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Landscape / Scenic
With enormous beautiful landscapes and sceneries. Highest peaks touch 10 000ft (3 000m) lowest point sitting above sea level. These ranges of altitudes in a small area help to make the landscape of Malawi one of the most varied in all southern end of East Africa’s Rift Valley. It is generally evergreen-year-in-year-out, with the plateau, highlands, forests, mountains, plains, escarpments and dramatic river valleys providing fresh air.
The mixture of scenery is a great attraction to tourists in additional of the highland areas and forest reserves providing good accommodation options and plenty of outdoor activities.
The southern region of Malawi has the best-known highlands – Mulanje Massif and Zomba Plateau. With a number of peaks, plus the highest in the country and the whole of central Africa Sapitwa in Mulanje, stands at 3000 meters (10,000 feet).
Magnificent tea estates that stretch from Thyolo to Mulanje – Muloza a bordering district with Mozambique is another wonderfully scenic. Not as high as Mulanje Mountain, Zomba plateau is gently undulating top which is accessible by road.
The Dedza-Kirk Highlands is another must visit. It extends the rise from the Rift Valley on its western edge between Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Dedza, Thuma and Salima Forest Reserve situated in the northern part of these highlands is marked by the Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve covers a range of hills at the border with Mozambique. The Dowa Highlands north of Lilongwe have their most notable peaks at Dowa and Ntchisi Forest Reserve.
The northern part of Malawi has Nyika Plateau, a rolling whaleback grassland plateau unique in Africa. Much of this highest and most extensive high plateau surface in central Africa is archived as the Nyika National Park.