Lake Malawi covers more than one-fifth the country’s total area. The lake is the ninth largest in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa.
Malawi’s climate is generally tropical. The rain season extends from November to April.
Malawi is in East Africa, with a population of 18 million people. Its capital is Linlongwe, and their currency is Malawian Kwacha. The official language of Malawi is English while their national language is Chichewa.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- John Chilembwe Day (Jan 15)
- Martyrs Day (Mar 3)
- Good Friday (Date varies)
- Easter Monday (Date varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Eid ul-Fitr (Date varies)
- Kamuzu Day (May 14th or the following Monday if on weekend)
- Independence Day (Jul 6)
- Mother’s Day (Oct 15)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- Boxing Day (Dec 26)
It has two world heritage sites:
It also has five national parks:
- Kasungu National Park
- Lake Malawi National Park
- Lengwe National Park
- Liwonde National Park
- Nyika National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Malawi’s tourism website!
Also check out the Chichiri Museum.