Accommodation on Lake Niassa is in an eco-lodge on the white sand shores of the lake offering
rustic accommodation and pioneering sustainable tourism
initiatives. ... Lake Niassa Accommodation
Lake Niassa Tours
This freshwater of Lake Niassa provides a wonderful opportunity for guests
to explore the lake with a number of activities along its shores, and
beneath its transparent surface. ... Lake Niassa Tours
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Lake Niassa (as its known in Mozambique) is the 9th largest freshwater lake in the world. As you stand on the shoreline looking out over the blue water it feels as though you are looking out to sea - it's an enormous expanse of crystal clear water shimmering in the bright sunshine. This freshwater environment provides a wonderful opportunity for guests to explore the lake with a number of activities along its shores, and beneath its transparent surface.
There can't be a more inviting place to swim than the Nkwichi beach. Mchenga Nkwichi means 'the sand that squeaks' - it's true. The sand is so fine underfoot and as white as you can imagine. One of the drawbacks from swimming in the sea is the bitter taste of saltwater. This isn't a problem at Nkwichi as Lake Niassa is one of the world's cleanest lakes.
Spend hours exploring the underwater world which opens up to them as they gaze below the surface and meander through the rock pools along the lakeshore. It's an enormous natural aquarium with hundreds of beautifully coloured species of fish known as cichlids. Lake Niassa has over half the world's cichlids swimming in its clear water
This has to be one of the most peaceful ways of exploring the local lakeshores. The lodge has its own Canadian style canoes which are sturdy and comfortable. Either you can be paddled by one of the lodges guides or take out a canoe with a friend and try to spot a pair of otters playing around on the rocks or diving underwater. This is also the best way to see the lakes bird species. You are able to get far closer in a canoe especially whilst drifting at dawn or dusk.