Articles tagged with: malawi
The African nation of Malawi was among the destinations recognised at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards this year, with an accolade presented to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.
There's certainly a buzz surrounding South Africa, the Rainbow Nation being the first country on the continent to host the FIFA World Cup tournament.
Malawi is perhaps not the most obvious destination if you are looking for two weeks' sunbathing by a pool and clubbing the night away. This former British colony has long been overlooked by holidaymakers but thanks to Madonna's adoption of baby David and her recent attempt to adopt a second child from the country, it has been thrust firmly into the limelight.
Travellers to southern Africa should find the pre-holiday bureaucracy easier in the future as the 14 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have signed a deal to facilitate a single travel visa for the region.
Five British holidaymakers are among the dead after a plane used on a cycling tour crashed in northern Malawi.
See the 'big five' on an Africa safari holiday