Given the size of Malawi – 45,747 mi² – it is quite incredible how diverse the country is. There is Lake Malawi of course, and with that comes remote islands, picturesque shorelines, and stunning sunrise and sunsets. Then there are the mountainous grasslands of Zomba plateau and of course Mount Mulanje that peaks at 3,002m. Not to mention the national parks and wildlife reserves. Malawi encloses 5 national parks, each of them offering a new experience, landscape, and wildlife. Malawi hosts many national parks but the stars of the show include Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, both of which are under African Parks management in collaboration with Malawi’s Department of National Parks & Wildlife. These parks are shining beacons in conservation success across Africa and both are Big 5 Parks. These reserves show the natural beauty of Malawi and are a perfect way to experience Malawian wilderness.