Chintheche beach holidays Malawi – A concentration of small lodges, each having its own beach, is found around Chintheche on Lake Malawi’s northern shores. These are some of the best beaches on the lake. The lodges include Chintheche, which offers luxury accommodation combined with a safari-like experience of the area; and the charming Makuzi beach lodge, family-run with great food & individually decorated stone chalets, and with excellent connections to its local community. For groups or families is The beach house, built in a colonial style on a wonderful stretch of beach and offering 4 double bedrooms in one house. 15km south of Chintheche is the very popular Kande horse and stables guest house where horse riding can be enjoyed from excursions of a few hours up to two week tours. You can even ride the horses into the lake. As well as all the lake activities and horse riding, both Makuzi and Kande offer occasional yoga retreats.
In addition to the beautiful lakeshore, there is a site of historical interest at nearby Bandawe Mission. This was the location for the second attempt by Dr Robert Laws to establish a Livingstone mission. As at Cape Maclear, malaria took its toll and the missionaries moved further north to the present site on the Kondowe Plateau. The church remains, with its laterally sided pulpit and banked seating, as do a number of missionary graves.
Lake Malawi is a wonderland that offers all types of water sports and activities expected of any tropical beach destination. There are boats and boards of all types available to have fun with and to explore the waters, islands and beaches of the lake.
Chinteche beach holidays Malawi – When it comes to small boats, the Lake is best known for its kayaking and sailing options with kayaks & canoes available at most beach lodges and even the option to take on longer expeditions along the lakeshore. A few lodges have small sailing boats for personal use or larger ones for a leisurely cruise. The crystal clear water of Lake Malawi make it an ideal location for snorkelling and donning a mask will give immediate access to the colourful kaleidoscope of tropical fish that live in the Lake and feed from the rocks along the shore. For those who wish to go that little bit deeper, there are a number of PADI registered dive schools along the lakeshore who offer great value scuba diving, including full courses to learn how to dive. One or two lodges even offer water skiing and sailboards and paddle boards are to be found at others. For the less energetic, Boat trips range from the famous Mv Llala lake ferry to sailing in an ocean-going yacht. Cruises into the upper reaches of the great Shire river are also possible.