Malawi is a landlocked country located in southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the south and east. It is known for its diverse geography, which includes the Great Rift Valley, the Nyika Plateau, and the Shire River. The country has a tropical climate and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and hippos. The capital city is Lilongwe, and the official language is English, although many other languages are also spoken. Malawi has a diverse culture, with over 18 ethnic groups and a strong tradition of folk music and dance. The country is also known for its beautiful beaches and scenic national parks, making it a popular destination for tourists.