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Hippos in Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Things to do in Malawi

A compact country dominated by the vast Lake Malawi, there are plenty of water-based activities to enjoy in this friendly east African nation. Snorkel among the brightly colored cichlid fish in the lake’s sparkling waters, or hop aboard a boat to cruise the calm surface. Alternatively, take in the view from one of the lake’s many secluded beaches. There are plenty of things to do on land in Malawi, too. You can visit Liwonde National Park, where elephant, black rhino, zebra and hippo can all be viewed. Or head south to explore Malawi’s verdant and peaceful tea plantations.

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Ideas for experiencing Malawi

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Malawi, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.