Lake Malawi is the second deepest lake in Africa and is located in Malawi. It has more fish species than any other lake in the world. Lake Malawi is known as the Calendar lake because it is 365 miles long. The lake is Malawi’s gem - a beautiful fresh water lake measuring approximately 500 kms by 84 kms. Being landlocked has made Malawi, as a whole, hidden from the rest of the world. Even though Malawi encourages tourism, the lack of it has meant this area of Malawi is practically untouched and natural.
Lake Malawi has a wide variety of bird and fish sanctuaries which can be visited by arrangement with your resort, alternatively local fisherman also offer trips. The majority of bird and fish sanctuaries are a brilliant place to snorkel or have a picnic. Lake Malawi National Park can also be visited offering sites of Malawi’s big game, baboons and a variety of birds. A must taste while visiting the Lake is the famous Chambo fish, you could easily buy fresh fish from local fishermen early in the morning and either cook them yourself or ask the resort to do it for you.
Other activities in and around Lake Malawi include:
Staying over in Lake Malawi includes anything from beach side resorts to private island getaways - enough to suit all tastes, budgets and trip types. Whether you are experiencing a luxury honeymoon on your own island or an activity-based holiday on the lake shores, the selection accommodation is extensive.