For those who may wish to turn their conference trip into a
working vacation, there are a number of good tourist attractions
within Zomba’s reach. Below we detail some which you may
Chancellor College is located in Malawi’s old capital, Zomba
situated in what is now known as the Eastern Region of Malawi.
Zomba is also home for University of Malawi’s Central
Administrative Offices which are located on the slopes of
the magnificent Zomba Plateau. The plateau itself is quite
a lure to many adventurers.
There is a nice three star
Sunbird KuChawe Inn on top of the plateau. For those who
love hiking, there is always a hoard of hikers going up and
down the mountain every day. Places to visit on the plateau
include Mulunguzi Dam, “Emperor’s View” named after Emperor
Haile Selassie of Ethiopia who set foot on the mountain in
1964 and admired the valley below stretching all the way to
Lake Chilwa some 80 km away and finally receding into a view
of Mulanje Mountain some 130 km yonder.
Liwonde National Park
The Liwonde National Park is perhaps the most popular of all
the parks in Malawi, and it is about an hour’s drive from
Zomba. The park boasts game viewing along the River Shire
on its Western border.
Wildlife includes elephants, hippos,
and crocodiles. In addition Antelopes include kudu, sable
and bushbuck; leopards, hyenas and lions can sometimes be
spotted, as well as the Black rhino. For those who love to
bird watch, there is an exceptional variation of our
Accommodation is decent for those
who would like to stay the night in the Mvuu Lodge and it
is also close to the Mvuu campsite.
Lake Malawi is the pride and joy of the country.
It hosts the Lake Malawi National Park, world’s first freshwater
national park and a World Heritage Site. The Mangochi Lakeshore
is about a two-hour drive north of Zomba. It includes the
greatest concentration of lodges and hotels in the Southern
lakeshore between Mangochi and Monkey Bay.
The accommodation is suited to taste: some include
sophisticated gold course, private beaches and airstrip
to more simple intimate accommodation.
Mulanje Mountain Hike
Mulanje Mountain offers some of Malawi’s most breath-taking views.
The mountain is about a two-hours and thirty minutes’
drive South of Zomba, and has many fascinating myths and
spiritual beliefs that are associated with it. These stories,
for the most part, remain part of the local narrative.
There are nine huts on the mountain owned by the
Forestry Department and maintained by the Mulanje Mountain
For more information: http://www.mcm.org.mw/