Malawi lies along the shore of sparkling blue Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi), the southernmost lake in the Great Rift Valley. The Shire River flows south from the lake, tumbling over waterfalls on its way to join the great Zambezi River in Mozambique. From the humid lakeside, the landscape rises westward to cool plateaus and forested mountains dotted with tea plantations. Much of the country is covered in broad grasslands, where antelopes, leopards, and elephants roam, protected from hunters in Malawi’s five national parks.
Forested mountains rise steeply above Zomba. This town was founded by...More