Malawi

Malawi
November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked southeastern country in Africa and is listed amongst the most densely populated nations in the world. It is called the warm heart of Africa and the people are known for their warmth, friendliness and engaging nature.

Malawi is home to the great River Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, which may be why, Malawi, is purported to literally mean “Glitter of the sun across the lake”. This shimmering expanse of clear, fresh water boarded by golden beaches is a meeting point for snorkelers, divers, boaters and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world, as it boasts of an array of over 400 fish species.

Other tourist activities include visits to the wildlife reserves and to the nine National Parks where you find an exotic number of animals. It has an interesting landscape and there is definitely plenty to discover in the endearing heart of Africa.

 

Destinations in Malawi

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    The Republic of Malawi
  • Location
    Malawi is located in southeast Africa bordered by Zambia to the west and Tanzania to the north. Lake Malawi borders the east, while Mozambique borders the west, south and southeast
  • Government
    Multiparty democracy
  • Dialing code
    +265
  • Climate weather
    Sub-tropical/warm to wet
  • Population
    17,377,468 on 118,484km²
  • Official language
    English, Chichewa
  • Other major languages
    Yoa, Tumbuka
  • Currency
    Malawian Kwacha (MWK)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($), SA (ZAR)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever Certificate required for travelers coming from, or in airport transit for more than 12hrs in places with risk of transmission. (For more information, visit - www.visitmalawi.mw)

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