Malawi, a tiny landlocked country in southern Africa, is one of the world’s least-developed countries, with the majority of the population living in rural areas. This results in a country full of stunning, green, lush and unspoiled countryside. You visit Malawi for the beautiful scenery, cultural experiences and outdoor adventures.
Covering one fifth of the country, Lake Malawi is the main attraction in Malawi. The lake is so large that looks like an ocean and it has more fish species than any other lake in the world. The lake provides lots of adventure activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, boating and kayaking. I tried the snorkelling, which wasn’t overly exciting because there wasn’t much to see, but I heard the scuba divers had more success. But it was a nice change to snorkel in fresh water, instead of salt water.
In the north of Lake Malawi, near the town of Chitimba, is Livingstonia, a historical town, and Manchewe Falls, both of which can be reached by truck on a terrible road or a long, challenging hike, if you can handle the heat and humidity. People say Livingstonia is a must-see and I don’t know if the crappy weather contributed to the vibe, but it looked like a decrepit, creepy and abandoned town. But Manchewe Falls was gorgeous.