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Malawi Flag Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania, being separated from the latter two by Lake Malawi.

As of 2009, Malawi had an estimated population of 15,028,757. The capital is Lilongwe, which has an estimated population of 866,272, but the main commercial center is Blantyre, with a population of 732,518.

Despite being densely populated, Malawi is one of the world's least developed nations. Most of the population live in rural areas, and about one third of GDP as well 90% of export revenues come from agriculture, Foreign aid, especially from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are also very important to the country.

Malawi Country Details


Country Name Malawi
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Africa
Flag Malawi Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Lilongwe


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Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge & Brendan Sainsbury

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the largest waterfalls on earth at Victoria Falls, canoe past swimming elephants in Lower Zambezi, or hike the dramatic scenery of Mt Mulanje; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, economy, religion, music & dance, literature, environment, wildlife, cuisine
  • Over 50 maps
  • Covers Lusaka, Chipata, Zambezi River, Kafue National Park, Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, Mozambique Island, Maputo, Quirimbas Archipelago, Lake Niassa, Chimanimani Mountains, Lake Malawi, Mt Mulanje, Lilongwe and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi , our most comprehensive guide to Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide and Southern Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Malawi (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2016-10-07
Paperback (352 pages)

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Bradt's Malawi by Africa expert Philip Briggs isthe only standalone practical guide to ‘Africa's best kept secret' and offersdetailed, comprehensive information to suit the needs of every wanderer. This fullyrevised and updated 7th edition offers extensive practical information, all thelatest cultural and political developments, plus a 19-chapter, in-depthbreakdown and coverage of the country to cater for all interests and budgets. Malawiis increasingly covered in the media as a holiday destination and this guidereflects its position as an up-and-coming destination for bird watchers, safarienthusiasts, trekkers, beach seekers, kayakers, rock climbers, scuba divers, families,and backpackers alike. As‘the Warm Heart of Africa', Malawi is noted for the welcoming, friendlydemeanour and colourful culture of its people which makes a ‘Big 5' safari inMajete Wildlife Reserve and kayaking the palm-fringed Likoma Island magnificentfootnotes to a Malawian adventure. From trekking the rugged, rural wildernessof Mount Mulanje to relaxing at Lake Malawi's beachside luxury resorts, Malawiis the textbook destination for those seeking an exotic African experiencewithout the crowds.

Malawi (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2019-08-23
Paperback (352 pages)

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This new eighth edition of Bradt's Malawi remains the only standalone practical guidebook to this magical East African destination, long known as the ‘warm heart of Africa' (and the first country outside Denmark to have a Carlsberg brewery). Malawi is a small country with a big lake – accounting for around a third of its territory – and a big welcome.
Written by Philip Briggs, arguably the world's most experienced guidebook author, this new edition benefits from a thorough country-wide update of all the practical information, with the addition of significant new game park accommodation. Dedicated chapters on background information, health and flora and fauna are complemented by a 19-chapter breakdown of the country and 37 maps, making this an ideal companion for backpackers, over-landers, wildlife spotters, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Included in the guide are the many outstanding adventure opportunities: kayaking on the vast lake amongst dug-out canoes; hikes from tea estates up to the heights Mount Mulanje; and watching the ‘big five' animals in wonderful natural surroundings. There's also a resurgent music scene, intriguing monuments built by former colonisers and compelling village culture to discover. With the reintroduction of species including lions – and the recent translocation of large numbers of elephants to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve – Malawi is a wildlife destination to savour.
From luxury camps to local guesthouses, from rhino trekking to cycle tours and from crafts to cultural tourism, Bradt's Malawi covers every aspect of your trip.

Malawi - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Kondwani Bell Munthali

Kuperard
Released: 2018-07-01
Paperback (168 pages)

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Nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa,” “Land of the Lake,” and “The Land of Smiling Faces,” this small, landlocked country in southeast Africa offers travelers a true African experience. Within a single day, visitors can go on safari, enjoy sprawling tea gardens, and watch the sun sets over Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake in Africa and home to many rare species of fish. The country has nine unique national parks and wildlife reserves and has been home to many diverse African cultures, from the indigenous hunter-gathers to the incoming iron-working Bantu settlers. Dress, dance, masks, language, and traditional festivals all reflect waves of migrating tribes—those fleeing Shaka Zulu in the south, Swahili Arab slave traders in the east, and Bantu from Central Africa. Other cultural influences came through the slave trade routes, contact with Portuguese and Indian traders, and English missionaries who introduced Victorian-era buildings. This historic blend has produced a people who are strong, good-humored, conservative, traditional, yet adaptable, creative, loyal, and hard-working.
Lonely Planet Southern Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Mary Fitzpatrick & Brendan Sainsbury

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Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world's oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now!

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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature, visual arts
  • Over 115 maps
  • Covers Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southern Africa , our most comprehensive guide to Southern Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on South Africa or Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi? Check out Lonely Planet South Africa guide, and Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
By William Kamkwamba

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Released: 2010-07-27
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Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

Chichewa 101 - Learn Chichewa in 101 Bite-sized Lessons
By Heather Katsonga-Woodward

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FREE Chichewa 101 Dictionary included within the book!

So you want to learn Chichewa: to make a trip to Malawi more interesting, to impress a partner or friend or 'just because'? If you want a book that breaks the learning down into easy bite-sized steps, look no further - you've just found your book!

This is the most straight-forward Chichewa learning book written by a native bilingual speaker. Like many Malawians that grow up in Blantyre or Lilongwe, Heather grew up speaking English and Chichewa simultaneously.

She wanted to teach her English husband some Chichewa but couldn't find a book that broke the language down into simple lessons. They were all a little dull and far too complex. Learning should be fun!

So Heather took matters into her own hands: she created her own series of lessons for her husband. They shared them on YouTube and, based on the response, they decided to organise them into a nifty little book - enter, Chichewa 101. So you can hear how the words are actually said, get the audio book too.

Spare just 30 minutes per day and you'll complete the series and master the basics in just over three months.

Please visit Chichewa101.com.

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