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Malawi is a small country in the heart of Africa with a mild climate, a peaceful way of life and enormous diversity from the sandy beaches of Lake Malawi to secluded game parks, from the high Zomba Plateau, with its vast forest, waterfalls and lakes, to Mount Mulanje, at 3050 metres, the highest mountain in Central Africa. The Nyika National Park at 2,600 meters above sea level offers 660 species of orchids, huge heards of eland and other antelope in a highland landscape.

This diversity also lends itself to a myriad of activities, horse riding in the mountains, visiting the rural communities, safaris, wind-surfing, fresh water scuba diving, fishing, sailing and simply cruising on the lake.

Known as the "Warm heart of Africa" for its friendly relaxed and peaceful population, in Malawi you can discover the other aspect of Africa; its human face. Observe how a culture with a totally different social structure from the predominant western one, is trying to adapt to the 21st century.

The Lake, an enormous inland sea, gives Malawi its particular character, providing a strange contrast to the land locked nature of the Country. There are over 550 species of fish in the Lake, most unique to these waters. The Lake Malawi National Park is the world's first fresh water park and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Malawi makes a great stand alone destination but also combines with Zambia to which it is well connected. Zambia with its vast parks and wild nature makes a wonderful contrast to the more gentle Malawi.

Malawi is truly the warm heart of Africa