Area: 118,484 km2
Currency: Kwacha (MWK – MK)
Drive on: Left
Per capita income (USD): $1,140
Official Languages: English, Chichewa
Thank you: Tayamika
Despite being often described as the warm heart of Africa, it is one of the least visited counties in Africa. Offering some of the world’s best freshwater diving, Malawi and its namesake lake are a welcome and relaxing stopover between more high-paced adventures and tourist tracks. Take some time to unwind, and take in the laid-back rhythm of this small country with large rewards.
Lake Malawi and Nkhata Bay - Lakefront Leisure “A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” - William Wordsworth The bus drops us off on the side of the highway, and we’re not exactly sure which way to go. An an ex-pat couple working for an international NGO pulls over and offers to drive us to a guesthouse. On the way, we learn that many of the westerners in Malawi work for NGOs, and the rest are backpackers traveling overland across Africa, like us. The guesthouse in Chitimba is [...]