الإثنين, تموز 13, 2020

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Mzuzu City

Travelling about 367 Km north of Lilongwe, you come to the quiet and beautiful city of Mzuzu, the biggest town in the northern region. It is the country’s third largest city and known for its cool climate. The popular Mzuzu coffee is processed is here. The tea grown here is recognized around the world as being among the world’s finest. To the south of Mzuzu City is Viphya Forest, one of the largest man made forest in Africa, 

 also containing the third largest rain forest in the world. Like other urban centres, the city has adequate accommodation for tourists visiting the region. Must see and do: Nature walks Nature Sanctuary Bird watching Golfing Mzuzu Museum Historical sites

Mzuzu City

Salima

The town of Salima is 22km east of the lake and 110km and about 1hour 25 minutes drive from Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. Salima is connected by M5 (Lakeshore road). Chipoka is one of the key ports on the lake where most Lake vessels stop including the MV Ilala. Salima is a week-end retreat for many from Lilongwe and is also popular for day visits. Must see and do Stuart Grant Cichlid Fish farm Crocodile Farm

Salima

Karonga

Further north is the historically fascinating town of Karonga. Lying close to the northernmost point of the Lake, this was the headquarters of the slave trader, Mlozi, and the scene of many battles. Karonga saw the first naval action of World War I! To crown its historical claim to fame, it has fossil beds which have yielded a fragment of humanoid jawbone roughly 2.4 million years old, and Karonga’s pride,

Karonga

Likoma and Chizumulu Islands

Perched close to Mozambique, the only two habited islands on Lake Malawi, Likoma and Chizumulu are a fusion of history, modernity and a true blend of Malawian cultures. The Islands’ rich history dates back to the late 1890s when early missionaries established a post on Likoma. To date, a Gothic Cathedral looms above the island with a statue of St Peter holding the keys to the Gates of Heaven.

Likoma and Chizumulu Islands

Mangochi

"Mangochi was once an important anti-slaving centre and later a colonial administrative town" This town lies on the Shire river and has a busy market, shops and happy atmosphere. The Lake Malawi Museum is also in the town of Mangochi. Mangochi was once an important anti-slaving centre and later a colonial administrative town. A colonial monument to Queen Victoria stands near the modern and scenic

Mangochi

Nkhatabay

Much of Nkhatabay district comprises steep forested hills. The lake is at its deepest Ruarwe, Usisya. Clear clean water changes hues from greens to blues to almost purple. The variety and richness of these colours is something to behold. Whether one approaches the district from the south along the lakeshore road or from the west descending from the hills of Mzuzu, the journey is very rewarding.

Nkhatabay

Blantyre City

Blantyre, named after the birth place of the Scottish missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone, is the commercial hub of Malawi. Founded in 1876 through the missionary work of the Church of Scotland. It is one of the oldest urban centres in East, Central and Southern Africa and prides itself as having the longest historic and cultural heritage in the region. The tarmac road between Blantyre and Zomba

Blantyre City

Mulanje and Thyolo

At an impressive 3000m above sea level, Mount Mulanje is the highest in the South- Central Africa. On the southern side of the mountain lies the great rift valley with spectacular free standing eroded mountains known as inselbergs whose unique geographical features inspired and provided a backdrop to J.R.R. Tolkien’s, the British author of an epic high fantasy novel “The Lord of the Rings.” one of the bestselling novels when he visited Malawi in the 1930s.

Mulanje and Thyolo

Zomba

Located 72km north of Blantyre on a modern road, and 290 Km south of Lilongwe, Zomba is Malawi’s newest city. It is perched at the foot of the magnificent Zomba Plateau, hence the cool climate. The plateau is    criss-crossed by streams, falls and still dams that cascade through the city. Zomba was the capital of the British colonial administration and independent Malawi up to 1975 when it was moved to Lilongwe

Zomba

Lilongwe - Capital City

The Capital City of Malawi and one of the major entry points into the country. It is the seat of government and is located in the central region. Lilongwe started as a small village on the banks of the Lilongwe River, and became a British colonial administrative centre at the start of the 20th century. Lilongwe is sometimes referred to as the green city because of its well tendered gardens and abundant trees, exotic and indigenous.

Lilongwe - Capital City
Department of Tourism , Tourism House
Off Convention Drive , Private Bag 326
Lilongwe , City Centre
Malawi, Africa
Email: Info@visitmalawi.mw 
Phone: +265 1 775 499 
Fax: +265 1 770 650
www.visitmalawi.mw
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