Northern Malawi

Travel to Northern Malawi – Home to the Renowned Lake Malawi

The region of North Malawi covers an area of 26,931 square kilometres and includes 6 of Malawi’s districts. It borders Lake Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania and consists of extensive highlands.

The capital of the region is Mzuzu, a popular stopover on trips to Nkhata Bay. Other places of interest in Northern Malawi include; Nyika National Park which has one of the greatest leopard densities in Central Africa, Karonga where you can visit the Culture and Museum Center and the vast and beautiful Lake Malawi; the third largest lake in Africa where you can snorkel, swim and canoe whilst spotting colourful cichlids amongst other wildlife.

  • Explore Lake Malawi by boat or by snorkelling.
  • See all manner of wildlife in the wildlife reserves and national parks.
  • Visit the Viphya Forest at the Viphya Plateau to see birds such as the olive woodpecker and the red-faced crimson-wing.

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