This is the only standalone guidebook to the self-styled 'Warm Heart of Africa'. Accessible, affordable and tranquil, Malawi is dominated by the scenic splendour of Lake Malawi, running for 500km through the Great Rift Valley. Elsewhere are numerous little-visited mountains, forests, game reserves and rock art sites. This updated covers everything from wildlife viewing and lakeshore idylls to the best lodgings and eateries for all budgets as well as several significant political changes. Important developments include the conversion of Majete Game Reserve to a fenced 'Big Five' reserve with a world class safari camp.