The Calendar Lake
© Robin Pope SafarisKnown as the 'Calendar Lake' because of its measurements (365 miles by 52 miles), Lake Malawi is the 3rd largest fresh water lake in Africa and the 8th in the world. This vast body of freshwater provides water sport opportunities for those looking for something beyond sun, sand and swimming. Kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and water-skiing are just some of the lake activities available to visitors, or take a dhow cruise between the islands. The lake is teeming with an array of tropical fish, and it is home to hundreds of species found nowhere else on earth.
In addition, Malawi’s gorgeous Rift Valley scenery is reflected under the waters of the lake - creating a stunning marine landscape of dramatic rock formations, caverns and cliffs. These features make Lake Malawi one of the world’s top fresh water scuba dive locations.
Malawi itself is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” as the Malawian people are renowned for being extremely friendly and welcoming.