Malawi Budget Travel

The Friendly Country

Malawi, the land of the friendly people! Malawi is often referred to as "The warm heart of Africa". Tourists are welcomed with open arms and a friendly smile and it's this engaging attitude that makes Malawi a major draw card for tourists.

Lake Malawi

Malawi most dominant feature is Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is a fresh water lake, the ninth largest Lake in the world. Lake Malawi is 560 km's Long and occupies an area of 29 600km's squared.

The Lake is home to 550 species of brightly coloured fish (Cichlid), crocodiles and plenty of magnificent fish eagles whose distinctive cry can be heard throughout the Lake. Lake Malawi has two inhabited islands, Chizumulu and Likuma. Lake Malawi offers fantastic snorkelling, canoeing and sailing opportunities.


The country itself is relatively poor with 53% of the population living below the population line. 85% of the population still live in the rural areas. Malawi's capital is Lilongwe, and its commercial centre and largest city is Blantyre with a population of over 500,000 people. Agriculture is the biggest contributor to Malawi's GDP with tobacco and tea production been the biggest sector.


Malawi has a sub-tropical climate, which is relatively dry and strongly seasonal. The warm-wet season stretches from November to April.A cool, dry winter season is from May to August.

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Google Map of Malawi

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Zambia & Malawi Small Group Budget Safari

Duration 15 Days, Travel Style Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris
Priced from pps R42625 $3025 £2347 €2678 A$4235 C$4006 NZ$4407 Full pricing info
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South Luangwa lions This diverse tour takes you from a tranquil forest, to exciting bushveld game drives, to the highlands of Malawi, descends to an island paradise and ends on the shores of Lake Malawi.

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Northern Malawi Budget Safari

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R30014 $2130 £1652 €1886 A$2982 C$2821 NZ$3103 Full pricing info
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Makuzi  beach A one-week budget lodge safari exploring northern Malawi, from Lilongwe to Luwawa Forest, Nyika National Park and historic Livingstonia to the scenic Chintheche and Makuzi Beaches on Lake Malawi.

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