Malawi

Exquisite lakeside beaches, remote game reserves, and highland plateaus filled with herds of zebra and antelope make Malawi an unusual, yet exceptionally rewarding safari destination.

Photo : Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi

Malawi

Exquisite lakeside beaches, remote game reserves, and highland plateaus filled with herds of zebra and antelope make Malawi an unusual, yet exceptionally rewarding safari destination.

Photo : Liwonde National Park
Credit : Dana Allen

Malawi

Exquisite lakeside beaches, remote game reserves, and highland plateaus filled with herds of zebra and antelope make Malawi an unusual, yet exceptionally rewarding safari destination.

Photo : Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park

Malawi

No country in Africa has its geography so sculpted and determined by Africa’s Great Rift Valley as Malawi. Exquisite lakeside beaches run along the western shores of the 600km Lake Malawi, there are plateaus filled with roaming herds of zebra and antelope and unspoilt highland regions.

Malawi is best known as Africa’s finest landlocked beach destination, which with lovely unspoiled islands, beautiful freshwater beaches and a vibrant and spectacular array of tropical freshwater fish, is ideal for snorkelling, diving and fishing.

However it also has 11 national parks that protect a range of different habitats and offer an unexpected wealth of general game-viewing safaris, mountain hikes and climbs and some unique opportunities to explore on horse-back. For many visitors it is the warm and friendly Malawian people and rich cultural history that make each visit unforgettable.

Full Name
The Republic of Malawi
Population
15.9 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Lilongwe
Area
118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
Major Languages
English, Chichewa (both official)
Major religion
Christianity, Islam
Monetary Unit
1 Malawi kwacha (MK) = 100 tambala
Main Exports
Tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton
Flight time from London
8 hours to Nairobi, 2.15 hour connection to Lilongwe
Time Difference
GMT + 2
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