Not only is Malawi the warm heart of Africa but also one of the most beautiful and compact countries in Africa. Malawian National Parks are a great example of this density and beauty. Though Malawi is a small country – only 118 844 square kilometres, including 1 / 5th covered by Lake Malawi – it encloses 5 national parks, each of them offering a new experience, landscape, and wildlife. Malawi hosts many national parks but also 4, less known, wildlife reserves. These reserves show the natural beauty of Malawi and are a perfect way to experience Malawian wilderness.