Malawi is a country of striking scenery and great beauty with rolling plateaus, towering mountains, rugged escarpments, valleys and thick forests combining with beautiful lakes with wonderful sandy beaches. It is also a country of warm and friendly people, a treasure-trove of tropical plants and a variety of birds and animals.
Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, is the dominant feature of the country, and covers nearly 24,000 sq.km forming the eastern boundary with Tanzania and Mozambique. The lake is one of the world's living treasures, an underwater paradise containing more species of fish than any other in the world! A number of resorts and lodges are dotted around the lake, providing excellent bases from which to enjoy watersports, snorkelling and scuba diving and to relax and the perfect spot to enjoy the warm and temperate climate.
The capital is Lilongwe, a modern, spacious city and the gateway for most travel into the country. A number of National Parks protect and preserve the country's diverse natural splendours including Nyika National Park, Kasungu National Park, Liwonde National Park and Lake Malawi National Park. The parks offer the visitor a variety of eco-systems, scenic diversity and a good variety of wildlife and birdlife.
By African standards Malawi is a small country, but nevertheless it does offer the visitor an amazing kaleidoscope of opportunities and extremely friendly and courteous people who have resulted in Malawi being fittingly known as "The Warm Heart of Africa".