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Rumphi Destination Guide

Delve into Rumphi in Malawi!

Rumphi in the region of Northern Region with it's 20,727 residents is a place located in Malawi - some 204 mi (or 328 km) North of Lilongwe, the country's capital.

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Local time in Rumphi is now 12:01 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Blantyre" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Mbeya, Iringa, Karonga, Songea, Samuel Nyirenda or Lichinga. While being here, you might want to check out Zgambo, Wankhama, Rumphi, Nyirongo, Nyirenda and Majimsingo Zgambo as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Malawian Dance Competition 1

01:11 min ( August 12, 2006 by ashleymkent)
Views: 8,027 - Rating: 4.5/5

A dance competition in Bolero, Rumphi District, in the northern region of Malawi. Three mens dance groups competed from three different villages dancing muganda and muwuso (I think this dance is mugan...

Malawi Medicine Man

02:03 min ( February 24, 2008 by 356artist)
Views: 433 - Rating: 0/5

After trekking back from the main road through a cornfield dotted with villager's huts we sat under a large tree and were introduced to the local medicine Man who went into a "trace dance"

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Interesting facts about this location


Rumphi is the capital of the Rumphi District in the Northern Region of Malawi. It is a lively town with a market which serves the widespread tobacco farming community. Rumphi is noted for the kindness of the people (it's even rude to pass by someone without greeting them). It is also known for nearby Nyika National Park, Nyika Plateau, and the summer heat. Unlike its larger neighbour, Mzuzu, which has mild sunny weather almost all year, Rumphi has very hot summers.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -11.02, 33.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Northern Region, Malawi, Populated places in Malawi

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is a national game reserve in Malawi. In contrast to the Nyika National Park on the Nyika Plateau much of Vwaza is located on low lying flat ground although the eastern side of the park is hilly. It is located to the southeast of the plateau and to the north of the floodplains of South Rukuru River and covers an area of 1,000 km². The park is characterised by Mopane and Miombo woodland and marshy wetlands which attracts a significant number of birds to the reserve.

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Located at -11.02, 33.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:National parks of Malawi

Northern Region, Malawi

The Northern Region of Malawi, population 1,698,502(2008), covers an area of 26,931 km². Its capital city is Mzuzu. The Northern Region borders Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, Lake Malawi to the east, and Malawi's Central Region to its south.

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Located at -11.02, 33.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Malawi, Northern Region, Malawi, Regions of Malawi

Lake Kazuni

Lake Kazuni is a lake of Malawi. It is located in the Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve. The Kazuni Safari Camp is an important accommodation area near the lake. The lake supports a significant hippo population.

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Located at -11.02, 33.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Lakes of Malawi