Africa Travel News

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.

Recommended Tours

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari

7 days from $3,521 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Enjoy a front row seat as the sunrise casts a golden hue across the endless savannah and the wild local residents begin their daily parade.
More Info

Tanzania Highlights

8 days from $4,600 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Search for endangered black rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater, explore Tarangire National Park and witness the Big Five in the Serengeti on this magical sojourn through the treasures of Tanzania.
More Info

South Africa Wildlife Tracker

8 days from $4,688 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Experienced trackers guide you through three of South Africa’s most famous game reserves - Kapama, Kruger & Sabi Sands Private Reserve - in a range of daily game drives and night safaris.
More Info
Kensington Advantage
Personalized itinerary with private guide & driver. Award winning value.
  • Personalized itinerary that fits like a glove
  • Full attention of your own private guide & driver
  • In-country offices for 24/7 peace of mind
  • Multi-award winning
  • 30,000 delighted clients

With the inside track on the new, the old, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world, you won't find a more knowledgeable team of destination specialists.

Meet Our Experts
Curators of extraordinary experiences, you won't find a more skillful team.
30,000 Delighted Customers
"Kensington, you've done it again...perfection!"

Don't take our word for it.
Here's what our clients say.

"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent."

Newsletter Subscription
Have our hand picked trips, news & specials delivered to you.
Thank you for signing up!

Your details have been received and processed successfully.
Travel + Leisure : World's Best Award 2014 Family National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime Travel Leisure Award 2015