Malawi was formerly known as Nyasaland and it is a country in Southeastern Africa. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi’s largest city.
This country has lots to offer and should be on your travel destination list. Here are a few things that Malawi has to offer you when you visit.
Lake Malawi: This massive lake is a UNESCO world heritage site and you must not miss a visit to see the clear waters which are full of fishes and provide ample affordable freshwater scuba diving. There is accommodation available for every budget which makes it a great tropical destination.
Wildlife Viewing: Do you know that you can also see the Big 5 in Malawi? With two reserves located close to other popular lakeside destinations, Malawi offers affordable options to see all the iconic species you can imagine. The country has some of the highest numbers of hippos and crocodiles in Africa.
- Incredible hiking and backpacking: You can go trekking on the Mount Mulanje which is literally a breathtaking mountain trek as it is not for the faint at heart. Although it is not as famous as Mount Kilimanjaro to the North, this trek still requires a guide and a bit of grit.
Accessibility: There are now organized cheap flights from Lilongwe to several surrounding countries. If you are wanting to go from Malawi into other African countries, you can now affordably fly to Tanzania or South Africa.
Safety: Safety is obviously an important factor while travelling and it’ll be good to note that as an entire country, the general perception is that Malawi is peaceful, stable and safe for travellers. It should not be a worry as the country has no recent conflict.
Nightlife – restaurants, bars and events: You should put Nightlife in your Malawi itinerary as a trip to Malawi wouldn’t be complete without a night or two in either Lilongwe or Blantyre. Malawi is famous for its cheap gin, all-night dance parties and the most popular of these is the Lake of Stars Music Festival.
Friendly people: Malawi is reputed as the “warm heart of Africa” and it has even been selected as one of the kindest countries to strangers in the world and the friendliest people in Africa. Most of the people wave and smile to everyone who they meet or pass by. For tourists, it could take getting used to.
If you have never considered Malawi as a tourist destination, this post should help you decide where to go next.
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