Malawi Accommodation

Malawi has accommodation options suited to your budget and what you are looking to experience. This friendly landlocked country is called the warmest heart of Africa. And surprisingly, has beach holiday accommodation too on the shores of Lake Malawi. Explore our favorite camps and lodges in Malawi.

From its legendary luminous lake, remarkable vistas of towering plateaus, flourishing forests and verdant valleys. To its bustling cities and charming towns. Malawi will certainly delight all visitors with it’s beauty, variety and friendship! The country is divided into the Southern, Central and Northern regions. Lake Malawi is in all 3 regions.

Northern Malawi

Northern Malawi is the least populated of Malawi’s regions. With the regional capital, Mzuzu less than one-fifth the size of Lilongwe or Blantyre. It is, on average, the highest of the regions. Characterized by unique highland areas. Such as the Viphya and Nyika and dramatic lake shorelines. Lake Malawi, is a Unesco World Heritage Site. A sweeping body of water, boasting an underwater fantasy world. With the most spectacular diving and snorkeling. Lake Malawi promises to astound even the most seasoned traveler with its enthralling beauty. Chintheche is regarded by many as having some of the best beaches on Lake Malawi.

Central Malawi

Central Malawi is home to the country’s capital, and most common point of entry, Lilongwe. Most of the region lies on the Central African Plateau. Therefore, the scenic highlights come from the hills sitting atop the plateau. And the escarpments that descend into the Rift Valley and down to Lake Malawi. It has one National Park and one Wildlife Reserve, Nkhotakota, which is in the process of a remarkable re-birth. Senga Bay is a hotspot on the Lake, and the closest point on the shore to Lilongwe.

Southern Malawi

South Malawi is the most populated and developed region. With a wide variety of landscapes, including as it does the highest and lowest points in the country. Blantyre, the commercial capital, and Zomba, the old colonial capital, are in the south. This region has many National Parks and Wildlife Reserves. Including Liwonde National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Lake Malawi National Park. And a number of forested highland areas, including Zomba Plateau and Mount Mulanje.

Mkulumadzi in Majete Wildlife Reserve
Sleep under the stars at Majete Wildlife Reserve

Between the port of Monkey Bay and the historic Mangochi is the Mangochi Lakeshore. This has Lake Malawi’s greatest concentration of hotels and lodges. With a long line of wonderful sandy beaches backed by a variety of accommodation options.

Excellent up-market operations at Cape Maclear combine accommodation with lake activities. A number of islands offer idyllic island getaways just off shore. Some of these are Kaya Mawa, Mumbo Island and Domwe Island camps. Around the headland, but within the National Park is the most upmarket lodge – Pumulani by Robin Pope Safaris. Slightly further south along the lake, Norman Carr Cottage also provides a lovely lakeside option for accommodation.

Malawi Accommodation Map

We offer a selection of comfortable city hotels, charming country guesthouses and holiday homes, exclusive game lodges and camps. As well as luxurious lodgings dotted along the shoreline of its pristine lake.