Climbing & Abseiling
With its variety of mountains and highlands, it’s no surprise that Malawi has a few places that can offer some great climbing experiences.
Walking and hiking opportunities abound in these areas with trails of varying degrees of difficulty but out-and-out rock climbing that requires specialist climbing equipment is mostly focussed on the Mulanje Massif. Here, a number of little-used routes up the great granite faces offer experienced climbers a variety of challenges. There are also opportunities for climbing on the Viphya Highlands. And where there is climbing, there is also a chance for abseiling.
Places offering Climbing & Abseiling
Mount Mulanje is Malawi's highest peak. At 10000ft (3000m), Mulanje dwarfs all that surrounds it. It lies to the east of Blantyre and is easily accessible.
The forested Viphya is a wonderful area for those seeking a combination of stunning scenery and solitude, with opportunities for trekking, mountain biking and various other activities.
Malawi has such beautiful and varied scenery throughout, that walking and trekking is popular at pretty much any location, even along the lakeshore.
There are a few places around Malawi where horse riding can be enjoyed – scenic locations that can be leisurely explored on horseback.
As well as Lake Malawi, rivers and smaller lakes and reservoirs provide varied fishing opportunities. Light tackle will cover most situations.
The change in scene over relatively short distances, and the varied terrain, make Malawi a great country for cycling.