Malawi has been recognised as one of the top five tourist destinations for the year 2021.
According to the Forbes list of five little-known nations that deserve to become tourism hotspots in 2021, the country makes the cut because of its natural beauty and the gigantic Lake Malawi.
“A nation dominated by water, roughly one third of this African State consists of Lake Malawi, the fourth-largest freshwater lake on earth by volume,” wrote Jared Ranahan on www.forbes.com. This titanic body of water is a particularly prominent tourist destination, coming equipped with idyllic beaches as well as a spectacular interesting scene thanks to the lake’s large number of colourful endemic fish.”
Ranahan also praised Lake Malawi for being 365 miles from top to bottom, 52 miles at its widest point and for having 12 main rivers flowing into it. He also heaped praises on Liwonde National Park.
“After Lake Malawi visitors should make the trek south to Liwonde National Park, a prominent reserve that was established back in 1973.
“Though the park is best known for its high concentration of elephants, there are also opportunities to spot buffalo, rhinoceroses, cheetahs, and a vast array of native bird species as well,” he said.
In the article, the country is ranked together with eSwatini ,formerly Swaziland, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia and Vanuatu.
“While these five nations tend to fly under the radar, each one is equipped with abundant natural beauty, a fascinating culture, and a rich history that will turn any visitor into a lifelong fan,” it states.
The development follows efforts by government and other stake holders to boost the tourism industry.
Recently, a group of tourism enthusiasts dubbed The Walkers, walked from Blantyre to Lilongwe in a bid to raise money for the training of tour guides who are frontline workers in the tourism industry.
Vice-President Saulos Chilima and Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture Michael Usi joined the walkers from Bunda Turn-off to Gateway Mall in Lilongwe, with a message that tourism has potential in Malawi.
“Malawi is a beautiful country and can attract many visitors. The dream of creating one million jobs is possible,” said the Veep.
“This development has come at the right time as we seek to promote tourism,” responded Andrew Phiri to the story.