Rumphi is noted for the kindness of the people (it's even rude to pass by someone without greeting them). It is directly on the way to Nyika National Park, Nyika Plateau, Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve. Unlike its larger neighbour, Mzuzu, which has mild sunny weather almost all year, Rumphi has differing climate. The town being surrounded by hills. That's why always a nicely wind goes. Rumphi is famous for the cattle market. On every Saturday morning at 6am farmers and dealers are coming from far to sell and buy cattles. It's the biggest cattle market between Lilongwe, Karonga, and Mzimba.