Malawi Travel Guide
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- MalawiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 1Dec 01, 2013
One of my favourite places on earth. You can find accommodation for as little as £4 a night. Go on an unforgettable safari to spot the big five, and stop off at villages to meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. Time your visit around the Lake Of Stars Festival which is growing more popular every year.
- MalawiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAug 01, 2013
Lovely Lake Malawi, the jewel of this otherwise landlocked country in central Africa, has earned Malawi the reputation of one of Africa's greatest finds -- an easy-to-travel place with natural beauty, friendly locals and low prices. And while I can't dispute the prettiness of areas like Cape Maclear or Mt. Mulanje, I find that the line about Africa's friendliest people somewhat stretches credulity. With a pronounced 'muzungu' culture, it's a country in which I typically felt like money on legs, and found the friendliness to often go no deeper than the superficial. Lodging may be cheap, it's true, but food and sometimes transportation costs can be inordinate, and while the Lake certainly ranks as one of Africa's neatest spots, it does not in itself a five-star destination make.
- MalawiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 05, 2012
I can't tell you how many of my clients didn't even realize that Malawi was a country - and how many of them ended up naming it their favorite of the 8 countries we'd travel through on our overland trips. Hands down, Malawi has the friendliest people I've met anywhere. You leave feeling like family - part of a really, really big family. Lake Malawi is gorgeous and diving or snorkeling in it really is like swimming in a well-stocked aquarium. The wood-crafts they make here are some of the best souvenirs you can take home from Africa.
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Aliases: Nyasaland, Nyasaland Protectorate