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Lake Chilwa, Kachulu

#9 of 10 in Parks in Malawi
Water Body · Nature / Park
The second-largest lake in Malawi, the World Heritage Site of Lake Chilwa thrives with an exuberant bird population and expansive wetlands. Observe birds and explore marshes and floodplains that hide rich populations of fish and insects. In the center of the lake and on the northern shore lie two small islands--Chisi and Thongwe--inhabited by one of the country's most remote fishing communities, who still live like their ancestors. Even though it's possible to visit the communities, the prevalence of diseases like cholera often discourages visitors. Our Kachulu day trip planner makes visiting Lake Chilwa and other Kachulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Lake chilwa is a known for sea of sweet water. Its also famous for chamboo fish. You will find Very neat and clean blue water.  more »
  • At the time of writing, this lake and the whole ecosystem it supports are imperiled. Lake Chilwa may be Malawi's second largest lake, but it is only a few metres deep at the best of times, and this...  more »

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