Lake Malawi and its islands are home to some of Africa’s most stunning beachside lodges. Some of the most important wildlife found in and around Lake Malawi include hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, monkeys, and fish eagles. Important bird species include herons, kingfishers, and cormorants. Other animals from around the lake include baboons, antelopes, and hyrax.
Lake Malawi is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including about 1000 species of cichlids. Many cichlid species from Lake Malawi are very popular among aquarium owners, because of their bright colors.