Eco-tourism destination in Africa: Malawi


Malawi’s natural wonders of lake, mountain and wildlife make it a Eco tourism destination in Africa. Malawi, at the southern end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley is a country that suffers from frequent floods and drought. Out of its total population of 11 million people, over three million are at risk of starvation. But Malawi’s natural wonders of lake, mountain and wildlife offer a saving grace for the nation. Tourism is one of the mainstays of Malawi’s economy.

Some of the major draws for eco tourists in Malawi are:

  • The plains of Nyika plateau
  • Lake Malawi and the lakeshore district of Mangoche, which houses a chain of popular lake resorts
  • Nkhota-kota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi, which is the largest game reserve in Malawi. The Brachystegia woodlands endemic to this region is unique to tropical Africa and supports hundreds of elephants.
  • Mount Mulanje (3,000 m) is central Africa’s highest mountain, and the third tallest in the entire continent. Its peaks offer some of the best hiking and trekking trails in Malawi, well-maintained huts for lodging, easy access and breathtaking scenery.
  • Kapichira Falls on the Shire River in southern Malawi, where you can indulge in birdwatching.
  • Cape Maclear on the Nankumbe Peninsula extending into Lake Malawi is the ideal place to watch cichlids, the hundreds of fish species endemic to this region.

So, you can plan a holiday to Malawi after your retirement and take a look at its scenic beauty and natural wonders.