Cape Maclear attractions

National Park in Cape Maclear

Lake Malawi National Park

Much of the area around Cape Maclear, including several offshore islands, is part of Lake Malawi National Park, one of Africa's few freshwater aquatic parks and a Unesco World Heritage Site. When organising activiti…
Cemetery in Cape Maclear

Missionary Graves

Just before the Lake Malawi National Park gate is a sign pointing to a path, which leads towards the hills overlooking the bay. A few hundred metres up is a memorial (vandalised, sadly) and a plaque on the rock, mar…
Landmark in Cape Maclear

Mwala Wa Mphini

This huge rock, crisscrossed with eroded grooves resembling tribal facial scars, is signposted from the main road. You can walk the 4km to this National Monument from Cape Maclear.
Museum in Cape Maclear

Museum and Aquarium

At the Lake Malawi National Park headquarters, inside the park gate, the visitor centre doubles as a small museum and sickly aquarium. The museum charts the area’s history, covering Livingstone’s work in Africa and …