Central Malawi - Malawi
Lilongwe tends to be the first port of call for most visitors to Malawi and is their first glimpse of the Central region. Part of the Central African Plateau at an altitude of some 1200m the plateau is crossed by numerous rivers making their way Lake Malawi, isolated hills, called inselbergs, dot the gentle landscape. Though not quite as high or dramatic as in other regions, Central Malawi has its fair share of highlands and forests.
North of Ntchisi is the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, a natural wilderness area of miombo woodland on the Rift Valley escarpment cut by the magnificent Bua River. Central Malawi’s other protected area is the Kasungu National Park. A large area of forest, bush and grassland and once Malawi’s central National Park.
Senga Bay is the closest point on Lake Malawi to Lilongwe, just an hour and a half drive from the airport. It has a range of hotels & lodges overlook beautiful beaches.