Malawi is known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ due to the friendliness of its people which means that holidays here are very relaxed affairs.
The physical backbone and dominant feature of the country is Lake Malawi, stretching for over 300 miles and covering more than 20% of the country in water. These clear, mineral-rich waters teem with countless, brightly coloured fish, most of which are endemic. Around the lake are a number of excellent resort lodges including the paradise getaway, Kaya Mawa, voted one of the world’s top lakeshore locations.
Away from the lake, three high plateaux, Nyika, Zomba and Mulanje, tower above rolling farmlands; ideal for gentle hiking holidays amidst moorlands and forests – and some opportunities for some unique wildlife safaris.
Malawi is easily combined with Zambia, particularly the South Luangwa National Park.