For a truly awesome experience why not combine a trip to Malawi with a cross border hop into Zambia?
South Luangwa National Park
Only a 45-minute flight or a 6-hour drive away from Lilongwe, South Luangwa National Park, is one of the best natural wilderness areas in Africa offering some incredible game viewing opportunities. Combined with a trip to Lake Malawi we don't think you can beat 3-5 days spent exploring South Luangwa to truly complete your African holiday.
With it's close proximity to Malawi, South Luangwa is accessible to all budgets, ages and is open all year round. Budget Luangwa tours can be joined in Lilongwe and run most days of the week and are ideal for those wanting a short 2-4 day experience without breaking the travelling bank! For those wanting that extra special experience, save the pennies and fly from Lilongwe to Mfuwe International Airport and book into one of the exclusive bush camps which offer walking safaris and an opportunity to truly experience the wildlife of South Luangwa.
We have been lucky enough to experience both the budget and the high end experiences and we loved every minute of both experiences. The wildlife in the park is so fantastic we don't think it really matters where you lay your head at night!