Dubbed “The Warm Heart of Africa” for good reason – the welcome extended to all who visit here is legendary – Malawi is a small country with a very big heart.
Perhaps chief among the attractions is Lake Malawi, home to the world’s largest variation of fish species, including more than 700 species of cichlids; colourful, interesting fish, and chambo, the Malawian staple that makes for excellent eating and is available in a fresh daily abundance from the locals. The snorkeling, swimming and even diving here is good but nothing beats sitting on the lakeshore with a book, or snoozing in a hammock.
Additional attractions include beautiful national parks that provide a haven for a wide variety of wildlife including crocodiles, lions, elephants, hippos and leopard.
Malawi also boasts many fascinating historical and cultural sites, and characteristic crafts, such as the Malawi chair, carved from hardwood by the locals. The many traditional villages you will encounter en route enable you the chance to purchase one of these, and a wide selection of additional skillfully carved crafts, and of course to meet some of the ever-smiling locals going about their daily lives.