David Livingstone nicknamed Lake Malawi: "The Lake Of Stars", when he observed thousands of fishermen lanterns shimmering on the expanse of water at night. Indeed, the 29 000 square-kilometer lake holds more fish species than any other lake in the world. When you stand on the shore, you might be forgiven for thinking you were looking out over a great inland ocean. You can enjoy countless water activities on the lake, including amazing snorkelling and diving conditions in the clear water; kayaking and sailing adventures. Enjoy bird watching on the shores and local safaris on offer in Liwonde National Park. Mix and match lodges to create a holiday that suits your style and budget.
With so much to do and see, planning a Lake Malawi holiday can be daunting, but our safari experts will help you create and refine your trip until you’re completely happy.
Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in Malawi or read our guides on planning your own Malawi Holiday and how to save money using Timbuktu.