Lake Malawi is Africa's third largest body of water after Lake Victoria and Tanganyika. It is 580 km long from north to south of Malawi and its 75 km at its widest point. It occupies 20 percent of Malawi's total surface.
Home to hundreds of species of fish many of which are endemic. Its waters are salt-free, warm and crystal-clear perfect for diving. Other activities of interest include kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, swimming, boat trips, bush walking, interacting with the locals or you can just chill on the golden sand beach.
Lake Malawi has its own national park, a UNESCO world heritage site created to protect the lakes endemic fish species.
For scuba dive enthusiasts, Nkhata Bay and Cape Maclear is where you will find diving operators and excellent diving
PLACES OF INTEREST
Situated on the southern shore of Lake Malawi, This is were you find Lake Malawi National Park. A UNESCO world heritage site. The park includes land as well as the island of Mumbo and Domwe. The park was set aside due to its unique divesity of fish. The countless thousands of freshwater fish, the "Cichlids" are abundant and varied than anywhere else in the world and the fish will feed directly from the hand. Kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and scuba diving are some of the activities on offer.
SENGA BAY - SALIMA
This the closest beach from Malawi's Capital city Lilongwe. This is where you will probably find the longest stretch of beach and offers a wide range of places to stay. Activities of interest are boat trips to the nearby Lizard Island where you can snorkel, feed fish eagles. Kayaking can also be enjoyed here. Visiting fishing villages and interacting with the locals or you can just chill by the beach, cool down in the lake.
Nkhata Bay is situated on the northern shores of Lake Malawi. Here you find excellent diving. Other activities include kayaking, snorkelling, boat trips, socialising with the locals or just lazing by the beach.