Lake Malawi is still one of Africa’s best kept secrets – empty beaches and crystal clear waters edged with mile upon mile of golden sand beaches – and without the crowds found in other beach destinations.
The swimming is safe, the people are unbelievably friendly and welcoming, the birdlife fabulous and the place is virtually deserted! Lake Malawi stretches some 500kms north to south, and with 2000 species of fish, mainly endemic, it also offers some fabulous snorkelling and diving opportunities.
The northern lakeshore combines well with the Nyika Plateau and Vwaza Marsh. The southern lakeshore is busier than the north but it remains a superb beach location. It is an easy drive or transfer from Liwonde National Park and only a short flight from Lilongwe.
Best of Malawi
Combine three contrasting elements to bring together the best Malawi has to offer.
Zambezi Wonders & Wilderness
A fabulous family safari offering the perfect combination of outstanding natural wonders, unspoilt wilderness, fun activities and incredible wildlife - combining the very best of Zambia and Malawi.
Mumbo Island is an exclusive camp situated on a pristine and otherwise-deserted tropical island floating on the clear waters of Lake Malawi.
Kaya Mawa Lodge
Close to the Mozambique shore, tiny Likoma Island is reached by a short flight or by boat and its setting is impossibly romantic.
Chintheche Inn is a small boutique beach hotel on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.
This exclusive beach property stands on a hillside on a peninsula overlooking the southern end of the lake.