Monkey Bay

Monkey Bay

Travel to Monkey Bay – Beautiful Gateway to Cape Maclear

Monkey Bay is a town in the Mangochi District in the Southern Region of Malawi. The town is on the shore of Lake Malawi and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. It is a tourist resort and is often travelled through on the road to Cape Maclear.

Monkey Bay was ruled by the Muslim Yao chief and slave trader, Mponda, during the 1880s. In the late 19th century, the first Bishop of Likoma, Chauncey Maples, drowned near Monkey Bay in Lake Malawi. In the 1960s, there was a Fisheries Research Laboratory in Monkey Bay, funded by the then-Nyasaland colonial government.

Monkey Bay has been described as “the country’s best known resort” as well as the “best known resort-area” in Malawi. The area has sandy beaches and tropical fish to see and is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind.

There are diving schools in Monkey Bay so diving to see all manner of colourful fish is an option. You can also use the town as base from which to head to the beautiful and popular Cape Maclear.

Relax on one of the beautiful beaches and take in your surroundings and the atmosphere. Or head to local bars and restaurants to while away the time.

  • Visit a local diving school to start you off exploring the beautiful underwater world.
  • Relax on gorgeous sandy beaches.
  • Head to the beautiful and nearby Cape Maclear.


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