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A diverse landscape of high plateaus and the enormous Lake Malawi

Malawi has the magic mix of everything that you could wish for the perfect family holiday, from adventure to relaxation, safari to beach.

First and foremost, Malawi is a safe and welcoming destination; one of the reasons it has become known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’. It’s also relatively easy to travel around with your family, whether that be as part of a self-drive itinerary or with privately guided transfers that offer a little insight into the country as you travel.

If you want to combine some time on safari and a little time relaxing at the beach, Malawi can offer both. Over the last 15 years, Malawi has been transformed as a safari destination, with exciting wildlife reintroductions to a few reserves; including lions, leopard, cheetah and one of the largest elephant relocations ever. Explore the reserves by 4x4, boat or walking safari.

Lake Malawi is fringed by vast stretches of sandy beaches and the crystal-clear waters, especially around some of the small islands, are excellent for swimming and a variety of water sports. The huge diversity of tropical fish in the lake creates a spectacular natural aquarium, perfect for snorkelling.

Malawi dishes up a wide choice of activities for the whole family; from kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving to relaxed sunset dhow excursions. On land you can enjoy mountain biking, horse riding, or trekking in beautiful scenery, such as Mount Mulanje or the Zomba Plateau. Malawi is a laid-back destination though, so make sure you also find some time to relax by the pool or on the beach, gazing out at the twinkling waters of the Lake of Stars.

Finally, it’s Malawi’s people who really make this country special. Take the opportunity to get out into the community, stop to chat and discover more about the culture and daily life in this unique family destination.

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