Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa
Malawi, a gem set in the heart of the continent between Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, is known as “The Warm Heart of Africa”, not only because of its climate but also the warmth of its people.
The Great Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south, and its tall mountains and the clear waters of Lake Malawi are the main destinations on this trip. In fact, Lake Malawi is one of the biggest in Africa, covering a very large part of the country. It has a tropical aura, with white beaches and clear water, and a variety of activities can be enjoyed here, such as canoeing, snorkelling and diving. It is a paradise for biologists, who come from around the world to observe its hundreds of endemic fish species.
With its stunning views and the variety of its landscapes, Malawi is a wonderful destination. Although the density of its animal population is not as high as that of other African countries, Malawi nevertheless boasts important national parks. Liwonde National Park is famous for the elephants, hippos and crocodiles that populate the Shire River and its banks; Nyika National Park is renowned for its 200 species of orchids, and Mount Mulanje, with an altitude of 3002 metres, attracts expert climbers.
The islands of Likoma and Chizumulu are closer to the Mozambique border, but they are part of the territory of Malawi: relatively unpopulated, wild and surrounded by turquoise water, they are a remote but fascinating destination. In recent years Majete Wildlife Reserve has been repopulated with many species Malawi had unfortunately lost, such as the black rhinoceros and the rare Lichtenstein’s hartebeest.