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Cape Maclear, Malawi

Sep 1st 2015 at 9:02 PM

Cape Maclear in Africa is a small village in Africa which is renowned for fishing and also for various sports activities. It is the best fresh water beach in Africa including long stretch of powder-fine sand book ended by mountains and lapped by dazzling water. The best thing is that you can visit Cape Maclear all the year round. The weather remains warm throughout the year. David Livingstone, a missionary and explorer, founded Cape Maclear in 1859. He named the cape after his friend Thomas Maclear, who was an astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope.

People come to Cape Maclear attracted by various adventurous activities. The beach here offers opportunities for activities and there are various things to in Cape Maclear

Kayaking and Snorkeling: - Their rustic thatched base camp on the beach is the gateway to the Robinson Crusoe style island camps and which is no less than a treat. You can you can hire kayaks and snorkel gear. (The kayaks are very difficult to capsize but it is worth trying). After hiring a kayak you can paddle yourself to any of the three Cape Maclear Islands but most best is Thumbi Island which is only 30 minutes away.

If you are here do not Miss Scuba diving as it is a hub for scuba diving. You can dive with Cape Maclear SCUBA and experience the magical world of hundreds of multi-colored freshwater tropical fish along with an underwater world of giant granite boulders. Here courses are offered by professional to beginners

You can also enjoy sailing by hiring a catamaran for the day or just go for a cruise to enjoy the marvelous sunset. While being there do not forget to shop as Cape Maclear has some great shopping opportunities. Some tourists prefer hiking in nearby mountains panoramic view of the town

For accommodations there are hotels that suit every traveler pocket. There are plenty of sleeping options here to keep all sorts happy – from reed huts and tents on the beach to up market lodges serving fine French cuisine. Know about Cape Maclear Accommodation, Restaurants and Food

Travelers Tips

  • Malaria is a big problem in Malawi. It’s advisable to apply mosquito repellent in the evenings and sleep under a mosquito net
  • Never drink water from the taps, as it comes straight from the lake
  • Do check for inoculations before you get there

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