Lilongwe, Malawian's capital, is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the west of Mangochi.
Of course, visiting just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a narrow glimpse into the broader qualities of a region. So allow time to discover Malawi's other cultural and natural attractions. Monkey Bay, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast, while Liwonde can be found 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north.
Discover the region's beautiful waterways. Canoeing and swimming are some of the popular ways to get wet here.
World travelers understand that exploring local food a great way to really get to the heart of an area. Two ingredients found in a number of Malawi recipe books are corn and potato. Of course no trip to this region is complete without experiencing the delights of nthochi (bread) and biltong (jerky like beef). And no meal is finished until you have had nthochi (banana bread), a common dessert in these parts. Request some Gold Label brandy. This is a popular spirit in the area. Soft drink is a common drink in this area.
So dust off your passport, load up your suitcase and head to this amazingly beautiful destination.