In 2011 Malawi was recognised as a top ten destination by prestigious travel magazine Wanderlust. This was echoed in October of this year with Malawi being cited in two of the ‘top ten lists’ published by The Times newspaper, and earlier this month this small country had no less than 3 entries in CNN’s Most Stunning Spots in Africa.
Now Malawi has yet again been recognised as a top destination. Globe Spots is a site run by of an independent group who could be referred to as ‘professional travellers’. This month, they placed Malawi as one of their top destinations for 2013.
With over half a million pounds worth of press coverage in just the second part of 2012 alone, people’s awareness of this fantastic country is growing. It’s true to say that once you’ve travelled to Malawi, you don’t forget it! All these ratings, publicity and attention for Malawi are bound to boost demand for 2013!Globe Spots declare their goal to be to expand tourist and travellers mind about places they may or may not have heard of. They have a great ethos and from their write up (below) they clearly love Malawi!
“Malawi is often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, but this gem of an African country has more than enough to keep travellers enthralled. Having earned their country the nickname of the Warm Heart of Africa, the seemingly always smiling Malawians are without a doubt one of Malawi’s main attractions. Another is Lake Malawi, which provides ample beaches for sunbathing, islands for kayaking, fish for snorkelling and diving and even an annual music festival.
Add parks boasting the Big Five, the chance to walk and cycle with zebras and antelopes, mountains providing days upon days of spectacular hiking, an ancient steamboat and sunset cruises along the hippo-filled Shire River to the mix and you’ve got yourself a pretty incredible destination. Best of all? You’ll feel as though you have most of it to yourself!”
We couldn’t agree more! Listed alongside destinations such as Canada, Cuba and Portugal, we believe Malawi has certainly earned its place!