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Land and Lake Safaris

Malawi-based tour operator specialising in Malawi and Zambia
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Land and Lake Safaris [est. 1986], based in Lilongwe Malawi, organise scheduled and private tours throughout Malawi and Zambia.

A professional, personal, owner run, offering a comprehensive range of travel services, Land and Lake is the oldest tour operator in Malawi, with 29 years experience in the industry. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team, work closely with individuals, travel agents, international tour operators and organisations to offer a superior service ensuring that your trip is exactly what you want!

We provide great value for money as our trips are led under the expert guidance of our knowledgeable and fully qualified guides. We also cater for the individual traveler, large groups, and school groups and can tailor-make an itinerary to suit specific needs giving our clients the opportunity to work hand in hand with our team – choosing everything from the route and duration, to the specific accommodation on a trip. In addition to guided safaris, Land & Lake offers self-drive or fully kitted safari drive services in the region.

Our client portfolio includes the CNN, BBC, Born Free Foundation, WWF, Worldwide tour and other specialist tour wholesalers, Ambassadors, Head of Missions, Diplomats, NGOs, various charity organisations and not forgetting our direct clients that we serve, both as part of group departures and personalized itineraries.

As a destination management company, we handle the ground operation for a number of international operators, ensuring that their clients’ expectations are met and that they have around-the-clock, in-country support. A knowledgeable and dedicated specialist department handles the more unique requests such as birding or other specific tours [entomological, historical or archaeological], charity cycle rides, religious visitations, child friendly itineraries and of course water based adventures.

Our historical highlights include running a tour accompanied by Dr R Estes [authority on animal behaviour – for WWF], arranging a post conference excursion for a group of 95 international missionaries, running an adventure camping trip to the most remote areas in Zambia for 2 people, and just recently running a charity cycle ride for a leading UK hospice organisation. Notes of thanks and compliments supporting these claims are posted on our website and updated regularly.

Land & Lake’s success is due to our staff – the guides, front and back office personnel are happy, motivated, dedicated, qualified, and are encouraged and supported to develop their careers, skills and education for the benefit of themselves and the company. As a result, the company does not have a high staff turnover and employees remain and are looked after financially, medically and into their retirement. Both the reservation and office manager have been given shares in the company as a direct result of their dedication and commitment.

The company has an impressive social awareness credentials – from staff members involving themselves personally in several aspects of Malawi’s society including wildlife protection, church groups, solar energy projects, scout groups and orphanages, to company supported and sponsored projects like wildlife rehabilitation and school support.

  • Land and Lake do not strive to be the biggest, or cheapest, tour operator in Malawi, but we are the best and the most experienced.
    • We offer an impressive range of services and products, all built up over the many years of operating in the region.
    • We are able to service most requirements -and for those not having a specific requirement, we have a selection of guaranteed fixed date departures and FIT travel choices for you to select