodeTrip NameDurationLocationTrip Price
VZ1515 DaysVictoria Falls to Dar Es SalaamZAR 14595
ZV1515 DaysDar Es Salaam to Victoria FallsZAR 14595
NV2121 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 18795
VN2121 DaysVictoria Falls to NairobiZAR 18795
NV2626 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 35595
JZ2626 DaysJohannesburg to Dar Es SalaamZAR 20895
ZJ2626 DaysDar Es Salaam to JohannesburgZAR 20895
JN3232 DaysJohannesburg to NairobiZAR 25095
NJ3232 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 25095
VN3535 DaysVictoria Falls to NairobiZAR 31395
NV3535 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 31395
CZ3636 DaysCape Town to Dar Es SalaamZAR 27195
ZC3636 DaysDar Es Salaam to Cape TownZAR 27195
NJ3737 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 39795
CN4242 DaysCape Town to NairobiZAR 31395
NC4242 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 31395
JN4646 DaysJohannesburg to NairobiZAR 39795
NJ4646 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 39795
NC4747 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 50295
CN5656 DaysCape Town to NairobiZAR 45255
NC5656 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 45255

Interesting Facts

Lake Malawi is drained only by one river - The Shire River.

Climate Conditions

There are three seasons in Malawi. The rainy season extends from November to April, the cool season from May to July and the dry season from August to October. Temperatures and rainfall are greatly influenced by Lake Malawi and altitude, which varies from 37 metres (in the Lower Shire Valley) to 3050 metres (Mount Mulanje).
Along the lakeshore, the mean annual temperature is 24°C, and humidity can be high during the rainy season. On all our tours, it's best to bring warm clothing - raincoat, warm hat, socks etc. - as across Africa wet/dry and hot/cool climatic periods change invariably.