Malawi makes CNN’s 26 amazing places list


CNN, the world’s major cable network, has listed Malawi among the 26 most amazing places to visit in Africa.

The list is CNN’s popular travel guide for tourists who want to visit the African continent.

CNN has identified three places in Malawi that stand out; Nyika Plateau National Park on position ten, Mulanje Mountain on position 14 and Lake Malawi on position 26.


CNN describes Nyika Plateau as, “Malawi’s largest park, which is one of the most unusual in Africa with a plateau cut by numerous rivers that reach Lake Malawi by way of waterfalls off the eastern edge of the mountains.”

Describing Mulanje Mountain, CNN said at around 3,000 metres, the Mulanje Massif is the highest mountain in central Africa and is split in two by the Fort Lister Gap, a broad pass eroded by the Phalombe and Sombani rivers.

CNN went on to say, the mountain is distinguished by giant basins of rock and narrow gullies cut by fast-flowing streams.


“En route, expect to encounter monkeys, hares, voles and a carpet of enchanting wildflowers after the rain. Large numbers of butterflies are another feature,” the report said.

Lake Malawi, which anchors the list has been described as one of the largest lakes in the world, dubbed “Lake of Stars” by Dr. David Livingstone, who trekked here a century and a half ago.

The report said the lake has more tropical fish than any lake in the world with 1,300 species.

Topping the CNN list is the great migration of Tanzania, seconded by South Africa’s Table Mountain while Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco is on third place.

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