The annual Lake of Stars Festival borrows its name from the nickname for Lake Malawi. This three day world music festival is held every October on the shores of the lake, which in turn, helps boost the economy and promotes talented local music artists.
Founded by a local Malawi man, the idea behind the festival was threefold: to raise money for the economy, raise awareness of the country as a tourist destination, but most importantly of all, to expose local artists to international crowds. The festival attracted dozens of people from the UK and hundreds attended from all over Malawi and Southern Africa. If you are in Malawi during October then we recommend this as an insight into local culture.
Lake Malawi, sometimes known as the Lake of Stars, covers roughly one-fifth of Malawi. It's ideal for activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or kayaking.
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