Malawi expeditions

Malawi at a glance

Population: 16 million

Terrain: Desert, rivers, forest, mountains (Itinerary dependent)

Get in touch to find out more about expeditions to Malawi.

Ideas for your students' expedition to Malawi

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Malawi.

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Every World Challenge starts long before your students step on a plane.

With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of 

Destination and itinerary planning.

Fundraising ideas and events.

Budgeting and money management.

Preparation, fitness and nutrition.

More about our school expeditions

Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:


Thantwe School

World Challenge teams have been getting involved with both short- and long-term projects at Thantwe School for over three years. Teams are currently helping to build a library at the school.


Zomba Plateau

1-3 days 

The Zomba Plateau offers teams the chance to tailor their acclimatisation-trek phase to suit their needs.

1-3 days 

The different day treks on the plateau can be linked to develop trek skills and endurance before tackling one of Malawi's bigger treks.

In 2013, World Challenge added

2 new project sites

to its portfolio of NGO contacts in-country.

Projects in Malawi

The projects in Malawi focus on rural-community development, through a network of local NGOs and schools. Projects are designed to fit into a larger development programme, with each team playing their part in delivering long-term goals to the host communities.

In-Country Agent

McDonald heads up our in-country team, who are experts in travel around Malawi. He is invaluable to teams looking to source rest and relaxation options in Malawi, and is always happy to offer advice on local etiquette and logistical info to teams.


Languages spoken: English, Chichewa

Time zone: GMT +2

Interesting fact: Lake Malawi is so big that in some places you cannot see to the other side.

Rest & Relaxation

Liwonde National Park safari

Both game drives and boat cruises are possible in Malawi's Liwonde National Park. You are free to decide which safari package you wish to complete as a team.


Mulanje Massif

6 days

Trek the famous Mulanje Massif, or explore the forests of Dzalanyama

6 days

Rural projects  

Be welcomed into your host community for your rural project phase

Malawi & Zambia 

Malawi can be combined with Zambia in both three and four-week expeditions. Visit our Zambia page for more information. 

Lake Malawi 

End your trip on the shores of Lake Malawi
The great thing about Malawi is that it's small enough to fit in a variety of all its best bits. From taking a safari, visiting Lake Malawi, to trekking, Malawi's reputation as the heart of Africa is brought to life through the friendliness of its people and the beauty of its nature.
Michael, our Malawi Expedition Planning Manager

Speak to us about an

expedition for your students

Desert, rivers, forest, mountains (Itinerary dependent)