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Malawi holidays by Cox & Kings

Malawi is one of Africa’s smallest countries and Lake Malawi, accounting for much of its area, is Africa’s third largest and arguably most beautiful lake.

The diverse landscapes of this small nation have been shaped by the Great Rift Valley, with high mountains and lush fertile plains providing a habitat for Malawi’s wide range of flora and fauna. Nowhere else in Africa can you enjoy a safari, walk in the mountains, explore a tea estate and relax on a beach, all within such a short distance.

That said, Malawi tends to be visited by those who have travelled to Africa before and are less focused on seeing the Big Five. For wildlife such as buffaloes, lions and leopards, we recommend combining holidays in Malawi with the South Luangwa National Park for a classic wildlife and beach experience.

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Key facts

  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Currency: Kwacha (MWK)
  • Flying time from London: 14 hours
  • Official language(s): Chichewa and English
  • Time difference: +1 GMT
  • Visa requirements: Visa required for UK passport holders.

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