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Reaching a new plateau

Reaching a new plateau

When Travel Africa editor Laura Griffith-Jones travelled to the isolated Nyika National Park, in northern Malawi, she discovered a picturesque landscape unlike anywhere else on the continent. Photographs by Will Birtles In 1949, author Laurens van der Post wrote of...

10 Top spots for birders

10 Top spots for birders

For a relatively small country, Malawi harbours some impressive avian riches. Dominic Couzens reveals the best places to go. Image copyright Ben Cranke. Malawi is a small country that punches well above its weight as a birdwatching destination. Part...

The resurgence of Liwonde

The resurgence of Liwonde

Despite many challenges over the last 25 years, Malawi’s flagship national park is experiencing a renaissance. Phil Clisby talks to Chris Badger, managing director of Central African Wilderness Safaris, whose story is intrinsically entwined with the reserve’s evolution As...

Taking responsibility

Taking responsibility

The tourist dollar can have a huge positive impact on local communities. Emma Gregg discovers how tour operators and lodges are giving back to the Warm Heart of Africa — and how you can, too What is it about...

How to translocate an elephant

How to translocate an elephant

In July, Sue Watt and Will Whitford witnessed the conservation organisation African Parks start the most ambitious animal translocation project in Africa’s history. The move saw the first of 500 elephants brought from Malawi’s Liwonde National Park and Majete...

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

Warm water, superb visibility and a clutch of excellent diving schools make Lake Malawi the ideal choice for a scuba holiday, says Fiona McIntosh Hovering in the warm, clear water of Lake Malawi, we train our cameras on the...

A massif awakening

A massif awakening

Mount Mulanje is Malawi’s other natural wonder, often bypassed in favour of the country’s celebrated lake. Hiking sceptic Aaron Gekoski steps out of his comfort zone and sets out for the summit Hiking. Being at one with nature. Getting...

Lakeside living

Pumulani

With pristine sandy beaches and water sports aplenty, Lake Malawi is a wonderful escape destination for one and all. But where should you stay? Gemma Catlin scoured the 500km shore to uncover the best options Lake Malawi (or Lake...

Top 5 things to do in Malawi

Lake Malawi

Malawi, a little-known country with a lot to offer. Unlike its larger neighbours, Malawi has received less attention from the tourism industry in the past, although that is changing. Every year the number of tourist visitors grows, as more...

The one that nearly got away

The one that nearly got away

Chances are you’ve never heard of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Maybe it’s time you did. Aaron Gekoski heads in search of Malawi’s last remaining wilderness. Thump thump thump. I’m lying in the back of a bakkie, sweating and getting grumpier...

Chill zone

Chill zone

With the ongoing regeneration of its national parks and investment in tourism infrastructure, Malawi is quickly becoming a viable safari destination in its own right. What it offers that many other countries can’t, is its lake. So does this...

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