These crystal clear freshwaters of Lake Malawi are amongst the most bio-diverse, teeming with an array of tropical fish – it is home to hundreds of species found nowhere else on earth, more species of freshwater fish are found here than in Europe and North America, combined. If you’ve ever been to a pet store, chances are you’ve seen a Malawi cichlid. This brightly coloured fish is widely popular around the world because they add so much life and color to tropical freshwater aquariums. Nothing compares to the wild patterns and intense colors of these rare tropical fish.
Lake Malawi is the ninth largest lake in the world and the second deepest lake Africa . It is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania in Africa. The lake is a massive 560km long, 80km wide and reaches a depth of 700m providing the opportunity for almost any water sport you can to think of. An untold underwater world of wonder awaits you! Secluded bays, untouched beaches, towering monoliths are just an idea of what you can enjoy. With the Lakes gorgeously warm temperatures and not having to worry about big surf or powerful tides Lake Malawi offers one of the world’s best diving right on our doorstep, for example the site featured in David Attenborough’s BBC series – Planet Earth.
Its warm freshwaters and beautiful surrounding beaches make it a Mecca for those seeking an all-year round swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling safaris through the array of brightly coloured fish, water-skiing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing or simply paddling and playing on the pristine waters edge. Canoe or cruise by in a dhow along the magnificent Rift Valley shoreline while watching a spectacular African sunset!
Divers and snorkelers can’t believe the variety of fish they encounter and how close they get to them. You almost have to push them away to take pictures. You will be knocked out by how much more dazzling and vivid their bright colors appear when they are right in front of your nose. So if you have never donned a wetsuit or flippers before and if this sounds like something you’d like to try where better? With plenty of PADI beginner’s courses you will be flapping those flippers in no time!