Exploring Malawi – Africa’s Mirror
The countries surrounding it are Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique. Malawi was colonized by the British up to 1964. It gained independence following this.
Although Malawi is backward as of now, and is reeling in poverty, there exist a lot of potential to witness the true essence of Africa here. Malawi is home to the Liwonde National Park.
This national park is also a game reserve, and is located around the Shire River. It is essentially a plain, and since it is close to the Liwonde city it is called the Liwonde national park.
When you visit this place, you will be enamored by the biological diversity in this game reserve. You will see that this park has stabilized the economy of Malawi, since the business of private safaris and jungle trips is huge here.
So, non-governmental organizations and government agencies are taking more interest in up keeping this game reserve. In Liwonde National Park, there is a cordoned-off area specially dedicated to wild animals. This is the Liwonde Wildlife Sanctuary.
If you want to get a feel of the urban life in Malawi, then Blantyre should be your next stop. Blantyre is the commercial capital of Malawi. It is the second largest populated city as well. You will the hustle and bustle of a typical urban-day of Malawi inhabitants.
You will be intrigued and drawn to the culture of the place. There is always the undercurrent of mystery and magic in the way the Africans in Malawi go about their lives.
The people of Malawi are warm at heart. You will be greeted by the cursory ‘Mwalandilidwa’ or welcome by anyone who sees you are from a foreign country. The people of Malawi are used to foreigners visiting their country.
A place that reflects a deep love of Malawi people for peace and tranquility is Lake Malawi. It is set amongst lush hills. There are lots of roads carved into these hills, allowing you to do some mock-explorations. You will be spellbound with the beauty of this lake.
There are plenty of resorts here if you want to stay-on. You can also stay in traditional African homes called rondavels. These houses have round walls, and the roof is thatched with straws.