Lake Malawi National Park


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Written on: April 22, 2013   |   I visited in 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 the water BLUE.

Snorkeling was offered, and with visitors studying “cichlids” it was a must. These are small blue fish (about 4” long) with yellow cheeks that, when threatened, take their baby fish into their mouths. When it’s “all-clear!,” out they come! We were lucky to see African fish-eagles swooping down for prey, as well as Kingfisher and hammerkop birds.

The beaches are lovely sand, and there are small guest-retreats or a lively backpacker place with lots of young travelers. Souvenirs are sold by locals on the beach, and just hanging out and eating al-fresco is the best.
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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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Vervet monkey
Warthog
Hippopotamus
Nile crocodile
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 28, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 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 ... read more

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Elephant
Dik dik
Warthog
Hippopotamus
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Lake Malawi is stunning. River safari further south on the Shire River a treat with hippos and crocs.

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