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Lake Malawi

Lake of Stars

Lake Malawi is a mesmerising experience of light over water, whether you are watching the African sun dance off midday waves or the soft lanterns of fisherfolk float over the silky lake at night.

Below the waters of this inland lake a pristine freshwater ecosystem thrives. Diverse marine life, with 400 species of colourful cichlid fish, many of which are endemic, create equally magical viewings for goggle-wearing swimmers. Steep, tree covered hills enclose the lake, and sandy beaches and large granite boulders characterise its shores. The calls of African fish eagles fill the air above.

If you could choose an island in Lake Malawi to be castaway on, Likoma would be it. They say you are never lost on Likoma Island, because the locals will always point you home or walk you back themselves.

Likoma Island


Island Living

Experience white sandy bays and unspoiled lush vegetation, including forests of baobab and mango trees, and rocky slopes of idyllic Likoma Island. Part of the island’s charm is the welcome of warmth and smiles you can expect as you stroll through its villages.

Beyond the Water

In the centre of Likoma town stands the celebrated St Peter’s Cathedral, a magnificent piece of architecture and one of Africa’s largest churches. After two years of construction, the church held its first service in 1902 and they continue to do so today.

Watersport Adventures

This tropical beach destination offers everything from relaxed swimming to snorkelling, diving and a wide variety of watersports. Venture further out on Lake Malawi in boats and boards of all types to explore neighbouring islands and beaches. And the best of it all? The freshwater is gentle on your skin and eyes.


These are some of the experiences in the area that are additional to those included when you stay at our Likoma Island lodge.

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