About Malawi

Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks and some of the friendliest people in Africa. A long and narrow landlocked country it covers more than 1000 kilometres from north to south while Lake Malawi, nearly 600km long and up to 80km wide, Africa’s third largest and most iconic body of fresh water, dominates the east of the country.

There is no country in all of Africa that has its geography so sculptured and determined by Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The country’s central spine is the western edge of this wondrous geographical feature and Lake Malawi and the Shire River form the valley floor. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of much of the Rift Valley – and Malawi displays them all. Fertile soils are a feature of the Rift Valley and evidence of this is to be found everywhere in Malawi.



Why Malawi?