If you’re looking for a company which provides exquisite Malawi safari holidays, Ubon Safari is the ideal company for you. We provide a fantastic experience when it comes to a Malawi safari holiday and do our utmost to ensure that your time spent in Africa is spectacular!
Best described as the “warm heart of Africa, Malawi is a hidden gem, a combination of Landscape, wildlife, lake and the people. Malawi is a landlocked country and is one of the smallest countries in Africa with an area of just over 118,000 square kilometres.
One-third of the country’s area is taken up by Lake Malawi also known as Lake Nyasa. The country is bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. It is divided into three regions North, Central and South Malawi.
Malawi often is dismissed as “Africa for beginners”. Malawi has a safe and friendly environment for visitors to explore the culture, heritage and attractions. Our safari holidays in Malawi has never been more exciting!
When you’re on a Malawi safari holiday, aside from the animals, what immediately captures your about the vivid county? It is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is Africa’s third largest lake – Lake Malawi.
Its beautiful glittering clear water which is full of colourful cichlid fish makes our safari holidays in Malawi unique. Whether you’re looking to dive, snorkel, kayak and chill out on the desert island, visiting this lake is a must!
CURRENCY: MALAWIAN KWACHA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH & CHICHEWA
VOLTAGE: 220V/50Hz UK Plug
Go to our Visa page to find out whether you need a visa to enter Malawi
Find out more about Malawi on the largest travel guidebook online
JANUARY – FEBRUARY AND JUNE TO OCTOBER
HIGH SEASON – JANUARY, FEBRUARY, JULY – NOVEMBER
LOW SEASON – MARCH – MAY (SOME LODGES ARE CLOSED)
JUNE – OCTOBER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A VISA
AUSTRALIA – YES / EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – YES / UNITED KINGDOM – YES / USA – YES
Please enquire with the Malawi Embassy in your country of Residence as we recommend you get you visa before you before you travel.
It is not mandatory to tip however we do recommend you to tip in Restaurants, Bars something that would suit you. For Drivers, Guides and Porters we recommend a minimum of USD 5 per person per day.
Most places have WIFI / internet, however in camps and lodges you may be limited to some specified areas, in camping safaris thereis no internet.
MOBILE PHONE ACCESS
Most of the locations in Malawi have great mobile coverage especially in cities and towns. There’s limited access in some of the rural areas. A local sim would be easily available for purchase.
WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE?
Western style Toilets are available in most hotels, lodges and camps. Some areas may have squat toilets.
Drinking tap water is not recommended. Mineral water is always available.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED?
Please inform your Bank before you travel to ensure you will not have problems using your cards. Credit card facilities are available in some areas only.
ATMs are available in major cities and towns.
DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory you should have Health / Travel Insurance
Please see Malawi public Holidays
ELECTRICITY / PLUGS:
Electricity in Malawi has 220V and 3 Pin flat plugs although some new hotels are now having round pin plugs so carry your travel plug.
DOES MALAWI HAVE MALARIA:
Yes, visit your GP before you travel for your vaccinations and Malaria pills.
- Dress respectfully, shoulders to knees should be covered especially in when entering places of worship.
- Respect local traditions, customs and religions
- Please do not buy coral, ivory or any animal products
- Dispose of litter appropriately in bins
- Do not throw cigarette butts especially in the parks as it may cause fire and destroy wildlife and habitats.
- Don’t be afraid to learn the local language and smile.
- Please support the local shops and people
- When taking photos of people please ask permission
At Ubon Safari, we strive to provide you with well-trained, professional tour guides that will take you around Malawi to explore its habitat. If you’re looking to book perfect Malawi safari holidays, contact us on +44 203 198 0484 one of our helpful team members will be more than happy to assist you. Needless to say, that Ubon Safari is one of the leading experts of luxury African safari holidays.