Famous tourist destinations
Cape Maclear, locally known as Chembe village, is the busiest tourist destination at Lake Malawi. Located in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region, it is a paradise that attracts all sorts of travelers: backpackers, families, and groups. The nearby islands of Domwe, Thumbi and Mumbo provide a scenic backdrop. The golden sand beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and lively village make it the perfect getaway, where you can switch off but still experience Malawian culture.
Cape Maclear houses Lake Malawi National Park, the first freshwater national park in the world. It covers a total of 94km² that encompass the land area around the cape, Domwe and Thumbi islands, and the lake itself up to 100 meters off the shore.
Majete National park
African Parks began to reestablish Liwonde’s predator population and reintroduced cheetahs, bringing the species back to the park after 100 years. In 2018, a founder population of 10 lions was also reintroduced from South Africa and Majete Wildlife Reserve. In 2019, the park hosted one of the largest international black rhino translocations in history, where 17 black rhino were relocated from South Africa to the park to boost population numbers and genetics, and in 2021 eight African wild dogs were introduced.
Now, Liwonde’s wildlife populations are on the rise. In just a few short years, Liwonde has been given a second chance, being restored and transformed for the benefit of the wildlife, and for the people who live here. You can expect some of the best river-based wildlife viewing in Africa in an intimate setting, as it is not a mass tourism destination.
Mulanje is a district in the Southern Region of Malawi, close to Blantyre and to the border with Mozambique. Its capital has the same name. The district offers a lot of tourist attractions, especially if you are a fan of the outdoors. It is mainly known for its tea growing industry and Mount Mulanje where you will find one of the highest peaks in Southern Africamakes it great?