the warm heart of Africa

Malawi is a land locked country situated in the eastern corner of Africa, south of the equator, sharing borders with Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the south and east. It has a total surface area of 188,428, one fifth of which is covered by water in rivers and lakes.

Its tourism attractions include lakes, national parks and game reserves, beautiful mountains and plateaux and a rich cultural heritage. Lake Malawi is Africa's third largest at 570 km long by 16 to 80 km wide and is known to have the largest number of fresh water fish species in the world. Malawi has great topographical contrasts ranging from high rising plateaux with cool bracing air, trout streams and breathtaking scenery to low lying areas along the lake shore and the Lower Shire Valley.

The climate is sub-tropical, with a dry season from May to October and wet season between end November and March. Average maximum temperatures in the southern lake shore, which is the main tourist area, vary between 21 degrees Celsius during June/July and 27 degrees Celsius between October/March. These vary significantly in the mountains and plateaux areas.

Malawi Tourism Association
PO Box 1044, Lilongwe, Tel: +265 (0)1 770 010
Tel/Fax: +265 (0)1 770 131 Cell: +265 (0) 888 865 250

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Last updated on January 06, 2011