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Lake Malawi, sometimes known as the Lake of Stars after the reflection of the stars in its clear waters, covers roughly one-fifth of Malawi.

Secluded beaches

Golden beaches can be found around the shores of the lake and its waters contain many endemic tropical fish. There are tiny islands offering delightful hideaways for those seeking relaxation and water sports.

Activities

Club Makokola, Southern Shores of Lake MalawiSwimming in the clear water, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking or simply swinging in a hammock and enjoying the views are just some of the activities on offer.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Lake Malawi

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Lake Malawi, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Lake Malawi

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Lake Malawi

    Our expert guides to exploring Lake Malawi

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Lake Malawi, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Lake Malawi at its best.

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      Kayak Africa's Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi

      Lake Malawi holidays

      Lake Malawi holidays

      Known as the "Lake of Stars" and running nearly the length of the country, Malawi is dominated by Lake Malawi. It's ideal for families, honeymooners or those simply seeking a relaxing break after a safari, and our country specialists will ensure you experience the best of it during your stay.

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    Accommodation choices for Lake Malawi

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lake Malawi. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.