Lake Malawi National Park


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Elephants everywhere

Written on: May 28, 2013   |   I visited in December 2010 A great place to relax on the southern end of the lake.
We came by steamboat down the lake, which I will tell you grows wearisome. Pay the extra for the cabin, and expect many long, slow days with various delays. A good time for rum and writing.
At the park, there are elephants galore. Best elephants I can recall in Africa during my two long visits. There's some hikes out into a wetland area you can do alone that are pretty rewarding with hippos, elephants etc. This is a bit shady, so be alert and don't block an animal from the water or approach when young are around. I can't stress how shady it was out there...and therefore exciting.
The night game drives were fun with a lot of smaller game. No leopards this time, though they aren't as rare here as elsewhere.
Enjoy, and another note: we saw most of the elephants from within the fences of our lodge, which we reached on the backs of bicycle taxis with banana seats!
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 09, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 2011.
Lake Malawi should be right up there on any traveller’s bucket list. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Africa - as close to a beach holiday as you can get without actually travelling to the ocean. I’m talking sandy beaches, remarkably clear water; gorgeous scenery, balmy nights and romance by the bucket loads.

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2013   |   Visited: May 1996.
Though it looks thin and small on a map, this lake is large and magnificent. Staying at the south end for 10 days was the most luxurious stay one could have hoped for! There are islands out in the water, and storms can rage without notice from one side to another - - filling the skies with multi-color thunderclouds. Most of the weather was lovely, however, and t... read more
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