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A great destination for those who want to get a taste of Africa, but aren’t ready for the dangers and extremes that the safari can bring, Malawi has a number of wildlife preserves and a vast population of African wild fauna species. Within the last few years, a program to reintroduce lion populations has been started, so that you can get a full picture of the African safari. However, the safari isn’t the only great thing about Malawi, but also Lake Malawi, which is one of the largest lakes in Africa.

Mulanje Mountain – One of Africa’s top trekking destinations, Mulanje Mountain offers wonderful hiking opportunities to reach its 3,000m summit, and other craggy peaks, with many trails in pristine landscapes with waterfalls and streams.

. Blantyre– Malawi’s commercial capital and a great place to unwind get some shopping done, enjoy some live music and decent restaurants – especially if you’re overlanding or backpacking through this part of Africa.

Lake Malawi was once called “The Lake of Stars” by the famed Scottish explorer David Livingstone, because lantern lights he saw from the fishermen’s boats resembled the stars at night.

Malawi’s Lake Nyasa contains more fish species than any other lake on earth.

Ku Chawe Inn is a resort of note. Established in colonial times. Situated on Zomba Plateu, 900 meters above Zomba Town of Malawi. The British Monarch favorite sleeping place.

Chambo is the staple diet of many lakeside residents. This fish is the most important agricultural output of Lake Malawi.

The traditional dress worn by women on Malawi is called Chitenje. It is a rectangular piece of fabric which comes in a variety of patterns, colors and designs. It is tied in much the same way as you would tie a sarong. It is sometimes used to cover up slightly shabbier clothing and can also be used as a baby sling or as a pot holder.

It was the Portuguese introduced maize to the region. Today, maize is still the staple grain of Malawi.

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Malawi You May Not Know

A great destination for those who want to get a taste of Africa, but aren’t ready for the dangers and extremes that the safari can bring, Malawi has a number of wildlife preserves and a vast population of African wild fauna species. Within the last few years, a program to reintroduce lion populations has been started, so that you can get a full picture of the African safari. However, the safari isn’t the only great thing about Malawi, but also Lake Malawi, which is one of the largest lakes in Africa.

1. The Shire River flows through the Shire Highlands of south Malawi. It drops 400m from Lake Malawi to the border with Mozambique, Malawi’s lowest point. The river passes many falls and the rapids on its short path. The Shire River is part of the Great Rift Valley.

2. Likoma Island in Lake Malawi is a smallish island located toward the eastern side of Lake Malawi. Its most notable feature is its cathedral, which was built in 1903.

3. Tobacco and tea are the chief exports of Malawi. Malawi also has the highest production of burley leaf tobacco, a low grade, high nicotine tobacco.

4. Malawi is landlocked and is bordered by Tanzania to the northeast, Mozambique on the east, south and west, and Zambia to the northwest.

5. Zomba is not just a tourist destination, but people have been told that some endangered species of birds are seen there. Those are the white-winged apalis. There are fewer than 100 breeding pairs of the white-winged apalis left in the wild. On the outskirts of Zomba, amidst the Jacaranda trees, you can see a pair of these beautiful birds.

6. The beautiful old stone building in Blantyre built in 1891 is St. Michael and All Angels Church. It was designed by the Rev. David Scott who had no architectural background whatsoever. It was built by local labor that had very little experience in construction. Considering this, it is an absolutely magnificent building.

7. Liwonde National Parkis Malawi’s premier national park with lodges on the Shire River providing a lovely backdrop to a huge variety of birds, hippos, elephants and many more species of wildlife.

8. Mulanje Mountain – One of Africa’s top trekking destinations, Mulanje Mountain offers wonderful hiking opportunities to reach its 3,000m summit, and other craggy peaks, with many trails in pristine landscapes with waterfalls and streams.

Source: Facts King

 

Escom Sets Up National Call Centre

By Nyasa Times Reporter

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi ( ESCOM) has devised plans to set up National Call Centre in a bid to improve service delivery to its customers as well as align itself to international standards, Nyasa Times has learnt. The plan comes amid complaints from its customers over poor service delivery evidenced by the forgoing power outages which has forced some to hold street protests in the Capital Lilongwe. The plan has forced ESCOM to make changes to some staff members.

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Nita Chivwara, a Malawian entrepreneur with a passion for strategy and advising global companies on doing business in her country

For many companies, moving into a new business territory is a challenge, and having access to local insights and advice can be key to success. For entrepreneur Nita Chivwara, her experience as a country strategist and project manager has provided the necessary skills set to offer practical country marketing advice to global business.

What does your company do?

I am involved in business development consulting services. Working in an advisory position as a strategist, my work includes carrying out practical marketing operations for global companies planning to implement business operations in Malawi, Africa and emerging markets in general.

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