Swimming and Sailing – find any hotel and that’s what you are going to want to do. Avoid swimming off the shore as bilharzia is prevalent along the shallow shoreline – as are hippos. Instead, take a boat into the deeper water for some swimming and snorkeling.


Norman Carr Cottages – delicious buffet dinner every night, not to mention the best entertainment in the form of the owner Taffy.


Pumulani – the piece de resistance of Lake Malawi, if you can swing the cost this is the place to stay. Epic views, privacy, and exclusivity reign king here.

Norman Carr Cottages – the proprietor of Norman Carr Cottages (the former summer residence of famed conservationist Norman Carr) Taffy is the life of the party. Quick to ensure his guests have the best time, he regals everyone with stories of his fascinating life living overseas and ensures the wine is flowing. Never a dull night, great company, and adorable accommodations with an outdoor shower under the stars.