Best Of The Beach

Sitting in the warm sunshine on a white sandy beach with sapphire water stretching as far as the eye can see, you might be forgiven for thinking you're on an oceanic tropical island rather than on the shores of Lake Malawi, hundreds of kilometres from the coast.

Activities offered at Lake Malawi lodges are as you might have guessed; water-based. With the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world, the snorkelling is fantastic and it’s a top destination for freshwater scuba diving too. The flat lake surface is also perfect for leisurely kayaking and fair-weather sailing.

Back on dry land there are plenty of opportunities to go bird watching, or just to immerse yourself in the local beach culture. You can happily spend your entire Malawi vacation in and around the lake but away from the beaches and dugout canoes you will discover that the country's mountains, forests and wild reserves are well worth exploring.
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  • Likoma Island
  • Lake Malawi


Lilongwe - Likoma Island
Day 1

On arrival in Lilongwe (Malawi) you will be met and transferred to your flight to Likoma Island (a quick 1 hour hop), where you will be met by the Nkwichi boatmen who will transfer across the lake to the lodge – roughly a 2 hour cruise (with a short stopover at Malawi immigration and in Cobué to stamp into Mozambique).

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Nkwichi Lodge
Day 1-5

Nkwichi Lodge is set on a beautiful white beach in the Mozambican section of Lake Malawi (known in Mozambique as Lake Niassa). There are no roads within 10 miles of the lodge which helps create a feeling of remoteness and tranquility. Built to blend in with the surrounding scenery, the double storey building has expansive views over the lake. It’s up to you how much or how little you do in a day – you can swim, snorkel, sail, canoe, explore the surrounding Manda Game Reserve and visit local villages and community projects.

The lake’s fresh water is crystal-clear and contains a greater variety of indigenous fish species than any other lake in the world. After a morning’s activities you can always return to the beach to relax, sunbathe and read a good book. Nkwichi prides itself on practicing responsible methods of tourism development and is committed to protecting the environment and community development. Consequently, the lodge has won numerous awards for its philosophy and dedication to quality service.

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Nkwichi Lodge
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Likoma Island
Dat 5 - 8

Transfer by boat back (via Mozambican and Malawian Immigration) to the spectacular Kaya Mawa Lodge (Malawi) where you can relax and enjoy your escape from ‘The Mainland’.

Voted in the top ten ‘Most Romantic Places in the World’ by Conde Nast and in the Tatler top 101 Hotels in the World, most recently voted ‘Most romantic safari property’ by the Safari Awards 2018 and voted Best Beach Property in Africa in the Good Safari Awards. From the pristine white sandy beach, the stunning lodge is blended in with nature and the staff recruited from the local community, there is literally nowhere else like it…..

Fill your days with quad biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing, relaxing and dining on sumptuous Kaya Mawa meals. Also visit an arts and crafts initiative along with some inspiring community projects set up by Kaya Mawa.

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Kaya Mawa
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