Northern Region

Northern Region

Northern Malawi is the least populated with the regional capital Mzuzu, it has so much to offer the visitor. These include; Likoma Island has beautiful beaches and a missionary-built cathedral the size of Winchester’s. Karonga is an archaeological centre with the oldest human remains in the country and home to a museum that tells the history of the area back to pre-historic times. The skeletal remains of the Malawisaurus dinosaur were unearthed nearby.

Nyika National Park is malawis largest nationa park and has unique scenic beauty of the rolling plateau and wildlife safaris. Activities include trekking, fishing, and mountain biking. High quality accommodation is at Chelinda Lodge and Camp. Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve is a lowland wildlife area that offers game viewing by 4×4 and on foot. Livingstonia Mission, it is beautiful with long standing history from 1894. Historic town of Karonga(museum) Nkhatabay is a bustling lake port, important to the fishing industry and has plenty lake based activities on the accommodation facilities along the lake shore. Viphya highlands, is an undulating plateau rising to 6000ft (1800m) although some peaks stretch a further 1000ft (300m) higher Bandawe Misison is another site of historical interest. On the borders with Zambia and with Tanzania, in the north, other significant ranges include the Malingu Mountains and the Misuku Hills rising to over 7000ft (2100m) and 6500ft (2000m) respectively.

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