Highlights of MALAWI
The warm heart of Africa

Malawi Tourism

Some tours that you can do by yourself ..

BLANTYRE

Blantyre, Malawi's industrial and commercial capital, located on the Shire river in the south of the country, is the seat of Malawi's parliament. It stretches for about 20km, before it flows into the neighbouring city, Limbe. Three beautiful mountains, the slopes of which have been declared Forest reserves, surround it. Just outside the city youíll find miles of tea fields. Tours can be arranged, but if youíre going solo you can get maps from the Forest reserve office 8km outside Blantyre, taking the Kabula Hill Road Nothward.

Sights include the National Museum, St Michael and All Angels Church (associated with Dr David Livingstone) and Mandala House (the oldest European building in Malawi).
Visit PAMET - Paper Making Trust, Coolsberg Factory beer!
and Orphanage of HIV - There are around one million orphans in Malawi, half of whom have lost their parents to AIDS.

NEW BLANTYRE

visit to National Park + walk to Hyeana Hut

LILONGWE

Alongside the traditional Old Town, with its interesting markets, Lilongwe, the capital was created to house the seats of government, has around half a million residents, with another million people living in the surrounding rural areas.
There are a few gorgeous parks to rest weary limbs, but try to avoid these after Sunset.
The Nature Sanctuary, open between 7.30am and 5pm, and found between Old Town and City Centre, is an indigenous woodland reserve covering 150 Hectares, complete with the Lingadzi River and a variety of birds and mammals.

ZOMBA

Zombe a university town and the former capital, is a must, a 2000m massif characterised by streams, lakes and waterfalls In a exquiste forest setting, and (literally) some of the best views in Africa! Access is straightforward and accommodation ranges from the Spartan to the Sublime. Up to Kchwa Hotel. Lunch/ buffet. ( Camp. 2 days ) Minibus/taxi up Walk to High point. Cycle & horse ride. Waterfall. Wooden carvings ( Great price ) LAKE MALAWI

Nkhata Bay is probably the most scenic of the shore towns and is a budget Travellerís destination.
A bus service operates to/from Mzuzu and Salima.

Exquiste Monkey Bay offers a lively market, post office, bank, bars, resorts And a few backpackers and camping sites. Diving courses are offered, as well As great opportunities for bird-watching at Kalwe Forest just outside the town.

Senga Bay boasts clear waters and excellent beaches. Watersports, hiking Handicraft shopping and hippo watching are enjoyed here. There are plenty of Camping sites and accommodation. To get to Senga, take a local pick-up that Runs fro Salima.

Cape Maclear,7 hrs from Blantyre, in the Lake Malawi National Park, is the most visited area along The lake.
Travellers love the sun, fun and friendly vibes.
Most activities revolve around the lake, or on a range of hiking trails. There is Broad choice of accommodation, with Chembe Lodge among the most popular. When the road is in good condition, Shire Bus Lines Intercity run from Blantyre and on to Monkey Bay.

NYIKA PLATEAU

A popular attraction for trekking and walking. There is excellent walking on the Zomba and Viphya Plateaux and climbing on Mount Mulanje, which, at 3,000m (9,850ft), is the highest mountain in central Africa.
Mount Mulanje offers six main routes from the plains Into the mountains, with a network of paths linking overnight huts.
Hiking is controlled by the Likabula forest station. Due to unpredictable weather, be prepared for freezing night-time temperatures, thick mists and flooded streams.
Up Elephant pass to Tchudla. 3 days ( South ) Up Lichenga to Lichenga Hut . Bring own food + porters. Sleeping bags.
Dedza, Michiru, Ndirande and Chiradzulu also offer challenging slopes.

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