Lake Malawi is a breathtaking sight to behold with shimmering waters that reflect the African sun by day and the soft glow of lanterns carried by fisherfolk at night. Below the surface of this vast inland lake lies a pristine freshwater ecosystem teeming with diverse marine life, including over 400 species of colorful cichlid fish, many of which are endemic to the region, providing magical views for goggle-wearing swimmers. Encircled by steep, tree-covered hills, and sandy beaches and large granite boulders line its shores. The calls of African fish eagles fill the air above, adding to the serene ambiance.
Take in the beauty of white sandy bays, lush vegetation, and rocky slopes, featuring forests of baobab and mango trees. This tropical beach destination offers something for everyone, from leisurely swimming to snorkeling, diving, and a wide range of water sports. Rent a boat or board and venture out onto Lake Malawi to explore its neighboring islands and beaches. And the best part of it all? The freshwater is gentle on your skin and eyes, making it the perfect environment for enjoying all your favorite water activities.
Cape Maclear is a charming resort town surrounded by mountains and nestled within Lake Malawi National Park. Here, you can enjoy a variety of beachside bars and local restaurants while taking in the spectacular scenery of golden sand beaches and turquoise water. Cape Maclear is a Robinson-Crusoe paradise, making it a highly sought-after tourist destination. Take a kayak over to nearby Thumbi Island and spot the majestic fish eagle, sail across the lake while catching a picturesque African sunset, or scuba dive into the crystal-clear depths of the lake, which boasts some of the world’s best freshwater diving. Other popular activities include bird watching, windsurfing, hiking, swimming, shopping in local craft markets, island tours, and guided village walks.
This trip offers a 13- day adventure to Zambia and Malawi. Explore Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi. Read more →