WHAT TO DO IN MALAWI


BOATING AND YACHTING

Lake Malawi National Park is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa. Visitors enjoy sun-drenched beaches and a variety of marine activities including canoeing, kayaking, dingy sailing, Hobie Cat sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and wind surfing.

CYCLING



Malawi’s southern region’s scenic side roads are ideal for bike touring. Prime cycling areas include Blantyre, Mulanje, Zomba, Phalombe, Mangochi and Monkey Bay.

FISHING


The Shire River Basin has excellent fishing with more than 700 species of fish including cichlids, mbuna, perch, yellow fish, lake salmon, lake tiger, catfish and rainbow trout.

HIKING


Mulanje has a well organised system of trails leading through forests of large cedar trees and maintains nine alpine-style huts for overnights. There are approximately 18 hiking routes on the mountain, and opportunities for mountain biking and horseback riding are available. (The Mountain Club of Malawi provides routes for hikers.) The warm days and cooler evenings of the months from April to November are ideal for hiking.

HORSEBACK RIDING


Horseback riding at Zomba Plateau allows riders to explore its dense pine and indigenous forests and pristine waterfalls on narrow trails that ascend to an elevation of 2100 metres, offering panoramic views of the plains below. Rides are also offered through the historical district of Zomba, Malawi’s former capital city.

KAYAKING


Lake Malawi National Park offers the perfect conditions for magical kayaking. Popular destinations include Domwe and Mumbo islands near Cape Maclear, with their natural beaches, walking trails and eco-camps. Paddlers will spot otters and African fish eagles along the way and can combine a paddle trip with snorkeling and/or diving to view Lake Malawi’s colorful tropical fish.

NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES


The Shire River Basin’s national parks and wildlife reserves offer a tremendous wildlife and nature experience without the crowds of other African safari destinations. They showcase more than 70 species of mammals including the Big Five, more than 650 species of birds and more than 600 species of fish.

ROCK CLIMBING


At over 3,000 metres, Mount Mulanje is the highest mountain in south-central Africa and a popular destination for rock climbers, offering 62 different peaks including Chambe Peak, the West Face and Sapitwa, a place of intense spiritual significance for Malawians. At the summit, Sapitwa provides stunning views of Zomba Mountain, Lake Chilwa and the Indian Ocean.

SCUBA DIVING


Lake Malawi National Park is considered as one of the best freshwater lakes for scuba diving. The park boasts approximately 22 dive sites with unique topography.

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