Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, Malawi is an undiscovered gem full of adventure. 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, unspoiled wildlife parks, to Africa’s third-largest and most beautiful lake. Significant conservation efforts are underway, with many parks recovering from poaching: the lovely Liwonde National Park has a winding river ideal for boat trips and seeing lots of elephants; Majete Wildlife Reserve is Malawi’s top Big Five destination; and the rolling green hills of Nyika National Park are ideal for plains game and walking safaris. It is typically less expensive than some of the more popular safari destinations, and the “bush and beach” option makes it very appealing.
Because the wildlife densities are not as strong as in other areas, combining Malawi with the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is an easy way to enrich your experience.