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.
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”.