Travel in Malawi is especially safe compared with many other destinations, and most crime is confined to petty theft. Although there are few paved roads, the system of tarmac roads is strategically placed to make travel easy from city to city, traversing beautiful countryside and moving easily through trading centers and past mud-hut African villages that remain captured in time just as they 100 years ago. International flight connections are easily available for flights into Blantyre and Lilongwe daily, and smaller regional and local flights arranged for a number of smaller airports. Read more about travel in Malawi
“WITHOUT THE WOMEN WE HAVE NO CHIEF”
Dedza District … Chief Francis Makalani Banda, a Chewa Chief, from the Mphezi area of central Malawi was showing visitors the site of a major battle between the Chewa and Ngoni in the days after the assassination of the famous Zulu chief Shaka on September 22, 1828. He noted he would be taking the visitors …
BICYCLES ARE LIKE CARS
Lilongwe, Malawi … In first-world nations purchasing some sort of car, SUV, or other motorized vehicle is within the reach of most families. However, in emerging world nations like Malawi, cars are something the vast majority will never own, or even drive. Even for public officials, doctors, lawyers, tribal leaders, and prosperous businesspeople the cost …
BOARD MEMBER SETS GOALS
After visiting Malawi for the first time in late 2022, Dan Brewer, a member of the Malawi Project’s board of directors and former Treasurer for the group, saw first-hand the depth of poverty suffered by the people of Malawi.
Malawi has ten national parks and reports indicate the African warthog seems to like all of them.
Did You KNow?
Did you know the average age for Malawi is 16.4 years of age. This compares with 38.31 in the United States, and 40.4 in the United Kingdom?
“She Is Not Taking a Bath!”
According to our guide an elephant does not wish to attack you but will give you two warnings to move away before she comes after you. She turned toward us, flapped her giant ears, swished the water with her trunk, and sounded a bone jarring trumpet.
Beware the Python Vine
Known as the python vine, the observer will catch the immediate parallel to a giant python snake wrapping itself around a tall tree. It has a wide trunk, wraps its host counter clockwise and bears numerous flowers when it is in season. Python vines are said to live as long as 200 years.
The Custom and Art of Conversation
In Malawi, the art of conversation is vitally important. In most cases they want to get to know you before doing business. When you pass someone and greet them, they often think you are going to stop and talk with them, especially if you are a visitor to the country. They are interested in you and want to know more about you.
DISAPPEARING NATIONAL TREASURE
Some of the greatest national treasure in Malawi are the giant baobab trees that punctuate the skyline in the lower Rift Valley, near the Shire River.
Malawi’s Southern Region
The southern region of Malawi, covering approximately 1/3 of the country is the most developed and holds the highest population.