The relaxed, friendly, warm and iconic Lake Malawi runs three quarters of the length of Malawi and is an absolute highlight of this delightful country. Other than the natural aesthetics and cultural delights of the area, the wooden crafts of Lake Malawi are something to be seen, most notably the intricately carved Malawi chairs.
From a local perspective, the lake plays a very important role in providing food. Numerous fishing villages are scattered along its length but there are still miles of uninhabited golden beaches to be found. Lake Malawi has more species of fish than any other freshwater lake in the world, with over 600 species in the Lake Malawi National Park alone.
The 590 km long and 85 km wide Lake is the third largest lake in Africa, occupying one fifth of Malawi’s total area. At 700m it is incredibly deep. Its lowest point is more than 200m below sea level.
Tours Visiting Lake Malawi
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