A Malawi Travel Guide for people travelling through Malawi as well as an Information Guide for Malawi. There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa's Great Rift Valley, the 3000-kilometre long geological formation that bisects much of Africa from Egypt to Botswana.
Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors and enormous crystal-clear lakes are the hallmark of much of the Rift Valley. This is what Malawi is all about. It is a little-known gem of a country in the heart of Central Southern Africa that offers a true African experience at a relatively minimal cost.
Malawi is landlocked. It is a long and narrow country, covering more than 1000 km from north to south. Lake Malawi, nearly 600 km long and up to 80 km wide, dominates the countryside. When David Livingstone arrived at the lakeshore in 1861, he was the first foreign explorer to see the lake. He was so in awe that he started missions here.
Malawi SafarisWarm heart of Africa" four words that completely sum up Malawi for you, without question one of Africa's safest, friendliest and relaxed countries to visit and we have not even got onto the scenery and wildlife yet. Transverse Lake Malawi in the privacy and luxury of a 38 foot Maxim catamaran, now can you think of a better way to relax?
Malawi MapOur map of Malawi featuring accommodation establishments that form part of a safari itinerary, when travelling this amazingly scenic little country in the heart of Africa. Malawi is dominated by Lake Malawi but please do not forget about visiting the Malian highlands and game reserves, they are equally stunning.
Malaria In MalawiMalaria in Malawi is to be TAKEN very seriously as the disease occurs in most areas of the country. Please regard the entire country as a "High Risk" zone; there are no two ways about this. Contact a doctor or travel clinic about which malaria tablets would be best suited for you and your family.