Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park

With its lodges and safari activities, Liwonde is the closest thing Malawi has to a traditional wildlife park. Dominating the west, the Shire River overflows with hippos and crocodiles and is a favourite stomping...

Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Since African Parks took over management of this rugged wilderness on the western bank of the Shire River in 2003, things have really been looking up. There are now more than 3000 animals in the reserve, most...

Church in Blantyre

St Michael and All Angels Church

This magnificent red-brick Church of Central Africa Presbyterian building was preceded by a simpler structure, built by Scottish missionary Reverend DC Scott in 1882. In 1888 the missionaries started work on a...

Museum in Blantyre

Museum of Malawi

Malawi’s interesting national museum has a few gems, including a royal ceremonial stool dating from the 16th century and a display on Gule Wamkulu dances. The museum is between central Blantyre and Limbe,...

Farm in Mt Mulanje

Lujeri Tea Estate

Growing tea since the late 19th century, this British-owned estate produces 12,500 tonnes of the quaffable leaf annually. With 3300 hectares of tea plantations and four factories, it also processes the tea of...

Brewery in Blantyre

Carlsberg Brewery

Thanks to a Danish foreign minister who visited Malawi during the independence celebrations in 1966 and wasn't too impressed by the beer available, a Carlsberg brewery was established here. Beerophiles should...

Historic Building in Blantyre

Mandala House

This is the oldest building in Malawi, built in 1882 as a home for the managers of the African Lakes Corporation. It’s a quietly grand colonial house, encased in wraparound verandas and set in lovely gardens....

Library in Blantyre

Society of Malawi Library & Archive

This library in the historic Mandala House contains a vast number of journals, books and photographs, some dating as far back as the 19th century. You could easily while away an afternoon perusing old volumes on...

Sculpture in Zomba Plateau

Model Hut

Get your bearings at this 3D map of the plateau and the Potato Path.

Viewpoint in Zomba Plateau

Queen's View

For really impressive views, head for Queen’s View on the eastern side of the plateau. It's named after Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI (and mother of the UK's current monarch), who visited Zomba in 1957.

Viewpoint in Zomba Plateau

Chingwe's Hole

A popular viewpoint on the western side of the plateau. The hole was said to lead to the bottom of the Rift Valley and, in days of old, local chiefs would throw their enemies down there.

Waterfall in Zomba Plateau

Mandala Falls

Just off the main tarred road up to the plateau are the Mandala Falls. A nature trail with picnic spots runs past the neighbouring Mulunguzi Dam to the falls.

Waterfall in Zomba Plateau

Williams Falls

From the southern side of the plateau you can hike through some beautiful indigenous forest and past a trout farm to this impressive cascade.

Viewpoint in Zomba Plateau

Emperor's View

Emperor’s View is named after Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, who visited in 1964. It gazes down on Zomba town and out towards Mulanje.

Historic Building in Zomba

Old Parliament Buildings

Dating to Zomba's years as the national capital, this faded yellow complex off Livingstone Rd, behind the more modern court building, now serves as court offices. You should be able to wander inside, where the...

Museum in Majete Wildlife Reserve

Heritage Centre

Just inside the reserve gate, this small open-air heritage centre and gift shop features a display of art and craftwork made in and around Majete by local people. There’s also a little museum with displays on the...