Malawi is different from most other countries in Africa in that it has a moderate, sub-continental climate. The tourist brochures bill Malawi as 'the warm heart of Africa'with beautiful and varied scenery while Malawians tend to be extremely friendly toward travellers. There are national parks and game reserves, mountain hiking and plateau trekking for nature lovers.

The best time to visit Malawi overall is in the dry season, which lasts from late April to October or November. If you're coming to see wildlife, late in the dry season is better, when animals converge at water holes. The four different regions of Malawi cover a variety of experience for the traveller. They include:

  • Miles of golden beaches lining the shores of lake Malawi and the crystal clear water, with its tropical climate.

  • The Nkhotakota Game Reserve.

  • The spectacular scenery of the Viphya and Nyika Plateaux in the Northern Region.

  • Kasungu National Park in the Central region.

  • Mulanje mountain in the Southern region, a premier hiking and rock climbing destination offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

  • The city of Blantyre, which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful hills and mountains in Malawi.
  • More personal and charming information is given about the area around Lake Malawi
    You can also consult Malawi's Only Official Tourism Website.