As the 'warm heart of Africa', Malawi is a tiny country surrounded by Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Botswana, and is home to some of the continent's friendliest people. Malawi is relatively small, so travelling around it isn't difficult.
Malawi's nine national parks including highlands and marshes can be explored on horseback, on a 4 x 4, on foot or by boat. With its clear waters and 400 fish species, Lake Malawi offers boaters, anglers, water skiers and snorkelers a wide variety of outdoor activities.
“As the 'warm heart of Africa', Malawi is a tiny country surrounded by Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Botswana, and is home to some of the continent's friendliest people.”
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Experience the rolling landscapes of the Nyika Plateau on a horseback
Pack your easel and head to Malawi for an art safari - learn to paint in Liwonde and on the shoreline of Lake Malawi
Take the sandy tracks of Dzalanyama Forest Reserve for a cycle in Malawi like a local
Watch herds of elephants and chirping hippos in Liwonde National Park
Visit Lilongwe's craft market and the Mua Mission art school to find bargain wooden souvenirs
Climb the peak of Mount Mulanje, an imposing massif surrounded by waterfalls and wilderness
On the shores of Lake Malawi, chill out at the Lake of Stars music festival (October)
Passage along the Lake Malawi shoreline on the MV Ilala ferry