An area encompassing the city that was Malawi’s capital until the 1970s, Zomba Plateau serves as an ideal spot to go for a hike. The plateau's highest point reaches an altitude of more than 1,800 m (5,905 ft), allowing for excellent panoramic views of the surrounding environment. Interesting vegetation, such as African juniper and Widdringtonia, line many of the paths in the area, with watefalls and dams serving as other interesting landmarks. Consider hiring a guide to help you navigate the network of hiking trails. Plan to see Zomba Plateau and other attractions that appeal to you using our Zomba trip planner.
Zomba Plateau reviews
I'm an amateur hiker at best, but a friend and I took a car up to the hotel and then hiked to the views. Not sure exactly whether we made it to Emperor's view or Queen's view, but I do know we... more »
Very nice drive up from Zomba, follow the sunbird sign. Nice and winding road up to the plateau with great views. Lots of fruit and such sellers along the way. Have a drink at sunbird and than drive..... more »
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