What To Do
Malawi has a total of nine National Parks to explore; in the south are the Lengwe National Park, Majete wildlife reserves, Mwabvi, Lake Malawi and Cape Maclear; Nyika Plateau and Vwaza Wildlife Reserve in the north and in the central area is Kasungu National Park and Nkhotakota Reserve.
The most famous is the world's first freshwater National Park and a World Heritage Site, Lake Malawi National Park. It offers crystal clear warm waters and sandy beaches against a stunning backdrop of high mountains. Designated to protect the diversity of tropical fish, some not found anywhere else on earth, the Park encompasses the popular Cape Maclear as well as the Lake and its Islands stretching 100 metres offshore.
The Nankhumba Peninsula, the centrepiece of a miniature archipelago of twelve islands, offers spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities. Travellers can also enjoy a kayaking expedition, boat trips and even live aboard a luxury yacht sailing around the lake. Water skiing and sailboarding are also popular activities on the lake. While on land the park is home to an extraordinary concentration of species of bird, plant and animal including baboons, antelope and hyrax as well as fish eagles, cormorants and hammerkops.
Choose from an open-sided 4x4 game drive or maybe opt for a walking safari in Malawi. There are also opportunities for a boat safari travelling along the Shire River spotting elephant just a few meters away or saddle up for a safari on horseback as you ride amongst zebra and antelope.
You may be interested to read our blog on Malawi here.