Central Malawi lies on the southern part of the eastern shores of Lake Malawi and is home to the capital of Lilongwe. Its fairly flat terrain disguises the fact that it is part of the high plateau of central Africa.
- Ntchisi Forest Reserve
- Kasungu National Park
- Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
- Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
- The Chongoni Rock Art Area near Dedza featuring prehistoric rock art. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.