Lake Malawi, with its golden sandy beaches and sparkling clear blue waters, was described in David Livingstone's diary as 'the Lake of Stars.
Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and the ninth largest in the world, with a maximum depth of 700m in the northern part of the Lake, making it the third deepest lake in the world. Lake Malawi National Park, the world's first freshwater national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to abundant and colorful cichlids. The Lake is thought to have nearly 1,000 species of cichlids, making it the single-largest lake in the world with the largest variety of fish species. This exceeds the number of freshwater fish species combined in Europe and North America.
Lake Malawi is a scenic wonder with a rich variety of fish and one of the best freshwater lakes in the world, offering a wide range of water sports. Swimming, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, and paddle boarding are just a few of the water sports on offer all year round, and they are a magnet for visitors. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi are also ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. The water is clearly clear during the dry season (especially from June to December), and visibility can reach up to 30 metres. With a snorkeling mask on, you can easily spot the vibrant fish that live in the Lake and feed from the rocks on the shore. Rather than hiding, the fish will swim around you, approaching you and greeting you.