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.
The country’s main tea growing districts are centred around Mulanje and Thyolo also known as the Shire Highlands. Tea estates bring the landscape to life and are part of the Shire Highlands heritage. Must See and Do Tea tours and tasting Golfing Hiking Festivals Village tours Game viewing Mountain climbing Biking Paragliding Sport fishing Rock climbing Nature walks Natural Pool Swimming (Dziwe la Nkhalamba) Botanical tours Extreme sport (Porters Race) Historical sites Folklore and Myth Tours At an impressive 3000m above sea level, Mount Mulanje is the highest in the South- Central Africa.