Lake Malawi is Africa’s third largest lake, with absolutely stunning views and the chance to try your hand at snorkelling, jet ski, diving or kayaking, or if you’re in a more restful mood, you can simply enjoy the gorgeous beaches. As if all that wasn’t enough, Malawi has mountains and highlands, woodlands, savannahs and grasslands, with elephants, bats, lemurs, monkeys, hippos and a whole host of birds. If you like rougher terrain for trekking, check out the Majete Wildlife Reserve or enjoy a safari at Liwonde National Park, and Manchewe Falls takes the breath away, cascading 125km into the valley. The Cultural & Museum Centre Karonga is home to a large collection of locally-found fossils, including a full copy skeleton of the Malawisaurus, enjoy the exhibits in the Mzuzu and Stone House Museums, or climb the tower of the Cathedral of St Peter. And after all that activity, enjoy some of the local dishes, such as kachumbari (tomato and onion salad) or fresh usipa, chambo or mpasa fish.