Lake Malawi has been ranked as the number one must-visit emerging destinations of the world for the year 2015.
American online news aggregator and blog, The Huffington Post, rates Lake Malawi as the number one out of 15 destinations in 2015, a year which it says is set to materialise abundant, exciting, emerging voyages.
Malawi’s latest nod as an emerging travel hotspot across the globe comes hot on the heels of another thumbs-up early 2014 when the largest travel guide book publisher in the world Lonely Planet put Malawi as a number one tourist destination in Africa and number five in the world.
“The sparkling, vast, tanzanite Lake Malawi was coined ‘Lake of Stars’ by David Livingstone. Inspiring a string of superlatives, Africa’s third-largest and second-deepest lake is home to a thousand cichlid species. At the southern end, the national park is a Unesco World Heritage site comparable to Galapagos, an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean.
“For authenticity in Africa, Livingstone’s ‘Lake of Stars’ makes a headline appearance as an undiscovered jewel. Lake Malawi stuns travellers with vast powder-sand beaches and luxury havens in a spot of authentic paradise, offering two countries in one: Malawi and Mozambique,” writes the Huffington Post.
Second in Africa is Rwanda on position ,six which is rated for its silverback mountain gorillas which at 250 kilogrammes, the gentle giants are wildly endearing, particularly after hiking through rainforest and volcanic jungle.
It also makes the list because of the Nyungwe National Park rainforest, tracking 11 monkey species and Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, which sustains two million lakeside dwellers.
Last on the list from Africa is Madagascar Glinting green rainforest, sapphire sea and mountain peaks swirl in the mist in the fourth-largest island in the world, are some of the reasons that make Madagascar an emerging destination.
Other destinations are Pacific Islands and Micronesia, Churchill, Arctic Canada, Texas, US, Hyderabad and Gujarat, India, Uzbekistan, Nicaragua, Taiwan, Bhutan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Colombia, Serbia and Iran. n