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Welcomes You To Likoma Island

Malawi forms part of the Africa's Great Rift Valley system. A small narrow country wedged between Zambia (West) Tanzania (North, North East) and Mozambique (South West, South and East). It is approximately 900km long and between 80km and 160km wide with a area of 118 000 sq km.Lake Malawi forms part of the Africa's Great Rift Valley system. 


Its main feature and attraction is Lake Malawi which stretches 500km down the eastern border. The 3rd largest lake in Africa; notably Malawi has also three other lakes which are located in the southern province. Considered as the 'Warm Heart of Africa', for its people are among the friendliest in the world. The scenery varies from palm-lined sandy beaches along the lakeshore to amazing dramatic sheer escarpments and incredible peaks.


In the warm waters of Lake Malawi, there lies one of the most isolated and beautiful exclusive Island paradise called Likoma. It is the larger of two islands situated in the northern province. With breathtaking views across the lake to the mountains and wilderness of Mozambique, Likoma is serene and peaceful as it was when first discovered by Scottish missionaries at the end of the nineteenth century. They built the famous St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral (same size as Winchester Cathedral in England) between 1903 and 1905 on the site where suspected witches were once burnt alive. Likoma Island was the headquarters of the Anglican church in Central Africa until the 1940s.

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