Tales from the ferry: Taking a trip across Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi — the heart and soul of the country — is best explored on the MV Illala ferry. We follow in one writer’s footsteps.

Author series: Julie Davidson

Julie Davidson on her impending journey to Malawi’s great lake and why she fell for this watery wonder, ‘discovered’ by David Livingstone in 1859

Malawi: From safari to shores

Malawi is in the business of revival, be it creating Southern Africa’s newest safari destination by repopulating its epic wildernesses, opening a heritage hotel as a window to the grandeur of the colonial age or ushering travellers to its lakeside beaches by restarting a legendary music festival. Welcome to the Warm Heart of Africa.

Finding Malawi

A tiny pocket of Southern Africa, with its very own Lake of Stars, Malawi is warm, welcoming, yet hard to pin down. With a ragged beauty, lantern-lit boats trawling its waters and wildlife-packed parks, this is Africa at its most endearing

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