Tourism in Malawi
Malawi has nine national parks and wildlife reserves, as well as many attractive and accessible forest reserves. The parks and reserves are uncrowded and give visitors an excellent experience of unspoilt wilderness. One of Malawi’s most famous natural attractions is Lake Malawi, which stretches from the northern tip of the country to Mangochi in the south, a distance of approximately 560km. The lake is home to some of the world’s rarest species of tropical fish, as well as many varieties of eagle and kingfisher. Here, too, visitors can partake in a range of sports and activities, including swimming, waterskiing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving. Trekking, walking and horseback riding are popular in the Nyika Plateau.