Discover Malawi in its truest form. It is famous as the "Warm Heart of Africa" because of Malawian friendliness. The country is bordered by Mozambique to the South and East, Tanzania to the north and Zambia to the west. It is where you will find the third-largest lake in Africa, the Lake of Malawi. The warm weather and the cool breeze from nature make it all the more enticing to visit this country. Get to meet Malawians as they warmly welcome you with their famous coffee. As you engage with the locals, you'll get to understand their culture, traditions and rich history. Explore adventures and give yourself a tap on the back as you overcome these challenges. There is a massive beauty in its landscapes that will make you come back for more. Listen to the sound of the birds as you relax through its nature and after a while you will also love Malawian music. Make sure you dance to the rhythm of their music.
1. Bravery and Independence Seen in Malawi FlagThe three stripes flag represents the symbol of Independence of the country. The equal-sized stripes are in the color of black, red, and green. Black stripes represent the indigenous African people. Red represents the blood that shed to fight independence from oppressive colonialism. Green color represents the lush natural surroundings and vegetation of Malawi. The half sun in color red symbolizes freedom and hope. The nations patriotism is evident through fighting for the country’s freedom.
2. Best Coffee in the Whole WorldMalawi is well-known for its high-quality Arabica coffee. Most of the coffee production is found in the Northern Region. It is the perfect place in propagating coffee beans because of its perfect weather conditions. Most Malawian farmers are given an opportunity to increase their income with the help of the local government and small enterprises. Now, it is exported in most parts of the world. When you visit Malawi, you could get a chance to learn the production of coffee. You can also purchase it as a souvenir for your family and friends. Drink coffee with the welcoming Malawians. A cup or two is not enough for you to see how accommodating they are.
3. Fun-Filled PerformancesOn the beautiful shores of Lake Marawi, the Lake of Star Festival is held every October of the year. It is a three-day celebration full of partying, dancing, singing and having a good time. Artists from different parts of the country are invited to take part in showcasing the cultural art and history of Malawi. Much of the awaited performances are coming from the Burundian Drummers, Vagina Monologues of Marawi and a lot more. The amazing performance is worth the trip to Malawi. Every visitor will have a refreshing experience filled with music and fun. Join by reserving months ahead so that you will have a hassle-free trip. Some tourist guides will offer tents for this three-day celebration. Best for those looking a unique way to enjoy the Lake of Malawi and enjoy Malawian music at its finest.
4. Be Ready for a Challenging Kayaking and Parasailing ExperienceKayaking and sailing are some of the must-do activities in Malawi. Lake waters are deep, calm, and wide enough to let wind control sailboats. Always ask for the help of experienced local guides for an amazing and hassle-free adventure. You can rent kayaks and sailboats conveniently along the shores. As you kayak, falling-in-love with Malawi is easy. You will admire beautiful sceneries so capture every scenery as much as you can. You'll also be challenge and don't mind going back again. Have the best time of your life. Go out of your comfort zone and let Malawi be one of the reasons to live in the fullest.
5. The Traditional Healing DanceOne of the famous traditional dance in Malawi is Vimbuza. It is designated as the Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the United Nation’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The dance is well-known around the country because of its healing abilities. Vimbuza started in the mid-nineteenth century and developed during the British occupation. The Tumbuka people from the Northern Region of Malawi continued this practice and was passed to the next generation. Men would play drums while women form a circle and dance around the patient, who suffers from an illness. Despite, of the advances of medicine, Malawians believed that this ritual will help an ill person feel better and regain happiness.
6. The Beautiful and Multipurpose Traditional DressChitenge is the traditional dress of women in Malawi. It is a multipurpose sarong with unique design and beautiful patterns. Malawian women wear this by wrapping around their chest and waist. For some women, a head cloth and blouse matches the color of the sarong. It's also a perfect gift for the young women of Malawian. They can use it in a lot of ways like baby carrier, headscarf, oven mittens, house decorations and a lot more. It is a usual practice for women to wear the most beautiful chitenge they own when going to church and for other special occasions.