Despite Malawi’s small size it has a wide variety of landscapes, all of which are relatively easily accessed by the visitor. If you fancy hiking on the mighty Mount Mulanje or lounging on your own secluded island on the lake, Malawi is the country for you. There’s plenty of wildlife to see in one of Malawi’s many national parks. There’s plenty of wildlife to see under the water too, Malawi is one of the cheapest places to learn to dive in the world. And there is plenty to see, Lake Malawi provides the worlds aquariums with the majority of their fish.
The people of Malawi are some of the friendliest on the continent and will always do their best to make you feel welcome in the “warm heart of Africa”…
If you like African crafts Malawi is the place to buy. You can buy one of the famous “Malawian Chief’s Chairs” or if you fancy a game there are always the Bao Boards or a Chess Set. A large proportion of carvings you find elsewhere in Africa have come from Malawi. So why not buy at the source?
Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi and hence is normally on most peoples itinerary even if its only for one night. As well as the bustling fabric and craft markets, why not take a tour of Lilongwe’s very own wildlife centre? The city is only 2 hours drive from the lake and a days drive from Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. It is an ideal staging post for onward travel to Mozambique or Zambia as well.