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About Malawi

Malawi is situated in Southeast Asia and surrounded on all side by land. It is officially called the Republic of Malawi. The three major National Parks of Malawi provide the main tourist attractions. Malawi Tourism is full of potential and the government is attempting to expand it. Lake Malawi National Park and the Chongoni Rock Art Area are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Currency :

Kwacha (D) (MWK)

Area :

118,484 square km (45,747 square miles)

Population :

14,901,000 (estimated)

Language :

English, Chichewa

Calling Code :

+265

Time Zone :

CAT (UTC+2)


Climate & Geography

The low lying areas in the southern parts of the country have a hot climate and the northern highlands are temperate in nature. The period between November and April is warm with rainfall and thunderstorm. The rest of the months are considerably dry in comparison.

Malawi is comprised of lakes, mountains, valleys and plateaus. The Zomba mountain peak measures 7,000 feet (2,134) and the Mulanje mountain peak is of 10,000 feet in height.

Territory & Capital : Malawi is situated between latitudes 9 degrees and 18 degrees S and longitudes 32 degrees and 36 degrees E. It is surrounded by Tanzania in the northeast, Zambia in the northwest and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Lake Malawi separates Malawi from Mozambique and Tanzania. Lilongwe, which is the largest city of Malawi, is also the capital of Malawi.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between April and November is the dry season of Malawi and the coolest time of the year. This is the best time to visit Malawi. Not only will your trip not be hampered by the rains but also the sightings of the animals will be also frequent as the animals will come out to the water holes.

Transportation

There are 39 airports, 797 km (495 miles) of railways, 700 km (435 miles) of waterways and 15,451 km (9,601 miles) of highways in Malawi which are used for transportation.


Tourist & Immigration Info

A Malawian Visa should be obtained before entering Malawi. They can be arranged from the Malawian Embassy. Take care to ensure that at least six months remain between the intended exit date and the expiry date.


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