I am on safari in Liwonde National Park, Malawi. The park is one of the country’s national treasures. It is rainy season now in Malawi and although the wildlife is not as teeming as in the Southern Hemisphere winter (June to November), elephants, hippos, birds, warthogs, bush bucks, water bucks, porcupines, antelopes should still be in abundance. The park is situated around the banks of the Shire River, a major waterway in the south of the country.
Malawi is a land-locked country of 14 million people located in Southern Africa. It is bordered on the south and the east by Mozambique, on the north by Tanzania and on the west by Zambia. The country’s most significant geographic feature is Lake Malawi, the third largest freshwater lake in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage site.