Many people do not know about this country. However, despite being a fairly small country sandwiched between the tourist destinations of Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania, it is a beautiful place that should not be overlooked!
Many people do not know about this country. However, despite being a fairly small country sandwiched between the tourist destinations of Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania, it is a beautiful place that should not be overlooked! Today, we will show you some of the highlights you should not miss when visiting Malawi.
1) Lake Malawi
If you go to Malawi, you cannot miss this lake. When you are on a plane, you can fly over it and start dreaming already. As soon as you land in the capital city of Lilongwe, you can hop on a bus to Cape Macrae, south of the lake, or Nkhata Bay in the north. Both villages are lively and popular with backpackers. There are no hordes of tourists like on the Thai islands, just moderate numbers of people enjoying the tropical beaches.
Cape McClure has beautiful sandy beaches, and boats can be rented for snorkeling and diving. Nemos and other fish species are guaranteed. Land on a small island, spend a peaceful, quiet afternoon, soak up the sun, grill some fish on a homemade fire, and experience the ultimate exploration Robinson. Many hostels on Cape McCrea also host parties in the evenings, so after a great day on the lazy beach, it’s a good idea to go for a low-key woofer.
Once you reach Nkhata Bay to the north, the sea, especially the surrounding area, is rough. You can climb over some impressive rock formations or rent a stand-up paddle and tackle Lake Malawi. One thing you absolutely cannot miss is an overnight stay in the village of Mayoka. Here, you can sleep in a beautiful wooden hut on a cliff, the food is delicious, and you can rent all your snorkeling gear for free.
2) Climbing Mt. Mulanje
Are you up for the challenge, physically fit, and not afraid to walk in the mountains? Are you looking for a guaranteed beautiful view? Then climb Mount Mulanje! For your safety, don’t forget to book your guide in advance. Of course, if you still have some breath left, it’s great fun too.
3) Go on Safari in Liwonde National Park!
After climbing the mountain, why not relax and unwind Then hop on a boat in Liwonde National Park and be guided by dozens of crocodiles and elephants Elephants often walk among the many lodges in Liwonde NP It is an exceptional experience to get up close and personal Early in the morning, board a safari vehicle and drive through this savanna area Beautiful wildlife views are guaranteed.
4) Hiking to Livingstonia
Do you like (modest) hiking? The bus will drop you off at Chitimba in northern Malawi. If you also take a shared cab, you are more likely to enjoy the spectacular views along the way. It is less cramped than a minibus. From Mzuzu to Lumphi, and beyond, the scenery is stunning. The bus meanders through the hills and beautifully overgrown countryside, and in some places, there are views of the lake as you approach Chitimba.
Are you in a good mood, even though the clock has not yet struck noon? Then you can hike from Chitimba to the mushroom plantation in two to three hours. It’s another delicious eco-lodge with hammocks on an extraordinary bluff, views of Lake Malawi, cute huts, and options for camping. Want to walk? Then you can wait for the truck to the top and join the locals for a few euros.
From the mushroom farm, you can walk along beautiful walking trails Livingstonia, for example, is an idyllic village nestled in the hills. You can also walk to the highest point, where you have a 360-degree view of Malawi.
5) Malawians Are Secretly the Most Beautiful!
But besides all these beautiful natural wonders, don’t forget to chat with the locals. They will tell you the best stories about their culture and show you what life is like in an authentic village. You will taste nsima, the national dish made of corn flour, pass market stalls, enjoy fresh fruit, and dance at local bars. Malawi is a fascinating experience you won’t forget!
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