Ever seen men dress up in shaggy suits made up of multi-coloured rags or little boys in straw skirts? These funky ensembles and more await you in Malawi.

Malawi’s got the world’s friendliest people (as voted by us), massive national parks, safaris, scenery and a culture so rich you can taste it (especially when you try the food). And are no crowds. Nil, zip, nada. Lake Malawi is the country’s biggest drawcard, probably because this freshwater marine park is chock full of tropical fish, cystal-clear water, and is lined with miles of white sands and the odd camp site.

Lilongwe makes for a relaxed capital that is worth exploring, and if you’re after some game viewing, then make a beeline for Malawi’s game-filled national parks, with Liwonde National Park reported to be the best. Which it probably is. 

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