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Lake Malawi Tours, Vacations & Travel Packages

  • Fisherman on Lake Malawi - a great photo opportunity while on your Malawi vacation.
  • Locals prepare to embark on a ferry - a change for you to see the daily activities of Malawi life while on Lake Malawi tours.

Lake Malawi, originally known as Lake Nyasa, is located on the eastern side of Malawi and was discovered by the missionary-explorer Dr. David Livingstone just over 150 years ago. It is bordered by Mozambique and Tanzania and one-third of the lake’s area belongs to Mozambique to be enjoyed on a Malawi vacation. It is the 9th largest lake in the world, the third-largest in Africa and one of the deepest lakes anywhere. It is also home to more species of fish than any other lake. 

Lake Malawi is one of the main attractions in Malawi because of its beaches and islands. Resorts offer a wide range of activities such as snorkelling, diving, sailing, water skiing, camping and trips to the islands located along the lake. 

Lake Malawi National Park is a national park located at the southern end of Lake Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Despite this, Lake Malawi National Park does include a fair amount of land including several small islands in Lake Malawi. It is home to animals such as baboons. The graves of five early missionaries are also found in the park. The many endemic fish species make it a key example of specialized evolution. For this reason, it was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should be included in a Malawi vacation. 

Lake Malawi

  • Malawi and Zambia Getaway: South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to central Africa to search for wildlife in South Luangwa National Park and enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Malawi. Staying at game lodges in Zambia and a chic island lodge in Malawi, you’ll spend your days tracking leopards and lions and engaging with the incredible environments of this African region.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,699
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi : Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Add a touch of luxury in distinctly non-touristy surrounds to your African safari with this short stay on Likoma Island, in the middle of Lake Malawi. Immersing yourself in nature here post-safari is the perfect end to an African holiday.
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,302
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Malawi See Trip Details
  • Magical Malawi

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Madonna may have helped put it on the mainstream map, but Malawi has been one of Africa’s hidden delights for years. Focused on the national parks, this Malawi tour showcases the country’s natural beauty.
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,261
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Malawi See Trip Details
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