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    • Capital: Lilongwe
    • Climate: Subtropical
    • Currency: MWK - Malawian Kwacha
    • Dialing Code: 265
    • Drives on: Left
    • Emergency (Ambulance) #: 998
    • Emergency (Fire) #: 999
    • Emergency (Police) #: 997
    • Internet Top Level Domain: .mw
    • Land Mass (km2): 118484
    • Official Language(s): English
    • Plug Configuration: G
    • Population (est): 16,777,547
    • Time Zone (of capital): CAT (UTC/GMT +2 hours) NO DST
    • Plug Configuration G

    Malawi

    Major Tourist Attractions: Liwonde National Park, Lake Chilwa, Nyika National Park

    Malawi is often overlooked as a safari destination, but to the south of the lake you’ll find two of Africa’s best kept secrets.

    With golden sandy beaches, a laid-back vibe and plenty of activities to offer, Malawi is the perfect place for a relaxing or adventurous vacation.

    Sleepy fishing villages line the shore of Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa. With its crystal clear waters that contain more species of freshwater fish than any other lake in the world, Lake Malawi is an excellent spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.

    Malawi is often overlooked as a safari destination, but to the south of the lake you’ll find two of Africa’s best kept secrets. Less crowded than the parks of neighboring countries, Liwonde National Park and the Majete Wildlife Reserve are a great place to spot elephants, hippo, giraffe and an abundance of birdlife. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a big cat or two.

    As well as the local Bantu languages, English is spoken widely and Malawians are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. For that reason, Malawi has been given the nickname ‘The Warm Heart of Africa,' making it a great place to travel for both seasoned and novice travelers.

    With, lakes, mountains, beautiful sunsets, good beer, plenty of beaches, uncrowded resorts and a range of accommodation offered, Malawi is popular with backpackers, overlanders and holidaymakers alike. Whatever your budget, you’re sure to find your paradise in Malawi.

    Take a look at some of the activities on offer in Malawi:

    • Play Robinson Crusoe on Domwe Island
    • Enjoy the relaxed party atmosphere of Cape Maclear
    • Try kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving in Lake Malawi
    • Go on safari in Liwonde National Park and Majete Nature Reserve
    • Hike to the top of beautiful Mount Mulanje
    • Dance in the sand at the Lake of Stars festival
    • Become a bird watcher on the Zomba Plateau
    • Ride horses along Kande Beach
    • Pick up one of a kind, wood carvings
    • Visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre 

    Embassy Contact

    Address: Embassy of the United States of America
    P.O Box 30016
    16 Jomo Kenyatta Road, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
    Phone: (265) 1 773 166

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