Where is Malawi.. The Beautiful?
Venice Beach Back Packers, a magnificent travelers lodge situated on a fabulous sandy beach in a quaint fishing village along the southern shores, in Lake Malawi. The lake is a large one that marks the end of the Great Rift Valley in the East. It has been rated amongst one of the top cleanest lakes of the world.
Venice Beach Back Packers offers great accommodation and comfortable hammocks to laze around in on warm days. Monkey Bay is the main port for travellers that are travelling to Cape Maclear. There is are supermarkets, a good bakery, market and ample roadside stalls that sell amazing curious.
Malawi is a rather small yet unbelievable country, with beaches stretching for miles on end, about 500 species of fish, gorgeous landscaping, friendly locals and ample lake watersports. Take the boats out onto the lake and enjoy the clear waters, or watch the fishermen trying to catch their daily supply of fish.
Visitors can enjoy fishing out some of the many fish that live in the lake including ample unique beautiful colourful tropical fish. known as cliches. The lake waters are crystal clear and offers snorkeling, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing.
Lake Malawi is a large lake in South Eastern African marking the Eastern end of
the Great Rift Valley. It is rated as one of the top 10 cleanest lakes in the
world! There are many fish in the lake including lots of unique colorful
tropical fish calls clichÃ©s. The lake, with its warm, crystal-clear waters, is a
wonderful place for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and water skii!
Malawi is small yet incredibly beautiful country with some of
the happiest and most friendly people in the world. It is one of Africa's best
kept secrets; a country blessed with an enormous 365 mile long freshwater lake,
fringed with beautiful beaches and simple fishing villages. Southern Malawi has
traditionally been the most visited area of Malawi but in recent years the
stunning natural beauty of the landscape, beaches and people of the Northern
Region, mostly Nkhata Bay, have begun to win visitors over. It is 855km long,
with varying widths from 10km to 250km, covering a total area of 118484sq km, of
which over 24000sq km is fresh water - Lake Malawi, minor lakes and rivers. Lake
Malawi water surface area is 28760 sq km. The water is crystal clear and is one
of the cleanest lakes in the world!
Getting to Malawi:
Currently there is no major airline that flies directly into Malawi. Air Malawi,
Kenya Airways, South African Airways and Ethiopian Airways are alternative
Dollars can be accepted by some establishments but it is best to have
available the local currency â€?the Malawi Kwacha. In Lilongwe International
Airport there is an agency of the National Bank of Malawi, able to change USD
dollars, Euros or Travellers cheques quickly and efficiently on passengersâ€?
arrival. As of 2005, there are ATM's
in all major towns through out Malawi including
Mangochi, only an hour away, which offers three commercial banks on
limited hours usually from 9am-3PM.
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Visas: Intending visitors to Malawi
should check with their travel agent for any visa requirements.
These can be subject to change. Visitors to Malawi intending to enter
Zambia should note that visas can be
obtained at the Zambian border (USD25) but care should be taken to possess
Malawi re-entry visas (if in fact a visa is needed for Malawi) All visitors
wishing to enter
Mozambique will require visas. These can be obtained in Malawi but
it is a costly and time-consuming process. It is best to have these in the
passport before arrival in Malawi by getting them from the Mozambique Embassy
offices located in Europe or the USA.
Visitors to Malawi intending to enter
Tanzania should verify visa needs
in good time prior to travel and make their arrangements as required.
Health Vaccinations: It is
useful and precautionary for visitors to have vaccinations up to date. If a trip
to Zambia is planned Yellow Fever certificates can be called for at the border.
Malawi is not presently strict on sighting vaccination certificates when
visitors enter at Lilongwe airport.
Malaria Prophylactics: Malaria is present in Malawi and
can be dangerous if neglected.
Visitors should consult their medical practitioners before leaving their country
of origin and arrange for malaria drugs to be taken prior to arrival and for at
least two weeks upon return home.
LAKE AND SUNSHINE
Malawi is enticing. This Warm
Heart of Africa beckons you, urges you to take time off and come on a holiday
that will afford you a lifetime of memories. Come with your family -- Malawi
loves children -- or come with that special person in your life, but come
prepared to fall in love all over again. You'll be enthralled by our friendly
people, and welcomed with warm smiles and warm greetings -- Tikulandirani
(Welcome) and Muli bwanji? (How are you?) . Wherever you
go in Malawi, you will find this same warmth of welcome, an innate courtesy, and
a desire to be of service to the visitor. Many Malawians speak English and, even
in the more remote places, you'll find someone coming forward, eager to help
South East Africa
13 30 S, 34 00 E
tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season
(May to November)
9,609,081 (July 1997 est.)
The friendliest in the world. Easy going and very respectful.
English (official), Chichewa (official), Chi
Yao(mostly muslims), Tumbuka and Chi Tonga (Northern)
1 Malawian kwacha
(MK) =100 tambala