Malawi (The Warm Heart of Africa) has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. Apart from the legendary Malawian friendliness, what captures you first about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is the Africa’s third-largest and world’s fifth-largest fresh water lake: Lake Malawi, a shimmering mass of clear water, with its depth swarmed with close to 400 species of Cichlid fish. Whether for scuba-diving, kayaking, snorkeling or enjoying sunrises and sunsets on its beaches of Cape Maclear, Chintheche and Nkhatabay or taking boat trips to its famous Likoma Island, Nankoma Island, Domwe Island or Mumbo Island, a visit to Lake Malawi is a must.
The country also boats of its game in the well-stocked Liwonde National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and Nyika National Park. Always plan to go on safari when you visit Malawi. In Liwonde National Park or Majete Wildlife Reserve one gets a chance to see the Africa’s Big Five!
Mountains and Plateaus
Mulanje Mountain which is also known as the Mulanje Massif and nicknamed as the “Island in the Sky” by the locals is Malawi’s most hiked mountain with its highest point Sapitwa towering 3002m above sea level. Hiking trips are also offered in the most notable places like Zomba Plateau which has historical sites and a beautiful scenery and last but not least is Nyika National Park which offers day safari walks or hikes and a multi-day hike on its famous Livingstonia trail.
Art and Culture
For Art and culture enthusiasts; visiting Dedza Mountain’s “Chongoni Rock Art” which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2006 won’t do you harm. Dedza Pottery and the Mua Mission’s Kungoni Centre of Culture & Arts are also within the same proximity.
Responsible travelling and experiencing a country at your own pace are more thrilling and this can only be achieved by making cycling part of your trip. Cycling in Malawi is very easy and safe with the country offering many trails and community routes. Cycling tops the list as a solution to the climate and health challenges the world is facing today and by incorporating it in your vacation makes you become part of the solution. Are you thinking of a cycling trip in Malawi or bike hiring in Malawi?, Adventure Malawi hires bikes and will assist you with planning a lifetime tour. Shorter, safer and exciting cycling trips are most enjoyable in Thyolo’s own tea plantation trails which are incorporated with tea tasting at Huntingdon House. Zomba Plateau, Viphya Plateau and Nyika National Park also offer mountain biking in Malawi. Check out our Cycling Tours and Bike Rental sections to uncover Malawi by bike and enjoy its unspoiled terrains!