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Overview to Malawi: Travel Guide and Tourist Information

Malawi's Unspoiled Landscape

Often called the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi layers the warmest of welcomes on top of its jaw-droppingly beautiful nature and scenery. The end result is one of the most traveler-friendly countries in the whole of the continent.

The capital of Lilongwe hugs the western border of this thin slither of land. A bustling place split between an evocative Old Town and a gleaming New City, Lilongwe warrants at least a few days of relaxed exploration.

The majority of Malawi’s attractions are to be found in the east of the country. Many travelers don’t waste too much time before jumping on a bus and heading towards one its biggest assets: the gorgeous Lake Malawi.

The Lake is a product of tectonic plates slowly parting from each other, and the scenery produced is easily as dramatic as its cause. The National Park at Cape Maclear is a favorite amongst travelers looking to snorkel in the lake or go trekking through natural splendor.

It’s also probably the best area for safari in the country and many choose to head for the reserve at Liwonde National Park. Safaris here are conducted both on foot and by boat and the park has the full selection of African wildlife.

Having exhausted the attractions of the southern part of the lake, to the north lies the Nyika Plateau, a lush garden of vegetation around 2,500 feet above sea level. Breathtakingly beautiful, wild and full of exotic species, it’s Malawi – and Africa – at its very best.