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The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjun... » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 » 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 THE 2015 MALAWI INVESTMENT FORUM » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. The Investment Forum will offer foreign and local investors, high level government officials and development partners an opportunity to discuss, on one to one basis, issues related to direct investments, joint ventures as well as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The Forum will also offer a networking environment for 300 participants to discuss packaged investment opportunities and joint venture projects with Malawian companies. The Malawi Investment Forum will focus on the following six sectors:- Agriculture and Agro-processing Tourism Manufacturing Energy Infrastructure Financial Services For more information and registration, visit www.mwif2015.com Important Information !! » Important Information Attention to all travelers and Malawian returnees. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the rise of cases in Malawi, the Government of the Republic of Malawi is requesting all travelers and Malawian returnees to complete a pre-departure form, stating approval to comply to the COVID-19 response requirements established by the government . The Mission urges all to comply with the requirements. Please find the registration form in this Link. For more information and applications for Malawi Visas and Permits visit: http://www.immigration.gov.mw Contact E-mail: evisa.support@immigration.gov.mw Travelling to Malawi during the COVID Pandemic: Malawi is very much open to welcome international travellers. Travellers are required to have negative PCR test no older than 10 days. Travellers may still however be tested on arrival. It is advised that travellers also check the requirements of transit countries. The Malawi Ministry of health have provided a voice message on the procedures for when guests arrive into the country, click here to listen.

Travelling over Land

Malawi has become a very popular staging post for trans-Africa travellers and it is also a very good country in which to begin an African trip. Many tour operators offer packages into and out of Malawi and there are regular coach services from Johannesburg and Harare.

When to visit

Malawi is always beautiful. The cooler months (May to October) are comfortable for travellers from the northern hemisphere, but the lush green summer (November to April) is also a good time to visit if due care is taken to avoid mosquito bites. The May and June months combine the best of both seasons - cooler, still green with great visibility - and are especially good for photography. Be warned that some country roads may become impassable to normal vehicles during heavy rains.

Game viewing is best in the hottest times of the dry season when the animals are forced to visit water sources, but the country is more attractive in the wetter, greener months. Bird watchers enjoy their best sightings in October and November.

Check for school holiday dates, particularly for those in South Africa when more tourists visit Malawi and resorts can become crowded.

Geography

The Great Rift Valley runs across eastern Africa like an ancient scar from the Red Sea in the north to the Zambezi valley in the south. Malawi has two rift lakes - Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe - as well as Lake Chirwa and Lake Chiuta, which lie outside the Rift system.  In all, over 20% of Malawi is covered by water.  The Shire River, the only outlet from Lake Malawi, joins the Zambezi river in Mozambique then to the Indian Ocean.

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Malawi provides plenty of opportunities for many types of activities. The magnificent Lake Malawi is a haven for boat activities and watersports, as well as having some of the best freshwater diving sites in the world. Eight land-based national parks and wildlife reserves offer all type of safaris in a wide variety of natural wilderness environments. The mixed terrain and varied landscapes also provide for excellent trekking and mountain biking opportunities, particularly in the highland areas.