Malawi Tours & Safari Packages

57 Tours to Malawi, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R13086 $932 £713 €822 A$1301 C$1231 NZ$1354 to R103050 $7339 £5618 €6471 A$10243 C$9696 NZ$10660 per person. Use our Tour Search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more.

Zambian Lodge Safari to South Luangwa National Park

Priced from pps R13086 $932 £713 €822 A$1301 C$1231 NZ$1354 Full pricing info
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Luangwa leopard
Length
04 days
From Lilongwe to Lilongwe
A fantastic 4-day wildlife safari from Lilongwe in Malawi to Zambia's premier game reserve - South Luangwa National Park, where you explore the wild African bush on game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicles.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Lilongwe   
South Luangwa National Park  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Dzalanyama Forest & South Luangwa Park Safari

Priced from pps R21384 $1523 £1166 €1343 A$2126 C$2012 NZ$2212 Full pricing info
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Safari tent outside
Length
06 days
From Lilongwe to Lilongwe
A fantastic 6 day getaway from Lilongwe, Malawi to Zambia's premier reserve - South Luangwa National Park where we go in search of the parks wildlife in 4x4 open sided vehicles. This is followed by a trip to Malawi's Dzalanyama Forest home to some spectacular birdlife.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Lilongwe   
South Luangwa National Park  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

South Luangwa National Park & Lake Malawi Safari

Priced from pps R26299 $1873 £1434 €1652 A$2614 C$2475 NZ$2721 Full pricing info
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Luangwa giraffes
Length
06 days
From Lilongwe to Lilongwe
A great 6 day getaway from Lilongwe, Malawi to Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and the white sand beaches of Lake Malawi. A great inland "Beach & Bush" getaway!
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Lake Malawi  
Lilongwe   
South Luangwa National Park  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Northern Malawi Budget Safari

Priced from pps R29907 $2130 £1631 €1878 A$2973 C$2814 NZ$3094 Full pricing info
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Makuzi  beach
Length
07 days
From Lilongwe to Lilongwe
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.
Countries Visited
Malawi   
Top Destinations Visited
Lake Malawi  
Lilongwe   
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Southern Malawi Budget Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R37840 $2695 £2063 €2376 A$3761 C$3561 NZ$3915 Full pricing info
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Lake Malawi sunset
Length
07 days
From Lilongwe to Lilongwe
A one week tour of Southern Malawi from Lilongwe to Game Haven and Statemwa Tea Estate in the Shire Highlands, then wild Liwonde National Park and Nankoma Island on Lake Malawi. Explore the scenic Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi, on this Budget Lodge Safari.
Countries Visited
Malawi   
Top Destinations Visited
Lake Malawi  
Lilongwe   
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Vic Falls to Dar es Salaam Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R23950 $1706 £1306 €1504 A$2381 C$2254 NZ$2478 Full pricing info
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Luangwa River
Length
11 days
From Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam
Explore Victoria Falls, Lusaka and Chipata. Drive to Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and cross into Malawi. Relax on Lake Malawi beaches, see the Great Rift Valley and Mukumi National Park then Dar es Salaam.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Tanzania  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Dar Es Salaam  
Great Rift Valley  
Lake Malawi  
Livingstone  
Lusaka  
Selous Game Reserve  
South Luangwa National Park   
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Dar es Salaam to Vic Falls Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R23950 $1706 £1306 €1504 A$2381 C$2254 NZ$2478 Full pricing info
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Luangwa River
Length
11 days
From Dar Es Salaam to Victoria Falls
Travel overland on a budget from Dar es Salaam via Mukumi National Park to the shores of Lake Malawi before crossing into Zambia for wild game viewing in South Luangwa National Park. Journey on through Zambia to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Tanzania  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Dar Es Salaam  
Lake Malawi  
Lilongwe   
Lusaka  
Selous Game Reserve  
South Luangwa National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R16950 $1207 £924 €1064 A$1685 C$1595 NZ$1753 Full pricing info
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Malawi market
Length
11 days
From Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam
A 11 day Camping Safari from Zambia's Victoria Falls to the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on the East Coast of Africa. Highlights include Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi and Mikumi Park.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Tanzania  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Dar Es Salaam  
Great Rift Valley  
Lake Malawi  
Livingstone  
Lusaka  
Selous Game Reserve  
South Luangwa National Park   
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Tanzania to Malawi & Vic Falls Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R16950 $1207 £924 €1064 A$1685 C$1595 NZ$1753 Full pricing info
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Length
11 days
From Dar Es Salaam to Victoria Falls
Discover Tanzania, Malawi and Vic Falls on this 11 day camping adventure starting in Dar es Salaam visiting Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park and Mikumi. Experience the tropical lake shores, rich cultures & abundant wildlife of East Africa.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Tanzania  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Dar Es Salaam  
Lake Malawi  
Lusaka  
Selous Game Reserve  
South Luangwa National Park   
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Luangwa Valley Zambian Safari Adventure

Priced from pps R36943 $2631 £2014 €2320 A$3672 C$3476 NZ$3822 Full pricing info
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Luangwa giraffe
Length
13 days
From Lilongwe to Lusaka
Explore the game-rich and remote Luangwa Valley, game viewing in South Luangwa and North Luangwa National Parks of untamed northern Zambia.
Countries Visited
Malawi  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Lilongwe   
Lusaka  
South Luangwa National Park  
Type of Tour
Expedition Safaris

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About Malawi – the Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi is best known for its beautiful Lake Malawi and is also renowned for its friendly locals, earning it the title as the “warm heart of Africa”. This relatively small, yet diverse country is a laid-back travel destination where the pace of life slows down and you get to relax and appreciate its spectacular natural scenery.

Although the Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country around 20% of its total area is covered by the fresh-water Lake Malawi. This beautiful African country is the ideal destination for relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi, participating in water sports or exploring its warm waters by boat, yacht or catamaran.

The country consists primarily of a long narrow plateau and rolling plains, gentle hills and a few mountain ranges. Most of Malawi’s population is rural with agriculture being the main industry. The majority of Malawians still live in traditional villages that welcome visitors interested in their way of life.

Malawi Highlights – Lakeshore Beaches, Scenery & Wildlife 

Malawi is home to a wide variety of birds with over 650 recorded species found across the country's different landscapes. The birdlife consists primarily of woodland or grassland varieties including the Livingstone flycatcher, red-winged francolin and the endemic Lillian’s lovebird.

Lake Malawi, as well as the rivers and dams of Malawi also attract waterbirds such as fish eagle, hamerkop, kingfishers, egret and pelican. Raptors, like the African marsh harrier, black-breasted snake eagle and peregrine falcon, add to the variety of birdlife.

Lake Malawi - Malawi's Jewel

The vast freshwater Lake Malawi is one of the most scenic in the world, idyllically located between high mountains in a warm climate. The lake is famous for its warm waters and welcoming locals, as well as the fresh fish, sandy beaches, excellent diving and resident fish eagles.

The crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi stretch over 500km along eastern Malawi forming most of the border between Malawi and the rugged coast of Mozambique and Tanzania. The lake, also known as Lake Nyasa, lies in the Great Rift Valley running through Malawi. Its fish rich waters serve as a major food source for Malawians, including fish such as the chambo and a large catfish, the Kampango.

Lake Malawi boasts a variety of brightly coloured fish in its tropical waters, making it a excellent destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The lake also boasts sandy white beaches fringed with palm trees, ideal for lazing on. There are a variety of water sports available at Lake Malawi, including diving, snorkeling, waterskiing, sailing and kayaking. The lake is home to an exceptionally high number of fish species, among them numerous endemic species. The cichlid fish species found in Lake Malawi are of particular significance among the several hundred endemic species inhabiting the lake.

Lake Malawi National Park located on the southern end of the lake is a World Heritage Site, considered of great importance in the study of evolution. Other wildlife found at Lake Malawi includes monitor lizards, hippopotamus, baboons, antelopes, hyrax, crocodiles and a sizeable population of African fish eagles.

Liwonde National Park - Wildlife & Scenic Delight

Liwonde National Park is considered Malawi’s top game reserve offering the best game viewing in the country, as well as some of the most beautiful scenery. Liwonde is located in the south of Malawi along the Upper Shire River and is said to be the longest established park in the country. Liwonde Park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in Malawi with these gentle mammals frequently being sighted at the river’s edge, along with hippopotamuses, zebras, antelopes and crocodiles.

The park is home to high concentrations of sable antelope, kudu, duiker and oribi, as well as warthogs. Waterbuck, reedbuck, antelope and if you’re lucky even lions and leopards can also be spotted in Liwonde. The park runs a rhino-breeding program having reintroduced two black rhinos into the wild. The park is rich in birdlife with species including the African Fish Eagle, jacana, white-bellied cormorant, Palm-nut vultures, Western Banded Eagles, Brown Snake Eagles as well as a number of weavers and bishops. The uncommon Lilian's lovebird is also found in Liwonde along with Carmine and Boehm's Bee-eaters. Liwonde Park offers visitors excellent accommodation options, night game drives and game-viewing boat trips.

Dzalanyama Forest - Birder's Paradise

Dzalanyama Forest Reserve consists of steep, tree-covered hills and escarpments inhabited by spectacular birdlife, as well as baboons, duikers, hyena, leopard and some sable antelope. The Dzalanyama Forest is best known for its prolific birdlife, boasting over 300 bird species including the African Citril, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin and the White-tailed Blue-flycatcher. Other bird species include the Bar-tailed Trogon, Miombo Pied Barbet, Woodland Pipit, Central Bearded Scrub-Robin, Stripe-breasted Canary and Eastern Double-collared Sunbird. The Dzalanyama Reserve runs along the watershed between Malawi and Mozambique and is ideal for bird watching, hiking and simply enjoying nature.

Malawi Safaris - from Sailing in Style to Camping Overland

There are a wide variety of Malawi safaris to choose from ranging from a 4-day Budget Lodge Safari and 6-day Budget Sailing Safaris to epic 56-day Camping Overland Tours that travel throughout southern Africa. A number of the shorter Malawi tours are ideal beach and wildlife getaways that combine Zambia’s Luangwa National Park and Lake Malawi. 

African Budget Safaris also offers several Lake Malawi sailing or boat safaris to chose from, including a live aboard yacht safari, boat cruises and a luxury Catamaran trip. A sailing safari is an unforgettable way of exploring Lake Malawi as you sail its warm waters stopping off at various bays and islands, such as Chisimulu Island and Likomo Island. The various sailing safaris go to different parts of Lake Malawi so you can choose to travel the full length of the western side of the lake, visit southern Lake Malawi or head to the remote Eastern shores. 

On Lake Malawi safaris your days are typically spent relaxing on the sandy beaches along the lakeshore, swimming in the warm waters or participating in the variety of water sports on offer. You get to enjoy fresh fish caught by the local fisherman using traditional fishing techniques and you can try paddle a dug out canoe if you’re up the challenge. On dry land you can learn to play the local game of bao or hunt for bargains at the local markets, as well as going horse riding or visiting a local school and village.

African Budget Safaris combine Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia with a visit to Malawi, in various itineraries encompassing the best beach and wildlife highlights in southern Africa. Highlights include Victoria Falls, Zanzibar’s Stone Town, Luangwa Park in Zambia, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, South Africa’s Kruger Park and Chobe in Botswana, to name a few.

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