Malawi’s nine National Parks and Wildlife Reserves offer game viewing and tracking as it should be... intimate, exclusive and abundant. Each park has a maximum of just two lodges, so you can view the Big 5 without the crowds. The Parks and Reserves spread from the far north of the country to the deep south and cover a huge variety of landscape and vegetation types, including areas of genuine unspoilt wilderness.
A safari in Malawi is about memorable experiences, not just tick lists; plenty of wildlife in beautiful surroundings but no convoys of vehicles characteristic of some African game parks. Visitors are relatively few in number, giving everyone the opportunity to experience all types of safari: in a 4x4, by boat, or on foot, and even wildlife viewing from your balcony, in peaceful privacy.
Malawi is also an ornithologist’s paradise. With its variety of habitats and geographical location, few countries in the whole of Africa can rival Malawi’s range of bird species. But the greatest variety of animal species is to be found under water, with Lake Malawi home to around 1000 species of tropical fish – a number unsurpassed anywhere else in the world.
Previously perceived as lacking in predators, 3 of Malawi’s reserves are now managed by African Parks, who have overseen a huge renaissance in Malawi’s wildlife numbers to help the country emerge as a genuine safari gem.