As described in the following link, Malawi evolved out of England's Nyasaland Protectorate
Dr. Banda also established Lilongwe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilongwe)as the capital of the new Malawi, transferring the government from Zomba which had been the capital of Nyasaland Protectorate. Blantyre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blantyre remains the long-time economic center of the country.
The best known and dominant natural feature of the country is Lake Malawi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Malawi), the third largest lake in Africa and the 8th largest in the world. It's Chambo are a very popular eating fish and the lake provides a variety of recreational activities for locals and tourists. Fly fishing is a popular tourist pastime and Malawi is known internationally among fly fishermen as an excellent source of hand-tied fishing flies.