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Latest stories from the road, insightful articles & destination features

Seasons of Malawi: Best Times to visit

Seasonal changes occur throughout the year in Malawi. Each season the landscape transforms the environment into a dynamic biosphere where the climate, vegetation and wildlife bring exciting changes of scenery and interesting highlights, some of which are uniquely found only in Malawi. Birdwatchers can discover migratory birds migrating from the north in the green season. Large mammals and wild cat movements begin to encroach waters sources and rivers which provide excellent safari sightings in the drier seasons. We have compiled an overview of the seasons to help you decide when will be the best time to take full advantage of...
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Traditional Dance of Malawi

The Cultures of Malawi and Their Origin

The Cultures of Malawi and Their Origin Malawians are of Bantu origin comprising of various different cultural descents. The cultures of Malawi stem from different regions. Ethnic groups present in the country include Chewa, Yao, Tumbuka, Nyanja Sena, Lomwe and Ngoni. The country also consists of a small population of Asians and Europeans. Often referred to as the “Warm Heart of Africa”  – Malawians typically live with extended families in village huts grouped together with a spirit of cooperation. The Chewa The Chichewa form the largest part of Malawi’s population, with its people referred to as Achewa. The language Chichewa...
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Self Guided Cycle Tour Cyclists Cycling in Malawi

Self Guided or Fully Supported? Choosing cycle tour options

Deciding between self guided or fully supported can be a bit tricky but it need not be a hesitant decision. Especially if it is your first time cycle tour in Africa. There are a few factors to help you decide which will be the best fit for you. Both options offer a great way to experience the country. However depending on your style of travel, health condition and itinerary plan. It might be better to consider oneover the other. With this article we hope it will help you choose the best fit for you and your partner, family or group....
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Exploring Nyika National Park – Where the Wilderness rises into the clouds

  The Nyika Plateau is home to the Nyika National Park, an extraordinary place that is shared between Zambia and Malawi, 2,000 metres above sea-level. The plateau promises spectacular views and is deemed one of the most beautiful places in Africa. Nyika, commonly understood to mean “where the water comes from,” also meaning “wilderness” boasts 200 varieties of wild orchid due to regular rainfall. Chisanga Waterfalls is itself a magnificent sight to behold, where the North Rukuru river literally falls off the plateau to water the Thalire District. Duiker, eland, roan, and zebra are among many such animals seen roaming...
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Sunset at Kande Horse

Ride into Lake Malawi with Kande Horse.

Ride through the forest, farmland villages and golden beaches, and end with the unforgettable experience of swimming in Lake Malawi with your horse. Stunning Rides and Home Cooked Meals. Staying in Beautiful Accommodation. Packages available, all ages and levels catered for. Nestled in amongst the forest, The Stables Guest House provides three double luxury rooms for visitors wanting something a little different than the usual beachside experience. Each beautifully furnished deluxe room provides comfortable 4-posted beds with mosquito net, fan, ensuite toilet and sink. Relax and unwind on one of the balconies as you watch the sunset across the horse...
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Top Island Getaways in Malawi for Barefoot Luxury & Watersporting Adventure

Top island getaways in Malawi for barefoot luxury and water-sporting adventure. Malawi has numerous wonderful freshwater islands to visit. On the southern route – the closest, Mumbo island is a barefooted luxury island hideaway choice with Domwe island being the neighbouring island for the more adventurous, both offering unpopulated, deserted lakeside relaxation. Enjoy walks, hikes and activities such as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the cleansing lake waters. Further up north, Likoma and Nankoma Island provide further isolated and pristine island seclusions for barefoot luxury and water-sporting adventure. KAYA MAWA LODGE – Likoma Island Kaya Mawa Lodge is at the...
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Hike Magical Mount Mulanje

Magical Mount Mulanje – Every Hiker’s Dream Climb Mount Mulanje is the most popular climbing and hiking spot in Malawi. Found in the tea-growing district of Mulanje, on a misty day, the Mulanje Massif’s highest peak, Sapitwa, forms an island in the sky as it explodes out of the clouds at 3,002m high. Unsurprisingly, intrepid climbers regularly grapple the mountain hoping to tame its peaks and claim the magnificent Massif as their conquest. A typical hike starts in the village with six potential routes to follow and many rest stops along the way. There are clearly marked paths with well-maintained...
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Top Wildlife Reserves and National Parks in Malawi

Top Wildlife Reserves and National Parks in Malawi Look! There’s an elephant across the river! Malawi has no less than nine National Parks and Wildlife Reserves quite evenly spread around the countryside. Premier wildlife viewing can be enjoyed without abhorring convoys of 4×4’s and tarred roads offering tranquil and often isolated safaris. The country is especially well known for its elephant population and for some of the largest concentrations of hippo in Africa. The big five: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros can all be seen along with countless antelope, crocodile, hyena’s, and numerous small mammals. Excellent game viewing can...
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Cycle Luwawa International Mountain Bike Race Saturday 15th June

Luwawa Announces Date and Time for International Mountain Bike Marathon The “Warm Heart of Africa” is filled with numerous sights and scenes to embrace your senses in every way possible. A haven for bird watchers, animal enthusiasts, nature lovers, kayakers, and hikers, this June, Malawi offers something special to its cycling enthusiasts. This year, Malawi welcomes biking enthusiasts of all levels and ages to participate in their sixteenth Luwawa International Mountain Bike Marathon being held on Saturday the 15th of June, starting at 10.00am. The trail proves to be a formidable but exciting challenge for the adventurous types and has...
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Awesome adventure activities for your next cycle trip to Malawi

Malawi has diverse landscapes, natural beauty and unique topography for adventure. Staggering mountain escarpments, lake shore islands, river tributaries and indigenous woodlands. A haven ground of various activities for exploring its natural habitats. Whether it be water sporting on the sands or hiking mountain trails. There is undoubtedly an adventure out there that will awaken your senses. Here are awesome adventure activities to include in your next cycle trip to Malawi. Horse-riding into Lake Malawi at Kande Beach. Nestled within a forest in the northern region of Malawi. A few villages away from the mesmerising Kande beach. A one of a...
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