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Lake Malawi

Visit Lake Malawi


Lake Malawi is the world's eighth largest lake and the third largest of the Great Lakes of Africa. With shorelines in Tanzania, Mozambique as well as Malawi, it's also known as Lake Nyasa and evocatively, as the Lake of Stars.

Malawi's dominant geographical feature is home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world, including upwards of 1,000 species of cichlid and numerous species that are found here alone. Its fresh water habitat also supports some wonderful African wildlife, including crocodiles, hippos and a large population of birds - including the impressive fish eagles, which feed off the Lake's abundant fish supplies.

The Lake of Stars is fringed in parts by many of Malawi's best hotels and resorts and possible activities on the waters include sailing, kayaking in pirogues - flat bottom locally crafted canoes - snorkelling and scuba diving. Spending lazy days on the lakeside beaches is another Lake Malawi pleasure.


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Top itineraries in Lake Malawi

Landscape, Chelinda Lodge, Nyika National Park, Malawi

Malawi in Style

14-day tailor-made holiday from £7,280 pp incl. flights

Malawi, known as the 'Warm Heart of Africa', is renowned for its friendly people, unspoiled landscapes and diversity of animal and birdlife.

Top places to stay in Lake Malawi

Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi

Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi

Contemporary lodge

Situated along the shores and a beautiful beach of Lake Malawi on Likoma Island, this is a romantic, contemporary, rustic yet chic property.

Mumbo Island Lodge, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp, Malawi

Contemporary tented camp

On a small tropical island in the heart of the mighty Lake Malawi, Mumbo Island Camp provides guests with a truly unique wilderness experience in an unforgettable setting.

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