Start your Malawi Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Explore the Great Rift Valley of Malawi.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Malawi

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Nissan Double Cab 4×4 MDE

This is one of Africas most reliable pickup trucks, with the ruggedness to take on any terrain.

Perfect for a self-drive safari. This camping equipped double cab pickup can seat up to 5 adult passengers. Its perfect for exploring the ‘world in one country’ that is South Africa.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Malawi Travel Advice


Malawi is a landloacked country in South-East Africa. Malawi gives you the self-drive experience of a lifetime, split by the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Malawi.

Malawi Official Languages

The national languages are English and Chichewa

Malawi Currency

The official currency is the Malawian kwacha (MWK)

Where to go and what to do in Malawi

Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi, Nyika National Park, Mount Mulanje, Ntchisi Forest Reserve and Zomba Plateau to name just a few hot-spots you may visit with your 4×4 rental from Drive South Africa.

When to Visit

The dry winter months from May to October are the best time to visit Malawi.

Malawi 4×4 Hire

With a wide range of vehicles for hire for your Malawi safari, all Drive South Africa 4x4s are fully equipped with camping and safari equipment, plus insurance and optional GPS on all 4×4 rentals in Malawi. Choose your model and hire duration, and book online through our secure website.

Why Rent a 4×4 from Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa offers a range of 4×4 vehicles for hire, fully equipped and insured with affordable rates and flexible hire options. With the convenience and flexibility of a self-drive Malawi holiday, you will be able to explore the country at your own pace. Book your 4×4 in Malawi with Drive South Africa, for secure and affordable online bookings at the best 4×4 rental rates.