Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is the jewel in the crown of the country’s tourist. Discovered by the missionary-explorer Dr David Livingstone just over 150 years ago the lake is totally landlocked.

This vast body of freshwater fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a scenic wonderland but it provides water sport opportunities for those looking for something beyond sun, sand and swimming.

Its approximate dimensions are 365 miles north to south and 52 miles broad. The Lake, in the north, is quite extraordinarily deep: 2300ft (700m), plunging well below sea level.  The width of the lake’s shorelands vary from nothing to over 25 kilometres (16 miles), the edge of the Rift Valley rising steeply in places and more gently in others.



Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

This 1.1-sq-km wilderness area is Malawi's only sanctuary for orphaned, injured and rescued wild animals, and plays an active role in conservation. Local residents include a one-eyed lion rescued from Romania, a python, two cobras, baboons, duikers, servals, and blue and vervet monkeys. The entry fee includes a one-hour tour of the enclosures.

Operating Hours:

  • 8h00 - 17h00, tours on the hour 9h00 -16h00



Kasungu National Park

Kasungu National Park is an an 800 sq mile (2100 sq km) area of natural woodland and bush with occasional stretches of more open grass.  Elephants and antelopes are common, as are small herds of buffalo and zebra. Predators include leopards, hyenas, servals and jackals. There is a significant number of hippos in the lake at Lifupa and, as elsewhere in Malawi, the birdwatcher is well catered for.

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