Here at Signature Safaris, we have a number of different camps that can cater to your needs and preferences; whether you are travelling as a couple, in a group or as a family with children, there are plenty of well-managed, luxury camps for you to choose from. Our safari camps cover 5 key areas of Malawi, including the shores of Lake Malawi.
The lake can be easily reached from other camp areas but if you’re looking to stay by the lake, we have three featured camps that could interest you. The Chintheche Inn is a family friendly beach front resort with large sized family rooms to accommodate the whole gang; the hotel also offers guided walks, birdwatching, snorkelling/diving, fishing and watersports. Alternatively, we also recommend Kaya Mawa, a luxury lodge which has been highly rated by Conde Naste and Tatler Magazine.
Liwonde National Park
Covering over 340 square miles, this is one of the most spectacular wildlife areas in Malawi and a great place to make your base during your visit. Within the park, you will get the chance to spot hippos, crocodiles, elephants and various species of antelopes (such as impala, waterbuck, reedbuck and bushbuck). Our camps include Mvuu Camp which is set on the beautiful banks of the Shire River and Mvuu Lodge which features a small handful of stylish and spacious tents (including twin family units).
Majete Wildlife Reserve
The Majete Wildlife Reserve is a fantastic destination for those who are looking to spot game in Malawi. The outstanding rehabilitation and repopulation work done here at Majete Wildlife Reserve has made it one of the most popular wildlife areas in the country. The restoration of the reserve continues and the “Big Five” can now be seen here. Mass translocation began in 2003 and by 2012, it was reported that there were thirteen species of over 2,500 animals including elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, antelopes and zebra. Lions were also introduced later that year and today, the Majete Wildlife Reserve continues to thrive thanks to the non-profit organisations who manage it. To visit the Majete, we recommend staying at the luxury Mkulumadzi Lodge which boasts 8 exclusive chalets, all with their own living quarters and outdoor game-viewing terraces; guests can use the outdoor pool and family suites are also available.
Nyika National Park
Nyika National Park is Malawi’s largest national park, almost 2,000 square miles in size. If you want an off the beaten path safari experience, Nyika National Park is a superb destination; ideal for seasoned safari goers in want of something a little bit different. This stunning park is untouched by tourist footfall and offers some of the most spectacular, rugged landscapes. It’s the only big game Afro-montane area in this part of Africa and not only will you be able to spot game but there are also exquisite flower and plant species to be spotted too (including 11 orchid species found only in Malawi). To book your stay here, we can help you find accommodation at Chelinda Lodge, where wildlife sightings happen regularly or Chelinda Camp, which is best option for private groups.
The Zomba Plateau is a must, and to visit Malawi and omit the Zomba would be sacrilege for any well-travelled safari goer. With the tall peaks of the Zomba Massif serving as a backdrop and surrounded by cedar and pine forests, this place is truly unique with an interesting mix of vegetation and plantlife. The Zomba is a great place to come for birdwatching, game spotting and butterfly spotting and there are plenty of activities in this area including hiking, game drives, fly-fishing or even horseriding. Our top featured camp is the Ku Chawe Inn which sits high up above the Zomba Plateau giving you unobstructed views.