Called the "Warm Heart of Africa" in the native language, Malawi locals exude friendliness. Every visitor is met with a smile and the warmth of the welcome is genuine and long-lasting.
Aside from its friendly people, what immediately captures you about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is Africa’s third largest lake – Lake Malawi with glittering clear water, its depths are swarming with colourful cichlid fish. Whether it's diving, snorkelling, kayaking or chilling out on one of its desert islands, a visit to the lake is a must.
The dramatic peaks of Mt Mulanje and the mysterious Zomba Plateau are a trekker's dream, with mist-cowled forests and exotic wildlife. Liwonde National Park is Malawi’s main safari destination with plenty of elephants, hippos, antelope species and bird life.
Inland Southeast Africa, bordering Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia
No visas required
The best time to visit Malawi is during the dry season from May to mid-November