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Highlights of Lake Malawi

Discover the highlights of Lake Malawi where you can view plenty of wildlife, visit game reserves and see the Big 5.

Lake Malawi Highlights

* Liwonde National Park

* Majete Wildlife Reserve: Big 5

* Nyika National Park

* Lilongwe

* Zomba Plateau

* Mount Mulanje

Liwonde National Park

Here you will find some of the best game viewing in Malawi, such as elephants, antelope, and a large a variety of bird species. Liwonde covers many aspects of the wildlife in Africa. Expose yourself to the bush by going on morning bush walks with experienced guides. Go on exhilarating boat rides where you can spot hippos and crocodiles. Sit at the water’s edge in the evenings and quietly watch the wildlife that surrounds you.

Majete Wildlife Reserve

This is a 70 000 hectare conservation area situated in the Lower Shire Valley that is home to the Big 5, as well as a variety of other animals and birdlife. Activities includes guided nature walks, game drives and sunset safaris.

elephant-at-watering-hole

Lilongwe

Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi, with New Town in the North and Old Town in the South. Old Town has wonderful markets, street cafés and bustling restaurants, making it an interesting place to visit. The markets offer Indian spices and clothing stalls where you can test your skills at bargaining. It also offers a golf club if you feel like a swing or two.

Zomba Plateau

Zomba was the former capital of Malawi and the town is a hive of activity, with lovely old architecture. The buildings are covered with soft greenery and ferns. It also has a vibey city market that you can browse through. However, the Plateau is where the real beauty lies with mountains, streams and woodland trails.

view-from-zomba-plateau

Mount Mulanje

Mount Mulanje is a granite mountain range that is Central Africa’s highest peak at 3 000m. Here you can go on winding trails through tea plantations and cedar tree forests, not to mention spectacular waterfalls and cool rock pools.

About Bronwyn Paxton

Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on January 31, 2014
Filed under  Africa Blog • Malawi • Travel Articles 
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