Cape Maclear & The Islands
A bustling lakeshore community with souvenir street stalls and a beachfront full of activities. Cape Maclear is a must for those visiting Malawi, be it relaxing at the poolside with a drink in hand and a good book or on a sunset catamaran trip, or for those feeling more active; kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, local boat trips with snorkelling and fish eagle feeding.
Mumbo and Domwe islands have never been inhabited and are part of the Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. They have small sandy beaches and most of the islands are covered in woodland and spatterings of giant boulders, offering fantastic views of the lake and distant mountains. Mumbo, as the smaller of the two, offers circular walking trails around the island whereas Domwe is much denser and has a single steep trail up to a magnificent viewpoint.
Snorkelling and scuba diving is extremely popular with good visibility and a dense population of Cichlid fish. There are many species of birds living on the islands as well as monitor lizards and geckos.