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.
Source: Facts King