Lake Malawi
Africa's third largest lake, Lake Malawi contains the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world including 30% of all known cichlid ('sik-lid') species, perch-like freshwater fish. The lake is home to a staggering 400 species of cichlid with all but 5 being endemic.




A diminuitive country with remarkable contrasts

Malawi is a small, land locked country between Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Its defining feature is the spectacular Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest lake, which runs almost the whole way down the east of the country. The fresh, clean waters of lake are fringed by wonderful, sandy beaches.

Besides this amazing inland sea, Malawi also has evergreen forests, mountain peaks and riverine lowlands, grasslands, rolling pastures, sugar and tea plantations, lovely wild flowers and wonderful game. Parts of the country have been likened to the magnificent Highlands of Scotland. Indeed, it is thought of by many as the most beautiful country in Africa. But there is even more to Malawi than its scenery, flora and fauna. The Malawians are some of the most friendly, kind and welcoming people you will meet anywhere in the world.

It is a great country to visit if you have already been to Africa before and want to try something different. Having said that, it has also been a first time safari destination for a number of our clients who have wanted to experience a different side to Africa from the classic big game country of Kenya and Tanzania.

With thanks to Dana Allen and Wilderness Safaris for the panormic image.


Highlights
Lake Malawi
A vast, tropical inland sea and a fantastic beach destination
Nyika Plateau
A haven for thousands of beautiful wild flowers and numerous plains game
Liwonde National Park
Malawi's best national park crossed by the lovely Shire River
Thyolo & Mount Mulanje
Lovely, picturesque tea estates surrounding Malawi's highest point

 
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