The town of Salima is 22km east of the lake and 110km and about 1hour 25 minutes drive from Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. Salima is connected by M5 (Lakeshore road). Chipoka is one of the key ports on the lake where most Lake vessels stop including the MV Ilala.

Salima is a week-end retreat for many from Lilongwe and is also popular for day visits.

Must see and do

  • Stuart Grant Cichlid Fish farm
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Kuti Community Wildlife Reserve
  • Thuma Forest Reserve
  • Village Tours
  • Beach Soccer and other water based sports
  • Birding
  • Camping

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