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7 Facts about Malawi

7 Facts about Malawi

In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Malawi.

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1. Malawi was the first country in Africa to grow tea on a commercial scale. Malawi has been producing tea for well over a century and it is the continent’s second largest tea producer after Kenya. The history of tea in Malawi stretches back to 1886 when seeds were taken from the Botanical Garden in Edinburgh to the Church of Scotland Mission in Blantyre and planted in the garden there.

2. The Zomba plateau is one of the most unique plateaus in Africa. The great slab rises to 2000m and, even though the city is a two hour drive away, the plateau can be spotted from areas of Blantyre. It has some astounding views and an incredible mix of flora and fauna.  

3. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe (also called Green City) which is the 2nd largest city in the country. The largest city is Blantyre.
 
4. In July 2016, Malawi underwent part 1 of the world’s biggest elephant translocation. In total 500 elephants are being moved from two of Malawi’s National Parks; Majete and Liwonde, to Nkhotakota. The remaining 250 elephants will be transferred from Majete to Nkhotakota for part 2 of the translocation.

5. Malawi is home to the third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi. It is also the eighth largest lake in the world, and the second deepest lake in Africa. Lake Malawi National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It is home to over 1000 species of cichlid with the vast majority being endemic. The lake is said to provide the best freshwater diving in Africa – some say the world!

6. The earliest human settlements in Malawi date back to 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. They were Bushmen people, whose rock paintings can still be seen outside the capital of Lilongwe.

7. Malawi doesn’t issue national ID cards. Malawians currently use driving licenses, passports, and in some cases voter registration certificates as proof of their citizenship.

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Lake Malawi

Lake Malawai (Malawi) Vacation Travel Video Guide

Lake Malawi (Malawi) Vacation Travel Video Guide

Vacation travel video about nature park Lake Malawi in Africa.
Framed by Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, Lake Malawi in the heart of Africa is situated at the southern end of East Africa’s Rift Valley. It extends more than six hundred kilometres from north to south, is up to eighty kilometres wide and in some sections is over seven hundred metres deep.To explore the third largest lake in East Africa we begin north of Malawi's eastern coast at Thunduzi Beach in the Chilumba region. Close to the bleak town, the coastline looks quite paradisiacal. Out in the hot sun the local people wash their laundry in the gentle waves of a sandy beach and fishing nets are laid out to dry on the shore. The location of the small town of Nkhata Bay is quite spectacular, a large, sheltered bay, accessible via a steep slope.  It is a restless, colourful and vibrant harbour town and the northernmost point which famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone reached on his voyage of discovery. Cichlids, the living jewels of Lake Malawi, are highly sought after among aquatic fish enthusiasts. The brightly-coloured males achieve the highest prices in both Europe and the U.S.A.  Diving just off the coast is like being in a gigantic aquarium and around a thousand species of dazzling cichlids inhabit the rocky reefs around various islands. It is not necessary to dive deep to observe the Malawi cichlids as the most colourful varieties are to be found just below the surface. In the depths, strange craters rise from the muddy seabed. Some have a diameter of more than two metres and are one metre high.  They are not volcanoes but the leks of male cichlids.  The tiny fish spend months building the leks so as to make a good impression on passing females. Lake Malawi, the ‘Lake Of Stars’, is a paradise of nature where in 1980 the southern section became the first national park in the world to be used for the conservation of freshwater fish.

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MALAWI TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

MALAWI TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Malawi is often an overlooked African country. Yes, it may be landlocked, but the 'Warm Heart Of Africa' has everything you could want, from lakes to mountains, safaris and even beaches...impressive for a landlocked country! In this video, I visit the Samtemwa Tea Estate, Zomba market, Liwonde National Park, Mangochi, CapeMcClear and the award-winning eco-tourist paradise that is Mumbo Island.

This trip was made possible through a collaboration with Malawi Tourism and South African Airways. Top marks guys!

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Malawi (Africa) Vacation Travel Video Guide

Malawi (Africa) Vacation Travel Video Guide

Vacation travel video about destination Malawi in Africa.
Malawi is the unknown Africa in the south-east of the Continent.  A wild country between sea and highlands, a land of contrasts with amazing green mountains and high plateaus but most of all, Lake Malawi.In the north west and on the border with Zambia is the thousand square kilometre Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve, home to more than two hundred elephants who, in small groups, visit the Kazuni Safari Camp on their way to the lake. In the Lake Kazuni area there are many hippos and crocodiles which although rarely seen from the shore can certainly be heard at night. The location of the small town of Nkhata Bay is quite spectacular, a large, sheltered bay, accessible via a steep slope. Small boats transport the local people to various locations so that they can buy and sell, as there are hardly any roads around the lake. A restless, colourful and vibrant harbour town and the northernmost point which famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone reached on his historic voyage of discovery. Cichlids, the living jewels of Lake Malawi, are highly sought after among aquatic fish enthusiasts, the brightly coloured males achieving the highest prices. Provided with a good supply of oxygen and a light sedative in the water, once a month the fish are taken to the airport. The craggy rock scenery of Lake Malawi was not always below water. Only when the southern section of the East African Rift Valley filled with water did it become home to cichlids. On the extreme south east coast on the border with Mozambique is Mount Mulanje, a huge mountain range that formed during volcanic activity more than a hundred and thirty million years ago. At the foot of the mountain scenery grows one of the world’s finest varieties of tea. The Maravi Kingdom eventually became an independent country, Malawi, the warm and beating heart of Africa!

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