Mulanje is famous for both its infinity of emerald-green tea plantations, and the achingly pretty Mt Mulanje – a massif of some 20 peaks reaching over 2500m. The town makes a reasonable base for forays into the massif, with a good lodge and a few eateries along the main road.
There are two parts to Mulanje. If coming from the direction of Blantyre, which most travellers are, you’ll first hit the busy Chitakale Trading Centre, where the dirt road to Likhubula turns off the main drag. Mulanje town centre is 2km further on.