An inexpensive and accessible country with a near-perfect climate, Malawi is dominated by wild forested peaks and the country's major attraction: Lake Malawi itself, the southernmost of the Rift Valley lakes and the most beautiful. The 500km lake, with its tropical white beaches and crystal clear water, makes the area a natural focus for vacationers. The more adventurous are drawn to the breezy highland plateaux and the lush Shire River Valley in Liwonde National Park, named Elephant Marsh by Livingstone on his exploration of the Rift Valley, supporting Malawi's largest population of crocodiles as well as hippos. Malawi has experienced considerable change since the first edition, making this an accurate and invaluable guide for all visitors.
|Publisher:||Bradt Publications UK|
|Edition description:||7th edition|
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About the Author
Philip Briggs (e firstname.lastname@example.org) has been exploring the highways, byways and backwaters of Africa since 1986, when he spent several months backpacking on a shoestring from Nairobi to Cape Town. In 1991, he wrote, for Bradt, South Africa, the first such guidebook to be published internationally after the release of Nelson Mandela. Over the rest of the 1990s, Philip wrote a series of pioneering Bradt travel guides to destinations that were then – and in some cases still are – otherwise practically uncharted by the travel publishing industry. These included the first dedicated guidebooks to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Rwanda (co-authored with Janice Booth), all of which are still in print having gone on to multiple editions. More recently, he authored the first English-language guidebooks to Somaliland and Suriname, as well as a new guide to The Gambia, all published by Bradt. He spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends the rest of his time battering away at a keyboard in the sleepy village of Wilderness in South Africa.
Table of ContentsPART 1 GENERAL INFORMATIONChapter 1 Background InformationGeography, Climate, History, Government and administration, Economy, People and culture Chapter 2 Flora and FaunaVegetation, Conservation areas, WildlifeChapter 3 Practical InformationWhen to visit, Itineraries, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Safety, Women travellers, What to take, Electricity, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Media and communications, Cultural etiquetteChapter 4 HealthPreparations, Medical problems, Unusual medical problems, Other safety concerns
PART 2 LLONGWE AND SOUTH-CENTRAL MALAWIChapter 5 LilongweHistory, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators and safari companies, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Sports and swimming, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Short trips from LilongweChapter 6 Senga Bay and SurroundsGetting there and around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and doChapter 7 Dedza and SurroundsDedza, Chongoni Rock Art Area, Mua Mission and surroundsChapter 8 Lake Malawi National ParkMonkey Bay, Cape Maclear (Chembe), Inside Lake Malawi National ParkChapter 9 Mangochi and the Southern LakeshoreMangochi, From Mangochi to Monkey Bay
PART 3 SOUTHERN MALAWIChapter 10 LiwondeLiwonde Town, Liwonde National Park Chapter 11 Zomba and SurroundsZomba Town, Zomba Plateau, Lake Chilwa, Chikala PillarsChapter 12 BlantyreHistory, Getting there and away, Orientation and getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators and safari companies, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 13 Mulanje and SurroundsMulanje Town, The Mulanje ring road, Mulanje Massif, ThyoloChapter 14 Lower Shire ValleyGetting around, Chikwawa, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Lengwe National Park, Nchalo Sugar Estate, Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve, Bangula, Nsanje, Elephant Marsh
PART 4 NORTH-CENTRAL MALAWIChapter 15 Inland from Lilongwe to MzuzuNtchisi Forest Reserve, Kasungu, Kasungu National Park, Mzimba, South Viphya Forest ReserveChapter 16 Nkhotakota and SurroundsHistory, Getting there and away, Tourist information, Where to stay, eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Beaches south of Nkhotakota, Nkhotakota Wildlife ReserveChapter 17 The Lakeshore from Dwanga to ChintecheDwangwa, Kande, Bandawe, ChinthecheChapter 18 The Lake Ferry and the IslandsThe Lake Ferry, Likoma Island, Chizumulu IslandChapter 19 Nkhata BayGetting there and away, Tour/activity operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, Around Nkhata Bay Helena will add a section on Usisya rather than attaching it to Ruarwe
PART 5 NORTHERN MALAWIChapter 20 MzuzuHistory, Getting there and away, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and doChapter 21 Nyika and VwazaRumphi, Nyika National Park, Further afield, Vwaza Marsh Wildlife ReserveChapter 22 Livingstonia and the Northern Lakeshore ResortsKandewe Cultural Heritage Site, The lakeshore from Chiweta to Ngala, LivingstoniaChapter 23 Karonga and the Far NorthKaronga, Chitipa, Misuku Hills
AppendicesLanguage Further information Index