Le sapitwa est le pic culminant du Malawi, à 3002 m – Sa signification en langue chichewa serait : « N’y va pas » – De quoi indiquer non seulement la difficulté de son ascension ou des conditions météorologiques, mais aussi la source de nombreux mythes et légendes particulièrement dissuasifs.

« The mythical Sapitwa is described as a dwelling place for various spirits including gods and goddesses. Mulanje Mountain is also known as the “Island in the Sky” and the place of mizimu (spirits) in various tales. So many different tales, stories, myths have been told about Sapitwa ranging from ancestral spirits somehow providing free meals to some allegedly covering those who trek to forbidden areas without following rules leading to some disappearing forever without a trace… » (source :

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