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Jump in the water on an African safari in Malawi

No matter how many times you've been on an African safari in Malawi, the joys of hearing the sound of roaring lions and bellowing hippos never gets old. At the Nkotakhota Wildlife Reserve, you can not only get a front-row seat to Africa's spectacular wilderness, but also savor the sights without having to contend with other visitors. Because of its proximity to other more popular big game hunting reserves, Nkotakhota Wildlife Reserve is one of the least-visited areas in the country, but that doesn't mean you won't see the same animals.

Although you might not expect it, Malawi also has spectacular beaches that might make you rethink the common misconception that African safaris are just for seeing lions and elephants. Lake Malawi is a gem in southeastern Africa, and looks strangely similar to a Caribbean lagoon. Between wading in the water and going for a canoe ride, you can relax on the beach and feel as though you've been transported to another part of the world.

At Lake Malawi, which is bordered by Tanzania and Mozambique, you can spend all day snorkeling in the warm shallows before heading back to your accommodations and taking a much-needed nap.

As with many hotels in Africa, the lodgings along Lake Malawi are true to their surroundings, and each charming suite is more like a forest bungalow than a luxurious chalet. For the duration of your safari in Africa, you'll find yourself snapping photos witnessing of majestic beasts in their natural habitat, but once you finally settle in at lodgings like those along Lake Malawi, you'll have the opportunity to take it easy and while away the hours with your family and friends at a campfire with a glass of wine or beer.

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