This destination alongside giant Lake Malawi is only now opening up for safari, but don't expect the best game sightings, though Majeti does now have the Big 5. But it makes up for this with the dramatic scenery of the Rift Valley, superb birding (palmnut vulture, Bohm's bee-eater, Lilian's lovebird, Livingstone's flycatcher) and up north on the Nyika Plateau, animals adapted to high altitude grassland. Malawi.
Best time: May through October, although October is very hot
Access: Charter from Lilongwe to your lodge (30 mins to 2hrs)