Lake of stars


Bush & beach adventure

Malawi boasts undiscovered scenery, wildlife strongholds and adventurous activities to rival any of those of her better known neighbours. The Great Rift Valley has gauged an immense chasm down her eastern flank which now, brimming with crystal clear water, forms Africa’s third-largest lake: Lake Malawi.

Lake Malawi holds a greater array of freshwater fish species than any other lake on Earth and the clear blue waters swarm with colourful cichlids. The warm salt-free water and beautiful beaches make it a magnet for those seeking year-round scuba diving, snorkelling, water-skiing, sailing, kayaking or swimming. Malawi’s National Parks are home to large herds of elephant, hippo, big cats and plenty of plains game, and sit at the heart of some of Africa’s most successful conservation stories. Majete Wildlife Reserve has seen reintroduced populations black rhino flourish while the relocation of lions into Liwonde National Park, funded through Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity foundation, was heralded by the international press.

With a relaxed pace of life, friendly locals, plenty of wildlife, idyllic lakeshore beaches and wonderfully low visitor numbers, Malawi offers an exquisite ideal ‘Bush & Beach’ safari for those in the know.

You Will Love

  • Exceptional freshwater diving and snorkelling
  • Colourful fish in crystal clear waters
  • Wildlife conservation triumphs
  • Low visitor numbers
  • The ‘Warm Heart of Africa’

Unforgettable experiences in Malawi

A selection of our favourite places to stay in Malawi

A collection of safaris in Malawi

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

Malawi is so up and coming. Amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery but virtually no tourists. Thanks for recommending we go now, before everyone else does!

Mr & Mrs Collins

Thank you to you all at the Classic Safari Company for organising our Malawian honeymoon. What an adventure! Pumulani was paradise at the end of a long journey.

Ms Kiddell

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