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+ Things to do in Zomba
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+ – Zomba Plateau
The Zomba Plateau is one of the main attractions in Zomba. It offers breathtaking views, lush forests, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. You can enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and picnicking at various scenic spots such as Chingwe’s Hole, Emperor’s View, and Queen’s View.

+ – Botanical Gardens
Visit the Zomba Botanical Gardens to enjoy a relaxing walk among a variety of plant species. It’s a peaceful place to unwind and observe some of Malawi’s flora.

+ – Zomba Central Market
Explore the bustling Zomba Central Market to experience the local culture and buy fresh produce, local crafts, and other goods. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the daily life of the city.

+ – Ku Chawe Inn
Have a meal or a drink at Ku Chawe Inn, which is located on the Zomba Plateau. The inn offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is a perfect spot to relax after exploring the plateau.

+ – Emperor’s View and Queen’s View
These viewpoints on the Zomba Plateau offer spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. They are named in honor of the visits by Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Queen Elizabeth II.

+ – Lake Chilwa
Take a day trip to Lake Chilwa, located to the east of Zomba. It’s Malawi’s second-largest lake and a Ramsar site, known for its birdlife and fishing activities. You can enjoy bird-watching, boating, and interacting with the local fishing communities.

+ – Historical Sites
Visit historical sites such as the Old Parliament Building and the Gymkhana Club to learn about Zomba’s colonial past. The city was the capital of Malawi during the colonial period.

+ – University of Malawi
Take a tour of the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College. The campus is known for its beautiful grounds and has an interesting history.

+ – Horse Riding
Enjoy horse riding on the Zomba Plateau. There are local providers who offer guided horseback rides through the scenic trails of the plateau.

+ – Bird-Watching
Zomba and its surroundings are a haven for bird-watchers. The combination of highland and wetland environments provides opportunities to see a variety of bird species, including some endemic to the region.

+ – Hiking and Nature Walks
There are numerous trails for hiking and nature walks both on the Zomba Plateau and in the surrounding areas. Trails range from easy walks to more challenging hikes, catering to different levels of fitness and experience.

+ – Zomba Town
Wander around Zomba town to see its colonial architecture, including the old British colonial government buildings, and visit local shops and cafes.

Zomba offers a mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural experiences, making it a great destination for travelers looking to explore Malawi’s diverse attractions.

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