Malawi - Geography
Malawi is a landlocked country, located in southeast Africa,
bordered by Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania.
It is 900km (560ml) long and only between 80km (50ml)
and 150km (90ml) wide. The area is a bit smaller than
Malawi (560km / 350ml long), occupies much of the
border. The eastern part of the country lies in the
Valley, dropping in height from 500m (1600ft) above sea
level at the
lake to 40m (120ft) in the far south. The west has
mountain ranges and
high plateau areas reaching altitudes of over 1500m
Malawi is a sub-tropical country and has a single rainy
season, which runs from November to late April and a dry
May to October/November.
Alongside the lake and in the south of the country,
maximum temperatures can reach 30+°C and humidity is high.
higher areas maximum temperatures are a more comfortable
25°C and it
can even be chilly at night.
The most common vegetation is brachystegia woodland,
which is technically deciduous but loses it leaves only
September/ October. In some areas there are also the
baobab trees and various types of palms. Around 400 orchid
been identified in Malawi.