Malawi: What to Expect / Highlights

Liwonde National Park

Located along the Shire River, a tributary of the Zambezi River, is a rather long and thin shaped park. Here one finds plenty of hippos and crocodiles, elephant, impala, waterbuck, and baboons. Less common are sable, kudu and bushbuck and the bird life, being on a river, is plentiful. Leopards can be spotted at dusk and on night drives.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is the ninth largest lake in the world. This fresh-water lake also contains a greater variety of indigenous species of fish than any other lake in the world--over 500 species have been identified to date that are not found anywhere else in the world--most of which are in the cichlid family and are brightly colored and patterned. The lake serves as an important source of food to bordering Malawian villages.