Malawi

Malawi Overview

Malawi is a small scenic country in southeastern Africa. Malawi is a long, thin country being 520 miles long and approx 100 miles wide. The country takes its name from the Malawi, or Maravi, kingdom, which was established by local people during the 1500’s. Once the British protectorate of Nyasaland, Malawi became an independent country in 1964.

Lake Malawi is an irresistible attraction for travellers, with its beaches and resorts, equally popular, is Nkhata Bay to the north with its beaches and various water activities. Malawi is also blessed with numerous game reserves and national parks, which have plenty of animals to view and a renowned variety of bird life.

CLIMATE

The lowlands in the Shire Valley and along Lake Malawi have a hot, humid, tropical climate. The temperature in this area averages from 74 to 78 °F (23 to 26 °C). The plateaus are much cooler. They average about 58 °F (14 °C) in higher areas and about 65 °F (18 °C) in lower areas.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Lilongwe
POPULATION: 13.9 million
LANGUAGE: Chichewa, English
CURRENCY: Kwacha
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +265
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC + 2