Malawi is perhaps best known for its impressive lake, which covers 20% of the country. Lake Malawi is a huge body of water featuring white sand beaches, turquoise waters and a tropical vibe. Water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and diving are a real treat, and of course, just lounging on the beach can be a great way to relax after a safari.

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Malawi’s history is also a point of interest. Dr David Livingstone, famous Victorian missionary and explorer, arrived in Malawi in the late 1850s where he fought against the slave trade. Malawi is a relatively densely populated country, so the national parks are quite small, but Nyika and Liwonde offer something special, and the birding in Malawi is fantastic. Malawi’s people are very friendly; they have earned the country the nickname “warm heart of Africa”.

Quick Facts:

  • Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe covering 14,650 kilometres
  • Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls are more than 1700 metres wide and 100 meters high
  • The country’s vast Lake Kariba stretches for 280 kilometres and was created in the 1950s
  • Motobo Hills contains some of the highest concentrations of rock art dating back some 17,000 years

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