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Bird Watching

Malawi has about 650 bird species that tourists enjoy such as .. White-winged Babbling Starling; Olive-headed Weaver; Shelly’s Sunbird; Orange-winged Pytilia; Souza’s Shrike; Lesser Seedcracker; Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl; Stierling’s  Woodpecker; Rwenzori Nightjar; White-chested Alethe; African Hill Babbler; Bertrand’s Weaver; Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird; Blue Swallow; Wattled Crane; Olive-flanked Robin Chat;

Bird Watching

Game Drives

Malawi is well known for game drives, some of the places to enjoy it are as follows... Game Drives Areas Majete Wildlife Reserve Proclaimed in 1955 as fast becoming one of the most beautiful parks in Malawi, where in 2003 it took on a new lease of life and become a Big Five reserve. Located southwest of Blantyre in the Lower Shire Valley in southern Malawi. It offers a wide variety of activities, including elephant tracking,

Game Drives

Scuba Diving

Lake Malawi is recognized as one of the best freshwater diving locations in the world. It is the Centre of this activity because of its clear, calm, warm, shark –free waters with an abundant fish population. Tourists enjoy visibility in the months of November to December up to 30m.To increase the participation of local people towards this activity, there is established dive school in Nkhata Bay and another school on Likoma island.

Scuba Diving

Hiking

Generally done in the cool, shady forests on the hills and plateau in the morning to afternoon.  Places where hiking is offered:- This is Malawi’s very own ‘mountain in the sky’, there is a large area that can be covered on foot and Mulanje Mountain has a network of huts for intrepid explorers to stay in. Marked paths offer a variety of routes and guides and/or porters can be hired which are always available at the foot of the mountain.

Hiking

Cultural Activites

Malawians have a wide variety of traditional dances which spice up their way of life.  There are  over 70 traditional dances and three of these namely: Vimbuza, Gule Wa Mkulu and Tchopa,  have been proclaimed by UNESCO as Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Among other dances include :- Chisamba by the Chewa, Uyeni by the Ngoni, Chilimika by the Tonga and Likhuba by the Sena. 

Cultural Activites

Biking

Malawi’s varied terrain, make it a great country for biking. More challenging mountain biking is provided in the forests and on the plateaux. Most of the lodges in the forested highlands offer mountain bikes for hire and there is an increasing number of trails to explore. Mountain biking can be enjoyed at the following spaces: The Luwawa Forest area is known for hosting its annual international mountain bike race in June,

Biking
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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