Lake Malawi, Malawi, Afrika Each of us carries the memory of a special place. A special time. To a fortunate few it is time spent on one of the most beautiful lakeshore beaches in the world. An extraordinary place known as Lake Malawi. This is a lakeside paradise waiting to be discovered. Close your eyes and you hear the call of a fish eagle, the lapping of the Lake on the sandy shore…. Open them and gaze across the sparkling Lake at a distant island, a faraway shore, an infinite blue sky.
Nature has endowed Lake Malawi with the richest variety of tropical fish of any freshwater lake in the world. Up to 500 species of cichlids are unique to these waters. In 1980, Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, was proclaimed a world Heritage Site.
If you’re keen on combining underwater exploration with relaxing, the cries of fish eagles, fishermen in dugouts silhouetted against the evening skies then Lake Malawi is an excellent place to visit.
Lake Malawi borders the Lake Malawi National Park and is in the little African country of Malawi. It is 4 hours drive from the cities of either Blantyre or Lilongwe.
When to Visit Lake Malawi
The Lakeshore areas have a low rainfall and a warm relaxing climate with mean daily temperatures ranging from 84°F (29°C) in January to 70°F (21°C) in July. The dry season is between May and October, with rain during the remaining months but particularly between December and March.
Getting to Lake Malawi
By Air: Direct flights several times a week from most European Capitals to Lilongwe International Airport.
By Car: From Lilongwe Airport it is about four hours by car to Lake Malawi.