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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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Malawi (Bradt Travel Guide Malawi)
By Philip Briggs

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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.

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg, Kate Morgan & Richard Waters

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Let Victoria Falls carry you to the ultimate bird's-eye view, wander along the cobbled streets of Mozambique Island, or canoe past swimming elephants; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, religion, history, literature, music, dance, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 51 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Walking Safaris
  • Coverage of Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Chingola, Kitwe, Ndola, the Copperbelt, Livingstone, Maputo, Beira, Vilankulo, Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhambane, Nampula, Blantyre, Limbe, Mzuzu, Karonga, Zomba, Mangochi, Monkey Bay, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi, our most comprehensive guide to Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mary Fitzpatrick, Michael Grosberg, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan, Nick Ray, and Richard Waters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi (Travel Guide)
By 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
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • 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 outLonely Planet Africa guide and Southern Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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.

Malawi, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

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Malawi, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This is the only standalone guidebook to the self-styled ‘Warm Heart of Africa’. Accessible, affordable and tranquil, Malawi is dominated by the scenic splendour of Lake Malawi, running for 500km through the Great Rift Valley. Elsewhere are numerous little-visited mountains, forests, game reserves and rock art sites. This updated covers everything from wildlife viewing and lakeshore idylls to the best lodgings and eateries for all budgets as well as several significant political changes. Important developments include the conversion of Majete Game Reserve to a fenced ‘Big Five’ reserve with a world class safari camp.

From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer
By Michael L. Buckler

Brand: Hamilton Books
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From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer
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In this compelling narrative, Michael L. Buckler draws readers into the challenging, yet rewarding world of the Peace Corps. Inspired by his journals, the book recounts his life as a Peace Corps teacher after a heartbreaking divorce and a demanding legal career prompted him to make a change. Assigned to a village school in Malawi, Buckler opens his tiny home to three boys, embarking with them on a journey of cross-cultural discovery, personal sacrifice, and transformative growth. Determined to help his village, Buckler collaborates with community leaders to build a boarding school for girls. As momentum builds, a powerful bureaucrat tries to shut down the project and Buckler becomes discouraged. As he agonizes over whether to leave, the village takes matters into its own hands in a moving display of the persistent, courageous spirit of Malawi.
Malawi in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication
By Peace Corps

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Malawi is a small country in southeast Africa, and is known for its natural beauty and its warm, hard-working people. The first significant Western contact began with the arrival of David Livingstone in 1859. Fiery sunlight glittering from Lake Nyasa gave the name “Malawi”—land of flaming waters—to an ancient Bantu empire. Present-day descendants revived the name when the British Protectorate of Nyasaland became independent in 1963. The country is considered something of a success story in African political development. In 1994, after 30 years of one-party, dictatorial rule dating back to independence from Britain, Malawi quietly and peacefully elected a new government committed to multiparty democracy. In spite of the wave of euphoria over their newly won freedom, the Malawian people continue to face the obstacles of poverty, drought, environmental degradation, hunger, disease, rising crime, and illiteracy on their path to social, political, and economic reform.
Malawi, 5th (Bradt Travel Guide Malawi)
By Philip Briggs

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Malawi, 5th (Bradt Travel Guide Malawi)
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There’s more to Malawi than its lake. This fifth edition of the Bradt guide explores the country’s rolling plateaux and massifs, and its five national parks and four game reserves. Adventurers, meanwhile, can discover how to kayak off Cape Maclear, hike up Mount Mulanje or cross the wildlife-rich Nyika Plateau on horseback. The book covers the country’s dynamic music scene, and uncovers little-visited gems such as Dedza and Elephant Marsh. And if visitors must find a luxury lodge on Lake Malawi’s palm-fringed shore on whose deck to sip their sundowners – well, this book tells them how to pull that off, too.

The Malawi Travel Journal
By Younghusband World Travel Journals

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"I don't always design travel journals, but when I do they are the kind of travel journals that people throw parades for." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

THE MALAWI TRAVEL JOURNAL has been carefully crafted by the legendary nomad Cormac Younghusband to help make your trip unforgettable, fun and organized—with plenty of room to help spur spontaneity and document new discoveries.

This journal can help you plan, live out and record every stage of your journey to Malawi—from pre-trip, to getting there, to being there, to getting home, and afterwards.

"Malawi food is among the world's finest. They do this thing with the thing!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

The first part of the journal is for PRE-TRIP PLANNING and contains sections for important information, a page to write about what inspired you to make the trip, a page to write about the who, where, what, when, how of the journey, a page to make note of your travel companions, a number of pages to organize your travel research.* Plus, you will find sections for drafting an itinerary and keeping a journey to-do checklist.

The second part of the journal deals with GETTING THERE, containing sections to describe getting there and arriving.

The third part of the journal is all about BEING THERE. There are sections for: tracking the stuff you buy and for your daily adventures there are 50 two-page daily records to keep notes on: day #, date, weather, places visited, what happened today + thoughts on what happened, the highlight of the day and extensive notes (with a handy reminder list of things to write about). Because there are about 16,323,044 people in Malawi, there's also a section to record the names and contact info of the people you meet along the way.

The fourth part of the journal is for GETTING HOME, that fateful day you depart and the days that follow. There are sections for describing your departure, for making your own top 10 highlights lists, a country radar to help you create a signature review of the country, and an afterwards where you can sum up the meaning of your trip.

When a trip is over, Cormac Younghusband recommends you start planning your NEXT TRIP. To help, there is a section where you can make a travel wish list.

Also included is a COUNTRY BRIEF to give you important info on the destination and a MAP to give you an idea of the lay of the land. Plus, at the back of the book there are sections for: generic packing ideas, measures and conversions, and pages for notes, sketches, maps and such

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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* Research Such As: places to go / explore, places to stay, places to shop / must have souvenirs, cultural / sporting events to attend, historical / religious sites of interest, pubs-bars-places-to-party, beaches / forests / natural wonders to see, parks & gardens to wander through, things to eat and drink / dining experiences, festivals & events to attend, stuff for kids - seniors - and such, experiences to experience, important local customs, etiquette, laws, and such.

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"Why visit Malawi? Because, it's there." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING, YOUNGHUSBAND WORLD TRAVEL JOURNALS HAS THE PERFECT JOURNAL FOR YOU.

Lonely Planet Zambia & Malawi (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Alan Murphy

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Take Lonely Planet's first edition of Zambia & Malawi on your travels and you'll be wildlife spotting on safari in unspoilt national parks; gazing at the thundering might of Victoria Falls; watching Kuomboka, one of the last great Southern African ceremonies; or relaxing beachside at Nkhata Bay. Why not do it all?

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This brand new edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

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Detailed itineraries take you from Zambia's magnificent wildlife to Malawi's stunning lakes
Ecofriendly tips to help you make your travels green
Color chapter on wildlife, wild places and where to chill out

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