Malawi is better known as the warm heart of Africa, all because of its friendly people! Wherever you go you will receive a welcome which is unsurpassed anywhere else in the world.
In big and small markets throughout Malawi shining silver piles of dried fish 'usipa' are sold. Closer to the lake fresh fish is available.
Children receive wonderful names: Happiness, Brightness, Love, Gift, Rejoice or Last (which is quite common!). Also look out for the quirky names of establishments. Ssome of our favourite's being 'Top Hits bottle store', 'Mind your own business Restaurant' and 'The Hang Over clinic!'.
Malawi does not have a large volume of tourists, and this provides a good part of its charm.
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Malawi has an incredible variety of stunning landscapes. The unique rolling hills of orchid clad Nyika; the cool forested plateau of Zomba; the 10,000 feet climbers' paradise of Mulanje Massif; the broad and fertile Shire Valley. From rugged highlands to lowland plains - the scene is ever changing.
Hundreds of miles of tropical golden sand beaches line Africa's third largest lake. Lake Malawi is a true inland sea and is tideless. Relax in the sun on uncrowded beaches, hand-feed tropical fish at the world's first freshwater National Park or enjoy the many water sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and canoeing.
In the higher areas, the climate is pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees Celcius between November and April, and 27 degrees Celcius from May to October. The rainy season lasts from October to April.
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