Aside from its animals, what is immediately capturing about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is Africa’s third largest lake – Lake Malawi; a shimmering mass of glittering clear water, its depths swarming with colourful cichlid fish. Whether diving, snorkeling, kayaking or simply chilling out on one of its desert islands, a visit to the lake is a must.
Suspended in the clouds in Malawi’s deep south are the dramatic peaks of Mt Mulanje and the mysterious Zomba Plateau. Both are a trekker’s dream, with mist-cowled forests and exotic wildlife. Heading further north and one can witness the otherworldly beauty of Nyika Plateau, its rolling grasslands resembling the Scottish Highlands.
- Lake Malawi – Lake Malawi is the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa and is home to more species of fish than any other body of fresh water in the world.
- The people – The local people of Malawi have a reputation of being some of the friendliest in Africa.
- Adventure – Malawi is a desperately poor nation still largely untouched by Western development. The unspoiled wilderness gives the chance of an authentic African experience making this little landlocked country a true adventure.
- Safari – The game reserves and national parks in Malawi offer excellent hiking and trekking. Some are great for horse riding, still others are better explored on boats or on foot, most offer great views and all are known for their unspoiled wilderness and the variety of animal life.