There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa's Great Rift Valley, the largest single geographical feature on Earth. Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks and some of the friendliest people in Africa.
A long and narrow landlocked country it covers more than 1000 kilometres from north to south while Lake Malawi, nearly 600km long and up to 80km wide, dominates the countryside. It is one of Africa's more densely peopled countries with a population of 13 million, and the country faces formidable challenges similar to other countries on the continent.
Although not a Big 5 destination, there are also a number of reserves in Malawi which are known for their raw wilderness experience and enormous diversity of birdlife. The country's premier wildlife reserve is Liwonde National Park. Take time to explore the highland wilderness, dive and swim in the lake's warm waters, or simply soak up the vibrant local flavour and you're sure to find yourself seduced.