Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest (and the world’s ninth largest) lake, is so vast in size that it borders three countries; Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Also known as “Lake Nyasa” in Tanzania and “Lago Niassa” in Mozambique, this incredible body of water and continuous source of life covers a total surface area of 11,400 square miles. Located right at the southern end of the lake sits Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural gem which makes home to Malawi’s flourishing wildlife including hundreds and hundreds of fish species, many of which are endemic to the region and can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It goes without saying that the ecosystem of Lake Malawi is utterly unique. And with such a large area of land encircling Africa’s third largest lake, every travel experience here will be utterly unique too. Here is the ultimate guide to visiting Lake Malawi at any time of year.