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Best Malawi itineraries

Malawi location

Eastern Africa

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Land borders

Mozambique

Tanzania

Zambia

Malawi at a glance

Malawian Kwacha (MWK)

Currency

Chewa

Language

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Shrinking (2 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Safe (52 / 100)

Safety index

Very underdeveloped (48 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

Things to do

The Best Things To Do in Malawi - 10 Incredible Adventures to Add to Your Malawi Bucket List I first visited Malawi in 2009, but I really fell in love with this friendly, beautiful place when I worked there as a tour guide in 2012 and again when I backpacked there in late 2017. It has everything you could want, from ...

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The Republic of Malawi is the long, skinny, land locked country sandwiched between Tanzania (Tanzania itineraries) and Zambia (Zambia itineraries). Malawi’s lack of natural mineral resources and decades of political corruption has left it among the poorest countries in all of Africa, and respectively the world. Malawi is a country that you can’t help but to ...

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Malawi once formed part of the Maravi Empire — an African kingdom founded in the late 15th century. Livingstone eventually made it to Malawi in 1859, after which several Scottish Presbyterian churches were founded throughout the country. North Malawi is the least populated part of the country, with Mzuzu serving as ...

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Once you have fueled up at the restaurant the list of other activities seemed endless. They have stand up paddle boards, wooden dugout canoes, row canoes, snorkeling gear, DVD movies, book exchange, and 4 pm tea time every day all for free. ...

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Eat & drink

Malawi is generally not thought of as one of the world’s great foodie destinations. Most visitors to the country don’t come for the food, and especially not for the vegan Malawi food. But what those people don't realize is that, perched on top of the Rift Valley Escarpment way up in Malawi’s northern highlands, is a ...

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International and Malawi Food at its Finest

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Spice tour on Zanzibar Island. We learned a lot about the different farms and types of spices on Zanzibar. If you find yourself on Zanzibar island, the tour is a must do and can be booked through your hotel. We had a fun group of travelers on our tour, so we all met up later for a night of dining, drinks and ..

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. that we had just come from. We were handed keys to a two bedroomed cottage which looked out onto the beach and I really did think it was really very lovely. The kids loved the large grassy area to the back of the cottage which led directly to the beach and ..

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There were eight food stalls at Lake of Stars in the food court, and then there were chefs doing BBQs all over the grounds. ...

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General

So you’re planningbackpacking Africa! Yay! Well, you’ve come to the right place! Backpackingin Africa has been a huge part of my life for the last 11 years now – taking local transport, hanging out with local people and ..

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. is a non-profit organization that runs conservation project expeditions to all corners of the earth. They work hand-in-hand with local biologists and communities to run genuine research expeditions that champion change and protect nature. Through citizen science and ..

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Packing for a conservation project in Malawi

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Be aware that the price a shopkeeper tells you is about 30% to 50% more than you can bargain for it. Don’t feel pressured to pay for something if you think you’re being scammed. Also, expect several shopkeepers to be persistent in trying to sell you something. I suggest you tell all of them that you are looking at ...

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This is perhaps the longest post I’ve ever written for Travel Past 50, but even at nearly 5000 words, I’ve left out some details. ...

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Itinerary

An epic Malawi Itinerary including where to go, where to stay and things to do! This could also be due to the fact that getting around can be a bit of an effort, so it’s often easier just to stay where you are. So if you can time your Malawi trip with a festival – even better! There’s are also loads of great things to ...

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Malawi is a small country dense with points of interests and “tourist attractions”, although many of those are still off-the-beaten-path there are many paradisiac spots that might glue you to them for several days. You might start with an idea and then find your balance between the natural laziness inspired by some ...

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Il Malawi è un piccolo paese denso di punti di interesse e “attrazioni turistiche”. Molte di queste sono ancora fuori dai sentieri battuti, ci sono molti punti paradisiaci che potrebbero tenerti bloccato per diversi giorni. ...

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In August 2014 we traveled Malawi, named after the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. We crossed the border coming from the south, from Tete in Mozambique. These are the places we visited: Blantyre, Liwonde Natonal Park, Chongoni Rock Painting Area, Lilongwe, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, ...

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Costs

The Mushroom Farm is more than just a peaceful retreat where foreign travelers can seek respite from the hardships of travel in Africa. ...

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Accommodation

I arrived to Kumbali Lake Retreat mid-afternoon and was immediately greeted by the resort manager Stinger, a kind man with a big smile, and the bartender Ashley, who offered me a chilled cider. I was ushered to my private cottage overlooking Lake Malawi, which included a luxurious open-air shower.

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The brightest jewel in Malawi’s crown, Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and one of the deepest in the world! Fun activities abound on the lake’s shores and in its deep blue waters. Many of these opportunities take place in Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is comprised of the ...

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I use this method because you get more value usually where you go and can find some pretty sweet pads in great areas. You seem more like a local or regular traveler too, rather than just some tourist when you meet people. If you haven’t signed up with them, you can get a free $40 credit here to do ...

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls: Just a short distance from St. Michael and All Angels Church and the Chichiri Museum, come stay at this hotel. Amenities include contemporary rooms with minibars, a panoramic hotel restaurant, a cocktail bar, a gym, spa services, and a pool.

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