Top 10 things to do in Malawi

Kayak across the turquoise waters of Lake Malawi
1. Kayak, boat or jet ski across the turquoise waters of Lake Malawi before snorkelling beneath its waters on the lookout for colourful fish and rock formations


Trek across the Nyika Plateau, where zebras graze in the grasslands
2. Trek across the vast Nyika Plateau where zebra and eland graze in the grasslands, while bee-eaters flit through the air 


Listen for hippos roaring
3. Listen for hippos roaring and watch antelope gallop across the wetlands of Liwonde, exploring this palm-studded national park by boat or by jeep


Stroll through acres of neatly trimmed bushes in the lush tea estates of Thyolo
4. Stroll through acres of neatly trimmed bushes in the lush tea estates of Thyolo, where tea pickers pluck the best leaves for a morning brew


Buffalos are common sightings in Malawi
5. Get lost in the wild beauty of Nkhotakota where 700 square miles of rainforest and woodland are home to giant kingfishers, buffalo and herds of playful elephants


Wander through the colourful markets of Lilongwe
6. Wander through the colourful markets of Lilongwe where you can buy everything from fresh vegetables to wood animal carvings


Watch antelope gallop across the wetlands of Liwonde
7. Spot the Big 5 in Majete National Park, where wildlife was reintroduced after years of poaching and which is now home to a healthy population of rhinos, lions and lots of warthogs 


Listen to joyful singing filling the air on Sundays
8. Visit the 100-year-old cathedral on Likoma Island and listen to joyful singing filling the air on Sundays – an experience of the ‘real’ Malawi


Admire the magnificence of Mount Mulanje on a trek
9. Admire the magnificence of Mount Mulanje on a trek where you’ll see waterfalls, pools and lots of bird species, including the rare black eagle


Enjoy stunning mountain views over the valley in the Rumphi district
10. Learn about the colonial history of Malawi at the Livingstonia Mission and enjoy stunning mountain views over the valley and down towards the lake

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