Summer is one of the best seasons to travel. Be it that you are traveling with your partner, family or just with the mates, it is fun. But sometimes, you want to travel so bad but don’t know where to go. I wanted to share 10 places to visit this summer in this beautiful country. Be it a place close to the lake, or just somewhere mountainous with a great view.
Some of these places I have visited, while others are still on my bucket list. Make use of this list.
10 places to visit this summer
1. Kara O’ Mula
Nestled just below the beautiful Mulanje Mountain is Kara O’ Mula. A beautiful hotel that overlooks the town of Mulanje, and the tea fields. Just above it, a mountain that a beauty to look at and to hike. While staying here, make sure to hike up to Dziwe La Nkhalamba. Then have some amazing pizza by Mulanje Pizza. Put your feet in water by the stream close to the hotel.
2. Huntingdon House
A house built in the 1930 located in Thyolo, surrounded by fields of tea. The beauty of the house will leave you in awe. The rooms are romantic. And a candlelight dinner by the field overlooking their dam is a scenery to see. You can walk around in the tea fields to appreciate the scenery. Tea tasting is a must, plus their cocktails.
3. Majete Wildlife Reserve
The home to the Big 5 nationwide. Majete offers the opportunity to connect with nature and fully relax. It overlooks lower Shire river which makes it a picturesque worth location. The heat in Chikwawa is something, so you might want to wear clothes that are light and comfy. A sunrise or sunset drive is perfect.
4. Mvuu Lodge
Mvuu Lodge is right inside Liwonde National Park. It gives great scenery of the Shire River and wildlife. A beautiful place to have safaris and view the beautiful birds within. It also offers some of the best sunsets with a great breeze.
5. Malape Pillars
Malape Pillars are castle like pillars made from sandstorms and are found in Machinga. They are hidden in Chikala but are gems to the eye. With the chief’s permission, one can easily have a braai done here with friends. On your way, you can make a detour and also check out Chilema Tree in Malosa, Zomba.
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10 places to visit this summer
6. Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island is so hidden and just gives you space to breath. The island is located offshore of Cape Maclear. The island has no electricity but phones can be charged on solar batteries. The chalets have the perfect views of sunrises and sunsets. And you get to marvel at the beauty of Lake Malawi. A sunset cruise is a must!
7. Arts of Kongoni and Chongoni
Summer is also a great time to learn about different cultures. Kungoni Cultural Centre is one of the best places to learn about the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao tribes. And when done, drive up to Dedza Pottery for some much needed cheese cake before proceeding to Chongoni. Although I would advise to start with a hike at Chingoni to see the Kafula and Chewa drawings in the caves. Then spending a night at Kungoni.
8. Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Located within Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, it is a beautiful place to connect with nature. The lodge overlooks the Bua River which is perfect for canoeing. Each suite has some deep baths which are perfect for relaxation. Bird watching is something they boost of as well.
9. Makuzi Beach Lodge
Nestled in Chintheche, Nkhatabay. Chintheche beach is beautiful with it’s white sand and has one of the cleanest water. With its white stoned and beauty. You get to enjoy in the water, relax and have cocktails.
10. Kaya Mawa Lodge
This is still on my bucket list. Kaya Mawa is located on the beautiful Likoma Island. It overlooks Lake Malawi while also giving a glimpse of Mozambique. A great place to just relax and refresh.
These are 10 places to visit during the summer. Some of these places will not break your bank, while others need proper planning. These are places that highlight the beauty of Malawi and are rich in culture and nature.