Malawi, East Africa

Likoma Island

Situated in the north-eastern corner of Lake Malawi set in Mozambican waters lies the small unspoiled Likoma Island. The island is surrounded by crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and an abundance of cichlids – some of which are endemic of the Likoma area. The island is only 17km², and has one town, Likoma Town, here you will find Central Africa’s third largest cathedral, St Peter’s. Bearing in mind the size of Likoma Island there isn’t an endless number of things to do, however, you will find some breathtaking experiences. Diving off the island is good and you will be able to swim with the brightly coloured cichlids. There are over 20 dive sites around Likoma Island for you to explore. Another water based activity, boat trips; you can take boat trips around the island, to the nearby Chizumulu Island or to neighbouring Mozambique. If you want to explore the island and visit the various island villages, you can on foot, alternatively you can seek a thrill and hire a mountain bike or quad-bike. Whilst on your excursion be sure to visit the old Baobab on the New Market Place. Nowadays, the baobab is hollow and sometimes used as a storeroom.

escape to an island paradise steeped in culture