Lake Malawi is Africa’s third-largest and second-deepest lake, home to the world’s greatest number of fish species in a single body of freshwater, including more than a thousand types of kaleidoscopic cichlids. Named ‘the Lake of Stars’ by early explorer David Livingstone because of the twinkling of fishermen’s lanterns on its surface, today is a playground for water-sports lovers and a national reserve.
Begin this 9-day tour at Mvuu Camp in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park where you spend two full days tracking the Big 5 along the fertile banks of the Shire River. Then transfer to owner-run Danforth Lodge in Cape Maclear where you enjoy two nights drinking in stunning lake and island views between revelling in a host of water-based activities. Set sail from Cape Maclear to Monkey Bay on fully-catered catamaran Mufasa where you will stay onboard for two blissful nights, enjoying scuba diving, fishing and visiting remote and unspoilt sites along the way.
A perfect combination of land and lake, this holiday is ideal for adventure lovers who want to get off the beaten track and experience one of Africa’s perfectly-formed, warm-water jewels.