David Livingstone first saw Lake Nyassa, now Lake Malawi, in 1859 and was bewitched by its beauty. “The lake of stars” he called it, as a myriad of winking galaxies glittered from the crystal facets of the water. It’s a wonderful description, as exact today as it was almost a century and a half ago.
Sit on a perfect beach, and let your mind take in the wide wonder of turquoise water, blue sky and a milky distant shoreline of mountains. Rocky islands float on the water like fragments of fantasy, crowned with jungle. The whisper of waves softens the yelping call of fish eagles, and if you’re lucky you may glimpse the glossy head of an otter as it heads for a home among the rocks.