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Honeymoon Guide | Malawi

Mellow out in Malawi

Location
Is what it’s all about

The landlocked Republic of Malawi is located in Southeast Africa, bordered by Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Lake Malawi covers twenty percent of the country and is the third largest lake in Africa.


Why choose Malawi as your honeymoon destination?
Beautiful rivers, sandy-shored lakes and mountain ranges, it’s perfect

Known as the warm heart of Africa, Malawi is notorious for the warmth and hospitality of the local people who will welcome you on your honeymoon. It boasts rich culture and traditions as well as the romantic scenery of its beautiful rivers, sandy-shored lakes and mountain ranges. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted in one of several game parks.

When to go
To be, or not to be in doors.

Malawi has a sub-tropical climate with distinct seasons and temperatures that drop as low as 7°C in July and climb as high as 35°C in November. The rainy season is between January and March and roads can become difficult to navigate. The months of May to July are the greenest, most scenic months but game viewing is best in the warm, dry months of September and October. Bird watching is best in October and November. Hiking is best in August and September.

Currency
What your Kwacha is worth

The Malawian Kwacha. 1 kwacha = 100 tambala.

Language
Communication is the key

The most commonly spoken languages are English and Chichewa.

Safety
Keep it real

Malawi is one of the safest holiday destinations in the world but tourists should always practice vigilance when in a foreign country especially with regards to personal possessions and security after dark.

Popular Resorts
You’ll be spoilt for choice

What to see and do
Depending on how busy you want to be

Malawi boasts nine national parks and reserves where lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo and hippo will welcome newly married couples. The Lake Malawi National Park is home to over 600 varieties of fish and Lake Malawi could easily be mistaken for a beach with its warm clear waters and white sandy shores. Water sports and canoeing trips are popular on the lake and offer a great way to explore your surroundings.

Cultural and historic tours allow newlyweds the chance to experience Malawian hospitality firsthand. The mountain ranges also provide opportunities for gentle hikes against romantic African sunsets.

Flying time from SA
A hop, skip and a jump away

Two and a half hours.

Vaccinations or Medication necessary?
Hakunamatata- which means no worries, but take precautions.

Vaccinations against polio, tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A are recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers coming from an area classified as an endemic zone by the World Health Organisation. It is recommended that visitors take precautions against Malaria.

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