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Mulanje Mountain


Mount Mulanje is located approximately one hours drive south of Blantyre, making it an ideal place to visit if you have limited time. The drive to the mountain is very scenic passing through tea estates along the way.

Rising up to 3,000 metres, Mount Mulanje is one of Malawi's most spectacular sights, with its highest peak being Sapitwa at 3,002 mtrs. The mountain covers an area of more than 1,000 sq km. On its slopes grow the Mulanje cedars, some of them over 200 years old. Deep gorges, impressive waterfalls and trout streams cut their paths from its heights, while in the lush foothills are tea plantations. The Chambe, west face direct, is claimed to be one of the longest rock climbs in Africa, offering 1675mtrs of roped climbing.

There are a couple of regular routes climbed, starting at Likhubula Forestry Station these are the Skyline Path to Chambe Basis and the Lichenya Path to Lichenya Plateau.

Did you Know?
The famous Author Tolkien wrote The Hobbit shortly after climbing Mount Mulanje

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