The lake Nyasa (Nyasa means
"lake") is located at the south-west of
Tanzania, The lake lies in three countries'
and Malawi. However, it is bordered by three
Tanzania , Malawi and Mozambique. It is the
third largest in Africa (after
Lake Victoria and lake
Tanganyika) with 550 kilometers length
and 75 kilometers width, covering an area of more than 11,400
square kilometers. In some parts, the lake is as deep as 700
The lake lies in the sided walls of
mountain ranges: the forested
Livingston Mountains and Nyika Plateau, which provide the
magnificent view of the lake from far and the landscape for
hikers and backpackers.
also among the Great Rift Valley's lakes, which shares some of
the characteristics with lake
Tanganyika. The lake has a distinctive
characteristic: 14 rivers pouring their waters into the lake, and
only one river which flows out to the sea, River Shire.
Some parts of the
lake offer nice beaches and places to swim. Matema, in the
northern part of the lake is considered to be the best beach for
people who like to relax swim along the lake
shore. In contrast to other lakes the water of lake Nyasa is
bilharzias free. There are also caves and interesting
waterfalls to see.
include local canoeing ride down the river, hiking on surrounding
Though Lake Nyasa
does not receive many tourists, the lake is magnificently
attractive and is rich in crocodiles and hippopotamus. For
Fish lovers, Lake Nyasa is biologically the most diverse lake,
containing approximately 30% of world's cichlid species (colorful
fish which are easily seen in the lake's clear water).
With combination of
TAZARA Round Trip, Reaching this Far will provide
you the most landscape picturesque of Tanzania's Geography