PLACES TO VISIT IN MALAWI

Season 2 Episode 6

Malawi is a country where a lot of tourists visit year in, year out for different reasons such as mount climbing, bird watching, kayaking, diving, fishing, wildlife attractions among others.

Today we’d be looking at some of the best places to visit when you visit Malawi.

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is one of the national parks to visit when you’re in Malawi. This National Park comes with a combination of safari experience and the beauty of wildlife.

Bush Elephants at Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is situated along the courses of the Shire River in Malawi comprising of a variety of ecosystems such as flood plains, wetlands, swamps, swaying grassland and groves. 

Animals that can be found there are bush elephants, jackals, hyenas, impalas, waterbucks, baboons, etc.

Lake Malawi

This is what Malawi is highly recognized for as it’s Malawi’s greatest jewel. This Lake covers above 29,000 Square Kilometers and a depth of 300 meters making it the largest lake in Africa and also one of the deepest lakes found on earth.

Crystal Clear Water at Lake Malawi

This lake serves as a source of living to many locals in Malawi. Fishermen can be found fishing daily on the shore and depth of the lake. Activities such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, camping, hiking, bird sightseeing, sailing cannot be left out when visiting this lake.

Lake Malawi also has a National Park which is essential to a lot of tourists and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Kasungu National Park

Kasungu National Park is one of Malawi’s best nature reserves which covers a land mass of over 2,000 Square Kilometers located at the Western Part of Kasungu reaching the border of Zambia.

Kasungu National Park

Unfortunately the park has a reduced amount of wildlife due to problem of poaching on biodiversity.

Mount Mulanje

Mountain Mulanje is one of Malawi’s breathtaking sites situated at the plains of southern Malawi and known as one of the highest points in Malawi with a height of 3,000 meters above sea level.

Mountain Mulanje

This site has a great diversity of forests and woodlands and is famous for housing the African cypress tree which is an endangered species. Mount Mulanje receives a whole number of tourists who are majorly hikers, campers and climbers.

Mount Mulanje also has an area that is protected for Forest Reserve and Conservation purposes.

Blantyre

Blantyre is well known for its business activities as it is the commercial hub of Malawi found in the City of Blantyre with a population of over 700,000 people. This city is a center with lots of hotels, restaurants  and a major active airport.

Independence Arch, Blantyre

Blantyre is a trading center for ivory which has a lot of factories and industries and contributes to the country’s economic growth and development.

This is the only place that can be compared to the Capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe in terms of commercial activities.

Nyika National Park

The Nyika National Park is the largest National Park in Malawi which is also one of National Parks that has a great diversity of natural habitats in South Eastern part of Africa. It is located on the Khondowe Plateau in the district of Rumphi with an area of 3200 Square Kilometers.

Nyika National Park

This park is known for being the source of headwaters for many region’s rive way consisting of montane landscapes, lush grass plains and wildlife like leopards, zebras, roan antelope, hyenas, elephants, lions.

You can’t afford to miss the horse riding safari experience, hiking and bird spotting activities of this park.

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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