Malawi is a perfect vacation spot if you wish to discover the lesser-known tourist places in East Africa. A beautiful amalgamation of lakes, landscape and culture, this country is contoured by Miombo trees, and Zambezian and Mopane woodlands. By Divyansh Mehta
These places would make you want to visit the country this summer.
1. Likoma Island
The island’s coves and sandy beaches have one of the best snorkelling and diving spots in Malawi. Located near the Malawi lake’s eastern shore, the barren and rocky island covers an area of around eight square miles (20. 7 square km). Fishing, cultivation of grain, cassava and corn are some of the activities carried out on this beautiful island. With attractions such as diving for tourists, this island is an upcoming paradise for adventure seekers.
2. Thyolo Tea Estates
Satemwa, one of the best and the most popular tea estates under Thyolo Tea Estates in Malawi, offers tasting sessions where guests can learn more about tea: how it’s grown, dried and prepared, followed by a display of variety of teas. However, Thyolo Tea Estates is not just about Satemwa. There are various other smaller estates that produce tea for countries across the globe. The Thyolo Reserve also offers pleasant surroundings for travellers. Taking a walk or riding a bicycle in this reserve could be another wish fulfilled on your bucket list.
3. Lake Malawi
Also known as Lake Nyasa, Malawi is the third largest lake of South Africa. It is home to over 1000 fish species, of which over 10% are endangered. The lake holds 7% of the world’s surface freshwater and commercial fisheries based on the freshwater fish Tilapia. Kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and water-skiing are some of the lake activities available to visitors.
4. Liwonde National Park
With the Shire river located towards its west, the Liwonde National Park accommodates a large number of animals and birds. Elephants, crocodiles, black rhino, bush-bucks, hyena and kudu are major attractions of the park. The Mvuu lodge and Kuthengo Camp offer splendid lodging options with a view to enjoy.