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Baobab Travel, based in Blantyre, offers guided or self drive tours throughout Malawi and into Luangwa National Park and can organise trips in Zimbabwe also.
Baobab offers personally guided tours with a travel guide that has lived in Malawi for over 30 years and is absolutely passionate about the people, wildlife, birds and all the rest encompassed within the stunning landscapes of Malawi.
Baobab is owned by Alan Grimes. He is very enthusiastic about all aspects of Malawi and loves showing guests around the different parts of the country.Alan has a very good knowledge of the flora and fauna and is a very keen birder. He can accompany you throughout your tour as a travel guide to ensure you are transported from place to place safely, in good time and often with unplanned stops at points of interest along the way.
“We were very lucky to have the personal touch with Alan acting as driver and guide. The journey from Malawi to Zambia was in a very comfortable and spacious twin cab. Border crossings were made easy, as Alan organised all of that for us. The cost of visas was included in the price. We simply had to complete entrance and exit cards.”
Guided tours usually start with collection at Lilongwe Airport and then you will depart to either the stunning Lake Malawi or one of the Game reserves and most tours will do both. All sample tours listed on the website are completely changeable to suit your needs and budget. Baobab Travel looks forward to welcoming you to ‘’The Warm Heart of Malawi’’
Malawi’s main attraction is the lake: a magnificent body of sparkling water commonly known as the calendar lake as it’s proportions are roughly 365 miles long by 52 miles wide in some places. Isolated villages pepper the northern lakeshore and the beautiful Liwonde National Park rests at its southern tip. Around 500 species of fish inhabit the lake and the freshwater diving and snorkelling here are excellent. Malawi’s not just for water babies and sun worshippers though; there’s plenty here to keep you active and Malawi’s landscape is surprisingly diverse. Head for the misty heights of Mount Mulanje or to the Nyika National Park at 2,600 meters above sea level offers 660 species of orchids, huge herds of eland and other antelope along with the second highest population density of leopards in Africa in a highland landscape. Majete Wildlife reserve in Southern Malawi has two lodges and the park now offers ‘The Big Five’.
“we were able to view a large variety of wildlife in and around the river, including hippos, crocodiles and many wading birds. We even had a female elephant and her young calf walk through the grounds one evening in search of mango trees!”
Known as the "Warm heart of Africa" for its friendly relaxed and peaceful population.
You'll be enthralled by our friendly people, and welcomed with warm smiles and warm greetings -- Takulandirani/Mwalandilidwa (Welcome) and Muli bwanji? (How are you?) . Wherever you go in Malawi, you will find this same warmth of welcome, an innate courtesy, and a desire to be of service to the visitor. Many Malawians speak English and, even in the more remote places, you'll find someone coming forward, eager to help you.
What our customers think
"Our trip with Baobabtravel brought us to the South of Malawi where we visited the National Park of Liwonde and the Zomba plateau.
“Seeing ‘Alice’ the leopard lying metres away from us was an amazing experience. “
The NP of Liwonde was great : friendly staff in Mvuu camp and a lot of elephants, hippo’s and crocodiles in the park.
The views of Zomba were certainly worth visiting.
On our way from and back to Lilongwe, together with Alan, we had the opportunity to cross the country and have an idea of the local way of living.
It was a nice trip, well prepared by Alan who knows the country very well. That made it possible to travel in a comfortable and safe way."
Mr & Mrs Bauwens (Belgium)
“We highly recommend using Baobab travel as they take the stress out of booking and organising a holiday – you simply turn up with your suitcase!”
Shaaran Thurlow & Fiona Rochford (England)
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