Posted by: Rasma R | September 8, 2017

Marvelous Malawi

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Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. The country has a background of highlands that are split by the Great Rift Valley and huge Lake Malawi.

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The capital Lilongwe is located

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on the Lilongwe River. It has lots to offer visitors.

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Lilongwe Wildlife Center this wilderness area is Malawi’s only sanctuary for orphaned, injured and rescued wild animals.

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The wildlife that makes its home here include a one-eyed lion rescued from Romania, a python, two cobras, baboons, duikers, servals and blue and vervet monkeys. The purpose is to rehabilitate the animals to they can go back into the wild.

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Visitors can wander the woodland trails and enjoy the picnic area, playground and cafe.

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The Parliament Building is worth a look at. It sits on the outskirts of Lilongwe near Capital Hill. Visitors can get a free guided tour.

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Kamuzu Mausoleum is a marble and granite mausoleum and the final resting place of Malawi’s “president for life”, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. There are four pillars with the initials of his most prized principles – unity, loyalty, obedience and discipline and between them a wrinkled portrait of the “lion of Malawi”. Banda ruled from 1961 to 1994 and died at almost 100 years of age.

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The Reserve Bank Building is a landmark in central Lilogwe.

Traveling in Malawi

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Liwonde National Park is where visitors can do some wildlife watching and enjoy going on safari. The park stretches along the Shire River. This is a vast reserve of flood plains and wetland swamps with swaying grass fields and baobab groves.

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Here you can see bush elephants, jackals, hyenas, impalas, waterbucks, baboons and much more.

Here is a great diversity of flora with huge and waxy orchids and ponds with water lilies.

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Blantyre is a town boasting over 150 years of history since it was first established by missionaries working for the Church of Scotland. Visitors enjoy seeing old

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structures like Mandala House or

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getting a look at the Malawi Stock Exchange. There are also various tobacco packing factories.

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Lake Malawi National Park is the place for nature lovers. Among the sylvan hillsides are the shores of the country’s largest lake Lake Malawi.

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You can see baboons and antelopes along the shore. There are safari lodges on the reserves various islands. You can also see old missionary settlements.

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Nyika National Park is the largest of its kind in the country and one of the most unusual natural habitats. There are many river ways, grassy plains and colorful orchid beds. You can see roaming elephants and water buffalo.

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Visitors enjoy horse riding safaris, hiking and bird spotting.

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Nkhotakota is located right in the heart of Malawi’s central backcountry. Here you can see green miombo woods and winding rivers heading toward Lake Malawi. Here travelers come to spend time in the safari lodges along the waters.

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You can see tropical birds, elephants, buffalo and leopards.

 

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Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve has breathtaking stone and rock formations. It has the  highest peak in the nation. It is famous for the woodlands with the endangered widdringtonia African cypress trees,

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Likoma Island is surrounded by the waters of lake Malawi.

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Visitors admire the Gothic Likoma town cathedral. It is famous for its crystal-clear shore waters and unspoilt coastline. You can enjoy fishing and snorkeling.

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Chongoni is known for its rich history and pre-historic arrays of rock art. It is a UNESCO site. Here you can see the Dedza Mountains reaching nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. There are caverns with religious elements and old artwork. On the westernmost  edge is Mphunzi Mountain.

 

 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/malawi/lilongwe/attractions/a/poi-sig/355419

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-places-visit-malawi/

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