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Visit Likoma Island & Mozambique Lakeshore, Malawi

This sleepy island is steeped in colonial history: its cathedral which was built by missionaries inspired by David Livingstone. The Mozambique shores can be reached by a boat trip from Likoma Island.

Likoma Island & Mozambique Lakeshore, Malawi

Towards the northeastern corner of the lake close to the Mozambique shores lies the tiny unspoilt Likoma Island, with its rocky promontories, golden beaches and huge baobab trees.

Colonial history

This sleepy island is steeped in colonial history, evidenced by St Peter’s Cathedral which was built by missionaries who came to the island inspired by the words of David Livingstone.

The Mozambique shores lie close by and are reached by a short speedboat trip from Likoma Island. Here visitors will find untouched wilderness stretching down to white sand beaches.

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