Thursday, 17 July 2014

Malawi:A Place of Spectecular Natural Exquisiteness

Here tourists will discover the African Great Lake of Lake Malawi in the Great Rift Valley system, projected to be between 40,000 and two million years old. It is the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa and occupies a fifth of Malawi with its vibrant tropical waters pouring with more fish species than any other lake on Earth.
Adjoining the lake is Lake Malawi National Park, the world’s first freshwater national park and a World Heritage Site. Innumerable thousands of freshwater fish, the mbuna, are more lavish and diverse here than anywhere else in the world. Boats can be rented and the fish feed right from one’s hand.
Away from the lake, there are baboons, antelope, and hyrax, as well as almighty birdlife, and the lake this extends boundless opportunities for sporting activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba-diving. The lake encompasses a number of small islands, all located in “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” and even though well-preserved in their natural state, some of them have been settled for eco-tourism.
Malawi’s largest park, Nyika National Park, has got to be one of the most outstanding destinations in Africa. It is a heaven of flowers, counting ground orchids, proteas, irises, and is home to vast herds of eland, the largest of the antelope. Horseback safaris are untaken here, and there is no ecstasy like that of riding through a ruck of zebra or roan antelope.
The eastern edge of the plateau takes form of the wall of the Great Rift Valley where visitors could hire a mountain bike or hike all the way down to Livingstonia, which is the best way to apprise Nyika’s scale without overlooking its delicate detail. Positioned within a cluster of timbered hills high up against the plateau of central Malawi is the richest concentration of Chongoni rock art in Central Africa. This tradition of farmer rock art, as well as paintings by BaTwa huntergatherers who occupied the area from the late Stone Age can be found in where Chewa agriculturalists’ ancestors lived here from the late Iron Age and practiced rock painting well into the 20th century.
Resting east of Blantyre are the unembellished rock flanks of the mountain tower known as Mount Mulanje. There is a great deal of wildlife, from the klipspringer a tiny antelope to various other small mammals and, of course, a large variety of birds. Visitors can drive around the entire foot of the mountain in a day or experience it more closely by climbing and camping on the slopes, taking moderately gentle walks or attempting some more demanding climbs. Camping equipment and the services of a guide can also be hired.


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