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Introduction

Choose Malawi

Malawi’s people are undoubtedly the country’s greatest asset. Their friendliness and charm are legendary, yet visitors are still surprised by the genuine warm welcome they receive on arrival. Famed for its hospitality, Malawi certainly lives up to its reputation as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’.

As well as being home to some of the friendliest people in the world, Malawi has a range of natural attractions and geographical diversity. The picturesque scenery across the country is what encourages many to return. From the peaks of Mount Mulanje in the south to the Nyika Plateau in the north, and from dramatic river valleys to rolling grasslands, Malawi has one of the most varied and beautiful landscapes in Africa.

Waterfall


Activities

Although Malawi is a landlocked country, 
surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania, it has some of the best beaches and water sport activities in southern Africa. Africa’s third-largest lake, Lake Malawi, lies in the Great East African Rift Valley and was formed more than a million years ago. Today, Lake Malawi has become a tourist hot spot, with colourful fish inhabiting its waters and boutique lodges lining its shores. Whether you’re interested in diving, snorkelling, kayaking or just relaxing on a beach, a visit to the lake is a must.

Malawian BeachOnce overlooked for safaris and wildlife tours, Malawi is Africa’s newest Big Five destination, with nine national parks and wildlife reserves. Thanks to conservation programmes and investments, Malawi can now compete with other safari options in southern Africa. It uniquely offers the chance to see wildlife away from the crowds in areas of complete wilderness and at competitive rates.

Malawi also has a great deal to offer visitors in the way of culture and history. The Chongoni Rock Art Area is a Unesco World Heritage Site while the many cultural tours and festivals 
happening throughout the year provide a chance to see Malawian heritage at first hand.

From the relaxing beaches of Lake Malawi to Mount Mulanje, one of Continent’s highest mountains offering the longest continuous rock climbing stretch in Africa at 1,700 metres, Malawi is still an unknown gem in the southern African crown. With a broad range of unique holiday destinations and activities dotted around the country, Malawi has something to offer every type of traveller.

 

  • Amazing fish
  • Kayaking on lake Malawi
  • Perfect for diving