While geographically it may be one of Africa’s smallest countries, the people of Malawi make up for this with the largest of reputations. Known as one of Africa’s warmest and friendliest populations, the celebrated Malawian welcome has earned the country the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ tag.

Lake Malawi, the continents third largest freshwater body, dominates the landscape and with its kayaking, snorkeling and sailing options, features high on most itineraries. While the country does not carry extensive wildlife populations, Liwonde in the south and the Nyika Plateau in the north are fantastic national parks, and for keen birders Malawi is an absolute must with a host of rewarding birding hotspots