Likoma Island is the larger of two islands in Lake Malawi, East Africa, with the smaller being Chizumulu Island. Likoma and Chizumulu are both in Malawi, and they form the Likoma District. Despite being only a few kilometers from Mozambique and completely surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters, both islands are exclaves of Malawi.
Despite its high population density, Likoma Island’s natural environment is largely unspoiled. The coastline is diverse, with rocky cliffs, sandy bays, and swamps. The interior of the island is mostly covered by grassland, with a large number of baobab trees (of the Adansonia digitata species) and mango trees. Small reptiles, amphibians, birds, and a variety of invertebrates, including scorpion spiders, make up the majority of the flora and fauna. Crocodiles are occasionally seen along the coast. The waters around Likoma, like the rest of Lake Malawi, are home to a variety of cichlids; some, like Labidochromis caeruleus likomae, are endemic to the area.
-Likoma Island divers
-Scuba and snorkeling
-Visiting St Peters cathedral