Lake Malawi and Kaya Mawa
All too soon we were setting off to continue our adventure south. The boat left Mahale early in the morning and we got to enjoy sunrise on our way to the air strip. We arrived at the air strip, prepared the airplanes, boarded the guests and were soon on our way to a beautiful resort on the central western side of Lake Malawi. Likoma Island is home to Kaya Mawa resort and let me be the first to say that it is incredibly beautiful. The lake itself is crystal clear, the air is warm and Kaya Mawa resort is the ultimate place to stay. Unlike Lake Tanganyika, you are able to swim in Lake Malawi, at least at Kaya Mawa because there are no crocodiles on or around the island. The water was a perfect 25 degrees
celsius and the resort is packed with everything you need to enjoy the lake. You can kite board, wake board, paddle board, kayak, sail or snorkel around. Although you are on a small island, there is no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. Some of the guests chose to sun themselves on the beach all day, some of us had sailboat races and others chose to kayak around the island, taking in the sites of local villages and fishermen taking in their daily catch.
Lake Malawi is a magnificent place, the sights, sounds and people are all great. If you ever have a chance to visit Malawi, I strongly suggest you take in Likoma Island and Kaya Mawa resort. The air safari is getting ready to continue our trek south, next stop is Zambia to stay at Royal Chundu on the mighty Zambezi River. Here we will see the stunning Victoria Falls and listen to the hippos that make the river their home.