Malawi is a small land-locked country situated in Southern Africa. It is renowned for its Lake, that covers the majority of the country and famous for its indigenous species of tropical fish – called Malawian Cichlids.
So you wonder how a woman spends her day to day life in a country called ‘the warm heart of Africa.’
Malawi is, in my opinion, a hidden gem. After having experienced and lived in the most of the Southern African countries, I can say with confidence that Malawi is a place that does not compare to many. Being a woman of Canadian descent, but having been raised in Africa, I prefer and will only live in country’s that range in 20C+ temperatures. Malawi offers a climate that has warm days all year round, with a ‘winter’ that lasts from June – August, that requires a warmer jacket in the evenings.
Being voted one of the safest countries in Africa with political and economic stability Malawi does offer a sense of relief when it comes to safety in Africa. Malawi used to have strict rules on women wearing skirts below their knees. In rural villages, this is still the case, but if you are living in a city this rule has become more modern.
Living and working in Malawi does offer a sense of balance. A typical 9-5 job does take place in Malawi, adding some stability and income for a woman whether you may be single or married with children. Then what is so special about Malawi – specifically Lilongwe, is that 1hour 20 minutes away there the Lake. You can drive from the city on a Friday afternoon, to spend a beautiful weekend in Salima at the Lake – enjoy the beach, kayaking, snorkelling, (sleeping). The other direction is the Zambian border, just 250km away is the famous South Luangwa National Park, where you can experience animals on a personal, but safe level. A photographer’s paradise!
Malawi has a ‘small community’ feel to it, living here you are very connected with everyone whether it be living in Lilongwe or Cape Maclear, Malawian culture is known for its friendliness and all-around good- nature.
Come experience the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ – ladies, you too!
We have just created our first women-only safari. It is scheduled for November this year. We will be adding more female-only tours to offer more variety to combine other key destinations, soon. You can view the tour, here.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
We have recently welcomed Courtney to the team here in Lilongwe! Court joined us from the bush in South Luangwa. Canadian by passport she was born in Zambia and has a vast knowledge of the country, she has travelled all over Africa (and the world!) before landing once more in the warm heart, having spent her teenage years at school here! She will be a great asset to the team having studied hospitality & tourism and had experience running lodges and horse safaris.