Fancy sailing to Likoma and Chizumulu Islands? Book two weeks ahead to charter the Mufasa for anything from two days to a fortnight, with rates starting at US$225 per person per night (US$900 minimum), including full board and activities such as snorkelling and fishing. No children under 16.

Danforth offers a range of boat tours to guests at its exquisite lodge, including sunset cruises (US$40 per person, minimum six people), a day of island hopping (US$75 per person) and snorkel trips (US$30 per person). Additional water-based activities on offer include PADI scuba-diving courses.