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Exhibitors in Focus: Malawi Tourism

What makes your country unique?

In a nutshell it is the great variety that the country has in a small, very welcoming and easy to access package. With stunning scenery, thrilling safaris, a sea-like lake fringed by golden sandy beaches, and the friendliest people on the continent, Malawi has the best of everything Africa has to offer – landscape, wildlife, culture and beaches. Over the years Malawi has been given three nicknames that truly encompass the country’s stand-out features.

What tours do you offer?

‘The Land of the Lake’ is a reference to the dominant geographical feature that is Lake Malawi. One of the most beautiful of Africa’s great lakes and the indisputable focal point of Malawi’s tourist industry. It’s not just a scenic wonderland too; it also provides exhilarating water sport opportunities for those looking for something beyond sun, sand and swimming.

‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ – Malawi is one of the friendliest countries in the whole Africa. The people of Malawi greet visitors from overseas with genuine warmth and kindness that would make you feel instantly at home. There's little doubt that the overwhelming memory from your time in Malawi would be the People you've met.

‘Africa For Beginners’ – For people that are visiting Africa for the first time, Malawi seems like the safest bet. Its small size and relatively good roads make it easy to navigate and it is one of the handful of countries where English is widely spoken. It is also quite uncrowded and there is an easy going vibe which is great for people wanting to get away from a place without traffic jams and hassles of city life.

What is the ‘hot spot’ for 2016?

Liwonde National Park: always Malawi's leading national park, the beautiful reserve along the River Shire is set to get a massive boost in 2016 as African Parks take over the management. With safaris by boat, on foot and in 4x4s, rhino tracking and community visits, there are plenty of thrilling activities on offer already and with African Parks at the helm, the future of its wildlife is secured.

Where is your favourite, off the beaten track, location?

Nyika National Park is wonderful for trekking and mountain biking and, as well as more conventional 4x4 excursions. There is such a lot to see in the vast, and amazingly beautiful park: waterfalls, a neolithic rock shelter, trout pools and even a ‘magic lake’ are just some of the attractions. Nyika also protects a rich diversity of animals; almost 100 species have been recorded. This includes an endemic group of Burchell’s zebra and the most concentrated leopard population in central Africa.

Recommend an incredible place to stay.

Bua River Lodge is a small and unique, owner-managed lodge, where you are sure to feel at home and guaranteed to relax. The lodge is located just two kilometers inside the eastern boundary of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.  The reserve, covering 1,800,000 Hectares, is the third largest protected area in Malawi and one of the least known. The beautiful Bua River, the second largest in the country, on whose banks Bua River Lodge is located, bisects the Reserve.
Bua River Lodge offers high quality tented accommodation at moderate prices. Open for nearly five years, Bua River Lodge is now highly acclaimed for the friendliness of their staff, the quality of the accommodation, the standard of service and their excellent food. 

To find out more about Explore, visit their website here, or meet them at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show in the Africa section of the show on stand AF53.