Likoma Island is a beautiful and fairly remote island steeped in history. It is the largest inhabited island in Lake Malawi, while officially part of Malawi it resides in the waters of Mozambique and enjoys friendly trade with both sides of the lake. The island exhibits a range of scenery and habitats surrounded by rocky outcrops, sandy shores and the odd swamp along the coastline. The interior is mostly grassland interspersed with a huge number of intriguing baobab trees.
Aside from being a picture postcard remote island one of Likoma's greatest attractions is the magnificent Cathedral built over a hundred years ago by the British as the centre of the Anglican Church in southern Africa, a wonder of engineering and architecture.
As well as having a large Christian population a lot of tribal traditions still exist, you can even meet the local witchdoctor.