Dive freshwaters! Impeccably clean and the third largest freshwater lake in Africa, Lake Malawi offers amazing pristine beaches, mountains and lush forests. One of the top diving destinations, especially in October, you can enjoy these tropical waters with their colorful 700 species of endemic cichlids, as well as catfish, eels, crabs and otters. There are no corals or pretty vegetation but great rocky reefs and islands. The bays and beaches on the southern lakeshore tend to be the most sheltered and calmest. Lake Malawi National Park is located at Cape Maclear close to the southern end of the lake and includes a land area around the cape and bay as well as a number of islands.