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Lake Niassa

Lake Niassa is the Mozambique shoreline of Lake Malawi (same lake, different name!) located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It offers chance to experience untouched Africa at its best. Ancient rock formations, virgin woodland and scattered, secluded bays by the dozen make this a truly magical escape which has been off the radar for many years. Perfect for those seeking solitude and tranquillity in its unspoilt countryside and shoreline, it is well worth exploring if you have the time. Lake Niassa is the third largest lake in Africa – 100 kilometres across and 585 kilometres long with much of it surrounded by the imposing Rift Valley Mountains.

This great lake's tropical waters are reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than those of any other body of freshwater on Earth, including more than 1000 species of cichlids. Crocodiles and hippos also live contentedly in the waters. Lake Niassa was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique in 2011 in an effort to protect one of the largest and bio-diverse freshwater lakes in the world.

A remote and a very well preserved secret jewel of Africa, this is a perfect base for those wanting a beach experience far away from people and life as you know it. 

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