Adventure holidays: safaris and wildlife in Malawi's national parks

If you're thinking of making your next holiday a little more adventurous, a safari could be just what you're after. Malawi offers the chance to see wildlife away from the crowds, in stunning areas of unspoilt wilderness. Situated in eastern Africa and bordering Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, safaris in Malawi are accessible, affordable and allow you to enjoy nature away from throngs of tourists on more travelled trails.

Home to national parks such as Nyika, Malawi's largest, and Liwonde National Park, this country is wonderful for trekking and mountain biking as well as more conventional four-wheel-drive excursions. 

You can spot large numbers of antelope and zebra, as well as leopards and a number of species of smaller mammals such as warthog and bushpig. Liwonde National Park has Malawi's biggest elephant population. The best time to visit is in the dry season, from May to November, when they spend much of their time near or in the river, drinking, playing and feeding in large herds.

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