About the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’
Malawi is made up of a diverse range of landscapes, from the peaks of Mulanje Mountain overlooking the rolling hills of tea estates, to the crystal white sands of the Northern Lakeshore.
Being only 118,500sq km, 1/5th of Malawi is made up of water.
Lake Malawi is home to the wondrous cichlid, an endemic, multi-coloured, fresh water fish.
Malawi caters to a wide host of people, the country has a population of over 17 million and this harmonious mix of different religions, ethnicities and languages are integrated to form what is known as ‘The friendliest country in the world’ . Once a British colony, English is widely spoken, followed by the local languages of Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chiwena and Chitanga.
Malawi has been quick to fall into westernization, however, it is still advisable to take into account expected respectable terms and dress.
We advise our female guests to cover knees, stomachs and chests when visiting villages and walking around cities. Beach wear is very much acceptable however on the lakeshore!