Malawi is a small yet incredibly beautiful country with some of the most welcoming and friendly people in the world. Hence being called the 'Warm Heart of Africa'.
It is one of Africa's best kept secrets; a country blessed with an enormous 365 mile long freshwater lake, fringed with beautiful sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages.
From the rolling hills of the Nyika Plateau with it's abundant flora and fauna to the crystal clear waters of Chikale Beach, the welcoming Tonga and Timbuka people will make your holiday in northern Malawi an unforgettable African experience.
Malawi has been named one of the top countries in the world for travellers for many years. An exert from a recent review by Sue Watt an award winning travel writer discribes Malawi as "Malawi: More than ‘the warm heart of Africa".
Malawi is well known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’ because of its welcoming, friendly people. While that moniker is certainly true, there’s much more to this tiny country than meets the eye, and its people are just one reason to visit.
Lake Malawi, the 10th largest lake in Africa, dominates the country and until recently was the main attraction for tourists. One of my fondest memories of our nine-month trip across Africa was spending five days on the MV Ilala ferry, which journeys the length of the lake. It’s by no means luxurious, but if you want a true glimpse of local life and soul then jump on board and enjoy. Around the lake, Cape Maclear and Nkhata Bay are great places to stay and have superb snorkeling to see cichlids – with 875 different species, there are more species of this fish here than in any other lake in the world.