Friendly Malawi is the perfect destination if you are looking to combine culture and wildlife. Defined by the Great Rift Valley and the immense Lake Malawi, this is a country with splendid scenery and beauty. Malawi has rich fertile soil and its map is peppered with small agricultural villages and larger market towns. The locals are truly warm and welcoming – you should not miss visiting villages and walking around towns.
The same soil that brings rich harvests to this agricultural country also grows lush valley floors with great variety of wildlife. The vast waters of the crystal-clear lake support an astonishing population of fish species, over 500 in total. If you are interested in snorkeling and fresh-water diving – and lovely beaches – visit the Lake Malawi National Park and stay at Mumbo Island Lodge with its PADI center. An unbelievably romantic destination, Kaya Mawa Lodge, is also located on an island with a dive center. On the shores of the lake you will find a more traditional safari destination, Liwonde National Park with its population of elephants, rhinos, baboons, antelopes, zebras and more than 300 species of birds. Although often overlooked in favor of larger countries, Malawi is justly one of the gems of Africa whether you are looking for a safari, a cultural excursion or for the ideal honeymoon spot – or all of the above.