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.


  • Beaches
  • Landscape


  • Fresh Water Lakes
  • Interesting Rock Formations
  • Bays and Beaches

Places to Stay

Norman Carr Cottage

Style: International

Once the lakeshore retreat of the legendary Norman Carr, who pioneered walking safaris in neighboring Zambia's Luangwa Valley, this laid-back property is located in a secluded bay on Lake Malawi.

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Style: Boutique

Individually designed by the Dutch architect, the 10 villas of Pumulani are modern and spacious, with their lines blending harmoniously with the surrounding nature.

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Activities in Lake Malawi – Southern Lakeshore

Activities at Danforth Lodge

Sailing, Snorkelling, Scuba diving, Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tube rides, Kayaking, Fishing, Guided nature walks, Cultural tours.

Activities at Mumbo Island

Kayaking, snorkelling gear.

Activities at Nkwichi Lodge

Non-motorized water sports

Activities at Norman Carr Cottage

Snorkelling or sunset cruise


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