Travel Options in Malawi
Malawi is a very safe country to travel around - here are some options for your visit.
Local Transport or Rent a Bike - We can advise you where to get minibuses from, or better yet, rent a bike - We have 26 Trek Bikes to choose from!
Rent a Car - Self-Driving is safe and easy - We have a selection of vehicles to choose from.
Guided - Our Specialty - Our Guides are trained and experienced professionals that speak English and know the country like the back of their hands!
Fly - Chartered and Scheduled flights are available - We can book these and your overnight stays to ensure you make the best use of your valuable time.
Create Your Own Safari
Have a look below at some of the opportunities across Malawi and Zambia to help you create your own Tailor-Made Safari.
Get in contact with us with your ideas, time frame, budget and interests and we can help you fit the puzzle together!
What to do in Malawi?
Malawi is a big 5 destination - Five National Parks, Seven Game Reserves and numerous forest reserves to explore on foot, by vehicle and by boat. Search for some of Africa's iconic wildlife high on plateaus or marshes.
Malawi has over 650 species recorded throughout the country, there are areas offering unique refuge for endemic species. Keen ornithologists will not be dissapointed by the lifers they can tick off!
Fresh water based activities throughout the northern and southern lakeshore, fringed by crystal white beaches, dotted with secret islands with unforgettable views and a laid-back lifestyle.
South Central Africa's highest mountain, mulanje offers hikes up to 6 days, Nyika, Luwawa and Dzalanyama up to 3 days - Other forestry areas like Zomba, Dedza and ntchisi have day hikes to suit everyones pace and interests.
The latest trend, forest bathing in Malawi is a popular and tranquil way to explore the numerous forests.
Through forests, mountains and into the waves of Lake Malawi!
Delve into Malawian and African History, Malawi is host to numerous bushmen rock painting sites, lake wrecks, WW2 memorabilia, Museums and colonial architecture!
Accommodation in Malawi
Malawi has started introducing Star Quality grading systems and some establishments have these - however the best is to get in contact with us so we can match your needs and expectations to the lodge or hotel.
Options in Malawi range from:
Personalised and Exclusive Lodges
Large Resorts and City Hotels
Owner Run Unique Lodges
Campsites & Dormitories
Tie your journey across Malawi into Zambia or one of the other neighbouring countries like Southern Tanzania or Mozambique for an all-round Central African Experience. Or explore Zambia in-depth for an all Zambian experience.
Travel Options in Zambia
Zambia is a lot larger and more remote than Malawi - so pre-arranged road transfers, self-driving, guided or flying is essential to make your journey stress-free and on-budget.
Distances between worthwhile sites and game reserves can be long, so it's vital to have a plan in place and be aware of possible road-side overnight accommodation. Some of Zambia's more remote dirt roads and game reserves are only accessible at certain times of the year, so it's essential to check the time of year and possible draw-backs to your travel plans.
More scheduled flight services have become available, making access to popular tourism destinations easier and faster.
Accommodation in Zambia
Despite Zambia being more remote than Malawi, it's infrastructure is very well established, and as a result there are a lot more accommodation options to choose from.
These range from exclusive and luxurious lodges, seasonal bushcamps that are remote and rustic or hidden luxury, large city hotels, intimate camps and lodges, mid-range options, backpackers and campsites!
Zambia is able to cater for every kind of traveller or experience, the ultimate romance hotspots, perfect groupo accommodation and inclusive family properties.
What to do in Zambia?
Wild - Wild oh, and a little more Wild!
Zambia's strap line is 'The Real Africa' - and it describes it perfectly. Zambia is the best country to indulge in your Wild African Dreams.
Parks and Game Reserves - the originators of the famous "Walking Safari" coupled with game drives, night drive safaris, river safaris, fishing, hot air balooning, micro-lighting, helicopter flights...
There are big 5 Game Reserves, Animal Sanctuaries, Rehabilitation Centres, Conservation areas for rare species.
Zambia is also home to the worlds biggest mammal migration (The Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat) and home to the second largest Wilderbeest Migration in Luiwa Plains.
Add in a little Waterfall called Victoria Falls for your thrill-seeking side like white water rafting, bungee jumping and gorge swings, river cruises, canoeing and add a few more waterfalls on that, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps!
So what to do in Zambia you ask? What is there not to do!?
If you're looking for a little more inspiration to get your travel juices flowing, get in contact with us!
Southern Tanzania and Mozambique are popular add on destinations from Malawi, explore Southern Tanzania National Parks and Cultural hotspots or journey across into Mozambique to follow the ocean and get sun-kissed skin on the crystal white sands!