Set on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Manda Wilderness encompasses a beautiful area of the lake and the Mozambican shoreline. Manda Wilderness Community Trust is designed to empower the local people after years of civil war as well as bring strong conservation to the fore with a stunning 120,000 hectares of protected wilderness. Covering a diversity of terrain, explore kilometre after kilometre of beach, thick riverine forest and the crystal clear waters for which Lake Malawi is famous.
The lake offers spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities, with around 1000 species of tropical fish joined by the odd crocodile, two different species of otter and hippo. While exploring the underwater depths is the main attraction game viewing by canoe and on foot are also on offer.
The diversity of wildlife found in the surrounds may not be able to match its former post war glory, with an absence of big game, but there is still the chance to see zebra, antelope and buffalo in the wider area. Birding is excellent, with raptors quite common - sightings of fish eagle swooping down to snatch prey is priceless.
Your best accommodation option for holidays to Manda Wilderness & Lake Malawi is Nkwichi Lodge. Set on the shores of Lake Malawi, Nkwichi is the gateway to eight stunning beaches and is a truly beautiful setting for some much needed relaxation. Perfectly secluded, the property is well-appointed with chalets and private housings the ultimate authentic retreat. For something a little different star beds on the beach are the perfect way to spend the night.
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