CNN has selected Nyika Plateau National Park, Lake Malawi and Mulanje Mountain as some of 26 amazing places in Africa to visit.
The list which was prepared by CNN Travel on July 12 positioned Nyika Malawi’s largest park on position ten describing it as one of the most unusual places in Africa with a plateau cut by numerous rivers that reach Lake Malawi by way of waterfalls off the eastern edge of the mountains.
“The eastern border of the plateau forms the wall of the great rift valley, the great domes of hills have gentles slopes, making Nyika perfect for both trekking and mountain biking as well as Jeep exploration, Antelope and Zebra abound, and the park has one of the highest densities in central,” read part of the article.
The list further rates Mount Mulanje as the 14th most amazing place to visit in Africa saying at around 3,000 metres, the Mulanje Massif is the highest mountain in central Africa. It is split in two by the Fort Lister Gap, a broad pass eroded by the Phalombe and Sombani rivers.
“The mountain is distinguished by giant basins of narrow gullies cut by fast flowing streams, a strenuous trek leads to magnificent viewpoints, en route expect to encounter monkeys, hares, voles and a carpet of enchanting wildflowers. After the rain, large number of butterflies are another feature,” narrated the list.
Lake Malawi was on position 26 and was described as one of the largest in the world. Dubbed “Lake of stars” by Dr. David Livingstone, with an estimated 1300 fish species, the lake has more tropical fish than any lake in the world.
“Lake Malawi is perfect for freshwater snorkeling and diving in Clearwater, the lake draws in a variety of bird species, as well as hippos, warthogs, baboons and occasional elephants,” read the article.
Other notable places that were featured on the list included the Victoria Falls in Zambia, Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and Table Mountain South Africa.