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Malawi was formerly known as the British Protectorate of
Countries neighbouring Malawi are: Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, is the third largest lake
in Africa; formed in a deep trough of the East African Rift Valley that runs through
Malawi, from north to south.
In 1859, David Livingstone - born in Blantyre, Scotland - became the
first European to reach the shores of Lake Malawi; although it was probably sighted by the
Portuguese in the 17th century.
From the southern end of the lake, the River Shire flows out to join
the Zambezi in Mozambique, which in turn empties into the
Indian Ocean through many mouths.
Weather in Africa:
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Lilongwe has been the capital of Malawi since 1975. The previous
capital was Zomba.
Situated in Central Malawi, the capital has little of interest to
travellers. Most people prefer to head for Lake Nyasa.
Hotels in Malawi:
Find hotels in Malawi with special online rates.
Hotels in Lilongwe
13 - 43/60 Mphonongo Road, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Latitude Hotels is a unique African lifestyle hospitality brand based
in urban environments across the continent. With just nine boutique bedrooms, attention to
detail is guaranteed at this unexpected oasis in Lilongwe.
Guests rated Latitude 13 as superb;
especially for its great location, wonderful staff and fine food.
Blantyre, named after the birthplace of David Livingstone, was
founded by Scottish missionaries, in 1876.
It is the largest city in Malawi, and the transport hub for travel to Zimbabwe; through the Tete corridor of Mozambique.
During the civil war, in Mozambique, lorries would drive between
Malawi and Zimbabwe in convoys; escorted by the Zimbabwean army.
For a small payment to one of the lorry drivers, this was an exciting
journey for travellers.
After the demise of Air Malawi, the Government of
Malawi - together with Ethiopian Airlines - introduced a new national
Airlines; initially to serve the Blantyre–Lilongwe domestic route.
International routes include flights to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
Harare (Zimbabwe), Johannesburg (South
Africa), Lusaka (Zambia) and a few
destinations in Mozambique.
The official tourism website of Malawi.
Malawi Department of Tourism,
Off Convention Drive, Private Bag 326, Lilongwe, Malawi.
The official language of Malawi is English, although the national
language is Chichewa.
A number of other Bantu languages are also spoken around Malawi.
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