Often referred to as ‘the warm heart of Africa," Malawi lives up to its nickname in all respects. From stunning to supremely friendly locals, combined with its low daily budget and relative ease of travel, Malawi is a great place to start off your African love affair.
South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn't be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.