Set out early this morning to return back to Mfuwe Airport to meet the flight to Likoma Island and Lake Malawi (stopping in Lilongwe to clear customs on the way). It’s about an hour’s flight from Lilongwe to Likoma with beautiful scenery all the way up. Upon arrival you will be met by a guide and transferred to Kaya Mawa for three nights.
Likoma Island is the larger of two inhabited islands in Lake Malawi. Although both islands lie just a few kilometers from Mozambique, and are entirely surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters, they are both properties of Malawi. There is one town, Likoma Town, and (amazingly) here you’ll find St Peter’s Cathedral – the third largest cathedral in Central Africa! Built in 1903, this remarkable building is about the same size of Winchester Cathedral and is of real architectural and cultural interest. Inside, you’ll not only find a lovely working cathedral, but also a great deal of carved soapstone and stained-glass windows kept in perfect condition.