Where to stay in Malawi


There are good hotels in all the main centres, along the shore of Lake Malawi and at some attractions, including a luxury hotel at the Zomba Plateau. Along the lakeshore, there is a concentration in the south between Monkey Bay, Mangochi and Senga Bay.


There are campsites along the lakeshore, often near the hotels, and elsewhere in the resort and forest areas. In the main game parks and reserves, there are excellent camps with permanent accomodation. Sites are well equipped and camping is especially good during the dry season which runs from April to November.

Other accommodation

There are several luxury lodges that offer excellent accommodation with en-suite facilities. Many are expanding. Most offer the same facilities as the larger hotels with watersports and excellent private beaches. Some accommodation is on islands and lake safaris are catered for.

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