Malawi, the warm heart of Africa

It is a constitutional republic that became independent from Great Britain in 1964. It was named after the ancient kingdom of Malavi, which means ‘land of fire’ in the chair language. It is a beautiful landlocked country surrounded by three countries: Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The Great Rift Valley runs from north to south, and Lake Malawi occupies a fifth of the area. The warm heart of Africa Called ‘The warm heart of Africa’, the people are very friendly. The staple food is ‘sima’, which is prepared by kneading cornmeal in hot water to make a rice cake. Boiled vegetables, beans, small fish, etc. They are often eaten as garnishes.

Official name Republic of Malawi
Languages English, Chewa
Capital Lilongwe

Islamic, cristianity

Currency MWK


Malawi’s climate differs significantly between lowlands and mountains. The rainy season is from December to April, and the dry season is from May to October. In the dry season there is little rain. The highlands, like the capital Lilongwe, are cool, with the lowest temperature in June-July below 10 ° C, and the highest in October, which is the warmest, can exceed 30 ° C. Lake Malawi and other coastal areas are lowlands, with high and high temperatures from September to April, and the average maximum temperature during the day can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Since it belongs to the tropical savanna climate, it has a relatively large amount of rain and is rich in vegetation.


Rainy season 20-30 degrees

Winter 10 ~ 20 ℃

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Malawi Highlights

Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi is the third largest lake on the African continent and was the first freshwater lake to be listed as a World Heritage Site. A fifth of the country, to the north and south, is a beach with white sand beaches like the sea. There are many beaches where palm trees grow naturally, and you can enjoy the scenery that doesn’t look like a lake. Lots of fish live there, too, and snorkeling, kayaking, and water sports are popular.

Nika National Park

Nika National Park is the largest national park in Malawi with a vast area of ​​3,200 km². Located in northern Malawi, it has a high altitude of 1,800 m on average. In addition to herbivores such as zebras, rare animals such as small dikers and solitary antelopes live in the park. You can also see hippos and African buffaloes at Lake Kaurime in the park.

Kasung National Park

Located in western Malawi, it is the second largest national park in Malawi. It is also famous as a habitat for hippos. Additionally, many wild birds inhabit the park, making it a popular place for birdwatching.

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