Malawi High Commission

Maputo - Mozambique

Tourism and Culture

Visit Malawi

Malawi, the “Warm Heart of Africa” links the Southern and Eastern Africa region and offers unique flora and fauna which include the magnificent Lake Malawi, diverse nature which includes rivers, mountains and valleys; wide variety of wildlife in spectacular surroundings; vibrant culture and people legendarily renowned for friendliness and hospitality and international standard MICE facilities.

Malawi is rich in contrast, compact in size and big in hospitality. Destination Malawi offers a myriad of activities not found in other countries in the region such as fresh water beaches and water sports such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, among others. The country also has a prolific birdlife (over 750 species sighted), world’s largest fresh water aquarium with over 1,000 unique species of colorful cichlids, challenging biking, trekking and hiking trails.

Undisputedly the friendliest people in Africa. Ages old culture, tradition and crafts, high mountain peaks, White Water Rivers and broad blue lakes. Africa’s newest Big Five destination with magnificent natural settings. Malawi has it all, and more.

Malawi has a lot to offer to the local traveler, business man and even experienced traveler. Malawi is extremely diverse and very friendly making it a great travel destination.

Malawi has many places where the visitor can enjoy some tranquil rest, relaxation and lovely dining.

Malawi has a lot of potential and the Malawi government is doing its best to grow and expand it further. Lake Malawi is one of the main attractions of the country. It is very popular and such a great destination with lots of beautiful scenery and also numerous numbers of cichlids. It is reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than any other freshwater body, including more than 1000 species of cichlids, and was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique on June 10, 2011.

Many Malawians go to the lake for holidays, celebrations or recreation purposes. As one of Africa’s rift valley lakes, Lake Malawi covers an area of 11,500 square miles. Besides the lake, Malawi has more to offer during the holidays. If one is holidaying in Malawi they can choose to do any of the following and enjoy being in the warm heart: Kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boat riding, water skiing, mountain bike trail, camping, football, hiking at the Mulanje Mountain (Mulanje Mountain is a huge granite massif in southern Malawi. Its highest peak Sapitwa reaches just over 3000m), game viewing and cruises on the Shire River are also organized.

People coming from Mozambique, including Tourists visiting Mozambique, and the neighboring countries stand an irregrettable opportunity of extending the unforgettable African experience by travelling across to the Republic of Malawi through their most convenient entry point.

landofsmilesThe Land of smiles! This is Africa’s undiscovered gem! The people of Malawi are well known for their unique culture, warmth and hospitality and have been acknowledged by travelers as one the friendliest people in the World! It is one of the safest tourist destinations in the world! No wonder it has earned the accolade “the Warm Heart of Africa!

The Land of the “Lake of Stars”, Lake Malawi, also known as the Calendar Lake, is 365 miles and 52 miles at its longest and widest points. It is the 3rd largest fresh water lake in Africa and 11th in the World and lies within the great African Rift Valley and has a number of Islands two of which are habited and the rest are notable eco-islands.

cichlidsOne of the unique Places to Visit, is the Marine park at Cape Maclear which was declared a World Heritage Site and is home to over 1000 endemic recorded species of cichlids.

Malawi’s mountains and plateaus, hills, valleys and rivers offer breathtaking and spectacular scenery. The majestic Mount Mulanje, at 3000 metres above the sea level, is the highest point in central Africa and a popular destination for Adventure tourism.

From the plateaus of Nyika, Viphya and Zomba to the valleys of lower Shire, experience the real beauty of this small but magnificent country

elephantThe country’s National Parks, Wildlife and Forest reserves provide excellent game viewing and unforgettable bird watching experience. Small scale private and community game farms are becoming a popular feature.

The natural heritage of the People and Culture make Malawi a unique country. From dances, rituals, annual ceremonies and events, all spice up the cultural tourism calendar of the Warm Heart of Africa!

More information on Tourism in Malawi can be found on the following links: