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Recent stories

Adventure travel

Reaching new highs in the mountains of Malawi

7 min readPublished Aug 29, 2019

Malawi may be associated with its beach towns, desert islands, likeable people and safaris, but its mountain environments can no longer be overlooked.

Mt Mulanje rising dramatically above the plains of southern Malawi © Jonathan Gregson / Lonely Planet
Adventure travel

Malawi's wildlife renaissance

7 min readPublished Aug 27, 2019

Malawi continues to be in the throes of an inspiring wildlife renaissance, and it's on its way to being renowned as an exciting safari destination.

Malawi's wildlife renaissance
Food and drink

The ghosts of Christmases past

6 min readPublished Dec 1, 2016

Here at Lonely Planet we don’t like to trade our passports for mince pies when it comes to the Christmas season. Once all the gifts are bought and wrapped…

The ghosts of Christmases past
Wildlife and nature

Counting the stars at Malawi's lakeside music festival

6 min readPublished Sep 7, 2015

The sun-bleached sands of Lake Malawi play host to one of the most memorable musical gatherings in the world, the Lake of Stars Festival. Malawi has long…

Counting the stars at Malawi's lakeside music festival