The Warm Heart of Africa
Bordered by Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Malawi’s terrain consists of plateaux and mountains but is dominated by the enormous Lake Malawi. It has a population of 12 million with the country’s main languages being English and Chichewa.

Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa, taking up a fifth of Malawi’s total land area. The lake is sometimes known as the ‘calendar lake’ as its 365 miles long and 52 miles wide, freshwater and home to over 500 different species of fish – more than in North America and Europe combined. The clear waters that the lake offers makes it one of the world’s premier fresh water dive and snorkelling spots.

The climate in Malawi is sub-tropical with rains mainly from November to May and yearly average temperatures in the mid to late 20’s.
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"The happiest, friendliest people I think I have ever met"

"I didn't really know what to expect from Malawi but I can now tell people about its lush beautiful green hills, the amazing sandy beaches and blue water of Lake Malawi and that Malawians are the happiest, friendliest people I think I have ever met."

Rebecca went on our 41-day Cape Town to Kenya (Camping) in March 2015.

Lake Malawi has the highest number of endemic fresh water fish species of any in the world, making it great for scuba diving and snorkelling

Malawi is a colourful, friendly country. With the beautiful shimmering Lake Malawi and the green hills leading up to the village of Livingstonia, there is not only scenic beauty, but the people also have a warmth and friendliness like no other.
Lake Malawi and beach
Scenic waterfall, Northern Malawi
Village walk with kids
Local school visit
Kande Beach
Livingstonia Mission, Northern Malawi
Lake Malawi from mountainside
Lake Malawi horse riding

Malawi is for you if...

You've always wanted to see tropical fish in a fresh water lake
You'd like to hike lush green hills
You want to visit a local Malawian village
You want to haggle for souvenirs at a local crafts market
You'd like to relax on the beach
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Articles about Malawi from the Blog