Malawi is going to capture more hearts than ever in 2014.
As well as being no. 5 in Lonely Planet’s top destinations for 2014 (beating the likes of Mexico and the Seychelles), the only African country to make the top ten. Malawi also celebrates 50 years of independence and has exciting new developments in wildlife conservation. Add to this brand new luxury accommodation and now the opportunity for big 5 wildlife viewing along with crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches …..
Lonely Planet’s advice is “best get there quick!“
They go on to say that this “slip of a country has so far escaped the safari-suited ‘bush and beach’ crowd. You get up close to elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo without the pesky 4WD scrum so common in Africa’s best known parks.”
The world’s first freshwater National Park covers nearly a third of the country. Its crystal clear waters, golden sandy beaches and unique fish species brings sustenance, livelihood, tourism and leisure and forms an integral part of Malawi’s cultural heritage.
Malawi - The Warm Heart of Africa
Not a marketing slogan. It is reality. Malawians are the most friendly people you could meet anywhere in the world. A welcoming and safe nation, locals love to share their communities with visitors and cultural experiences here are genuine and true to life.
Malawi’s New Lodges
Malawi now finally offers a great range of international quality accommodation from 5* luxury to locally run eco-lodges – and owners seem dedicated to supporting their local communities and environment, which can be experienced by visitors too.
Malawi’s Wildlife Conservation
The restocking of Malawi’s Majete Wildlife reserve is one of Africa’s best conversation success stories. The amazing transformation has taken a desolate area devoid of any wildlife, and turned it into a thriving BIG 5 destination with more than 2,500 animals including black rhino, lions and leopards. The organization behind Majete’s success - African Parks - is now working with the government in Liwonde and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. This provides a unique opportunity to see the 'before and after' of their amazing conservation efforts.