Mirror-flat azure waters lap the shores of golden beaches while a kaleidoscope of tropical fish enthrals your visual sense with its astounding colourful display. Embark on a journey to the endearing port town of Monkey Bay located on the southern end of Lake Malawi in Malawi.
Monkey Bay is a bustling port town and a pleasant lay-over whilst exploring the treasures of the area. The docking terminal for the Ilala steamboat, Monkey Bay pulsates with life on arrival and departure days and is the gateway for travellers vying to explore the glorious beaches of the nearby tourist town of Cape Maclear and the Lake Malawi National Park. A basic guest house operates within the town or you can travel a few kilometres along the coast where more upmarket lodges and terrific backpackers are located. Within the town centre is a supermarket, internet café, splendid market, various eating establishments and a lively bar with a pool table.
Explore the quaint town of Monkey Bay on a bicycle taxi, take delight in the stately presence of ancient Baobab trees surrounding the lakes shores, and relish the amazing lush picturesque surroundings. Snorkel and scuba dive the crystal clear waters and stand in awe at the enthralling sight of dazzling cichlids representing every possible colour of the spectrum in Lake Malawi National Park. The awe-inspiring marine park is also an enticing environment for leisure activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, hiking and excellent opportunity exists to view wild and birdlife. Monkey Bay holds it own when it comes to charm and character, quite a delightful harbour town not to be missed en-route to bigger attractions.