Landlocked Malawi is one of the world’s poorest nations, but you will be bowled over by the friendliness of the people who are extremely welcoming to tourists. Malawi suits independent travellers looking to explore its culture or holiday-makers seeking an alternative destination to the main game reserves in Kenya or South Africa – once you’ve paid for flights, accommodation and meals are very reasonable. Malawi offers opportunities for swimming, boating, and hiking in mountains.
What to Do in Malawi Africa
The capital Lilongwe only has a small number of sights but offers a lively nightlife and a cultural centre where you can see traditional dancing, The best sightseeing is to ravel up the side of Lake Malawi to Mzuzu, then into the Highlands.
Malawi Holidays Guide
In Malawi, the Nyaka National Park is one of the best places to see leopards, which are usually the most elusive of the Big Five. Lake Malawi is another highlight; come here to enjoy the beaches, swimming and snorkelling as well as visiting isolated villages. There are numerous lodges around the lakeside, but do your bit for the local economy and pick one that’s run by locals.
At the southern end of Lake Malawi is the peaceful Liwonde National Park where you can take a river cruise and spot hippos and crocodiles. The scenic rolling hills and valleys Nyika National Park.can be explored along walking trails or horseback and the chance to spot wildlife in the grasslands. More dramatic scenery and excellent mountain hiking trails are found in the southern region at Mount Malanje, accessible from the Blantyre, Malawi’s finance centre and second city.