Who were the colonizers in Malawi?

One of the first Europeans to spend significant time in Malawi was Dr. David Livingstone of Scotland. He was there in the 1850s-1860s. The northern city, Livingstonia, is named after him, and the southern city, Blantyre, is named after his birthplace.

The British colonized Malawi in the late nineteenth century when it was known as Nyasaland. Malawi became a British protectorate but was never an official colony.