Lake Malawi owes its existence to the Great Rift Valley - a north-south fault system reputed to be the largest crack on the surface of the earth. The Lake is a magnet for visitors with its clear waters, sandy bays and beautiful islands still magically unspoilt. Along the lake’s shores and around the boulder-strewn islands, you can dive or snorkel in aquarium-like waters, or else go exploring by boat or kayak.  The Lake is famous for its diversity of fish life, boasting more freshwater fish species than any other lake on earth. In the south around Cape Maclear is Lake Malawi National Park - a World Heritage Site that protects this astounding array of fish.

Recommended Camps
Nestled amidst trees at the head of a bay on remote Likoma Island, Kaya Mawa offers the ultimate escape from the real world. Visiting this tranquil, car-free island with its winding trails and stunning beaches is to step back in time. Little wonder that it is reputed to be one of the most romantic spots in the world.