Discover the Hidden Gem of Africa
If you think about Malawi, what picture comes to mind? Well, the first thoughts for most people might not necessarily be something synonymous with a luxurious Southern African, paradise-like holiday destination including crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, extraordinary views, lush green flora, and wild animal safaris. Mauritius and Mozambique (and of course South Africa) generally take the spotlight here, but for now we can put those aside, as the tiny country that is Malawi might just be your next bucket list destination.
This landlocked country in the Southeast part of Africa may be defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi – one of the most popular tourist destinations sporting clear waters and sensational views.
Similar to the size of Cuba, Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Southern Africa, with its neighbour, Zambia, occupying over six times the area. At approximately 900 kilometres long and varying widths never more than one third of its length, the country is clearly elongated north-south along the line of the Rift Valley in which Lake Malawi sits.
This shape lends itself to a three-way regional division: North, Central, and South. The diversity for which Malawi is famed is reflected both between these regions and within each one: elements of landscape, wildlife, and culture can be undertaken in each of the regions; yet such a combination will give a different experience in each district.
And even though the country is relatively small, it offers a myriad of popular, beautiful and awe-inspiring places for travellers to