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    Hi There,

    We are off to Lake Malawi in middle July, going via Botswana and Zambia. (Chobe, South Luangwa...).

    Our plan was to go to one of the southern camping places on the lake. I have heard that the pollution in the south of the lake has become quite an issue. A person reccommended that we rather go to the central part or even the northern part of the lake.

    Any comments about the pollution? General comments and advice will also be appreciated.

    Tobie du Toit

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    Hi,

    Pollution?

    I'm not sure what you mean, there is no industrial development around the lake , making it possibly the cleanest large body of water on Earth. There is not much industrial development in Malawi in general, but that's another story...

    The southern lakeshore is usually more silty than the central lake shore, especially during and after the rains. But you will still find crystal clear water around Cape MacLear and other places .

    Chinteche in the northern lake shore is lovely and great for camping .

    Cheers
    Last edited by tashtego9; 2018/06/25 at 07:31 PM.

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    As 'tashtego9' said. Buy I can highly recomend going up north, as its fhe best region of the lake, water is clear and not too many people.
    The road getting there from Lilongwe is not great until you pass Dwangwa. From there is good.( that is if going via lake shore route) can can go from Lilogwe via kasungu to Mzuzu and then to Nkhata bay which is a bit longer bt most of the road is brand new
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    Chinteti is great for camping. We had the entire overland area/pub/kitchen for ourselves plus 24 hr protection !
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    Check out Monkey Bay, possibly the best snorkeling area.

    Not noticed any pollution of note and been there more than once in the last 2 years.
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    Possibly what people were referring to is bilharzia - the rule of thumb is not to swim in the lake close to settlements as there is a better chance of picking up bilzharzia there. But it's not a big deal, the treatment these days is straightforward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobied View Post
    Hi There,

    We are off to Lake Malawi in middle July, going via Botswana and Zambia. (Chobe, South Luangwa...).

    Our plan was to go to one of the southern camping places on the lake. I have heard that the pollution in the south of the lake has become quite an issue. A person reccommended that we rather go to the central part or even the northern part of the lake.

    Any comments about the pollution? General comments and advice will also be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewMo View Post
    As 'tashtego9' said. Buy I can highly recomend going up north, as its fhe best region of the lake, water is clear and not too many people.
    The road getting there from Lilongwe is not great until you pass Dwangwa. From there is good.( that is if going via lake shore route) can can go from Lilogwe via kasungu to Mzuzu and then to Nkhata bay which is a bit longer bt most of the road is brand new
    We plan to do Lilongwe via kasungu to Mzuzu to Nkhata bay. Seems a good option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobied View Post
    Hi There,

    We are off to Lake Malawi in middle July, going via Botswana and Zambia. (Chobe, South Luangwa...).

    Our plan was to go to one of the southern camping places on the lake. I have heard that the pollution in the south of the lake has become quite an issue. A person reccommended that we rather go to the central part or even the northern part of the lake.

    Any comments about the pollution? General comments and advice will also be appreciated.

    Tobie du Toit
    Hi Tobie,

    We planning to do similar journey as yours to lake of stars in Malawi via Botswana and Zambia. Would you kindly share your trip report so we can learn from it to be better prepared.

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