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The town of Mangochi lies close to the southern shores of Lake Malawi and north of the smaller Lake Malombe. The uncrowded beaches on Lake Malawi’s vast body of water will have you believing you are on an island surrounded by calm clear seas.
ChiChewa is Malawi’s official language but children are taught to speak English at secondary school, now widely spoken throughout the country.
The Mangochi Lake District is approximately 190km from Malawi’s largest city Blantyre, easily reached on the tarred M10 freeway yet remote enough to enjoy your privacy on the lake shores.
Malawians are a peaceful and friendly nation, the country is stable and the Malawian Kwacha currency will guarantee a holiday of excellent value.
Mangochi has a tropical savanna climate, it’s a true paradise for sun worshippers!
Things to do
A beach holiday wouldn’t be a beach holiday without a glut of watersports and resorts based in Mangochi all offer the necessary amenities. Catamarans and dinghies are readily available and some resorts offer waterskiing too. Other more relaxing options are snorkeling and swimming or just lying on the beach, soaking up the sun.
Visit the Mpale Cultural Village to experience much of Malawi’s culture and watch the traditional Beni dancers perform. The village has a museum and restaurant on the premises.
The Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art at the nearby Mua Mission is a fascinating mission station (dated 1902) that showcases the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao cultures. Artistic pieces drawn from local communities are on display at the art gallery. The owner is a somewhat charismatic ex-Canadian.
The National Park at Cape Maclear – known to the locals as Chembe – is unique in that it’s one of only a few aquatic national parks worldwide. The area has countless coves in which to enjoy the clear waters. Also at the site is a small aquarium... Show more