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About Cape Maclear

Cape Mclear is situated in Malawi. Cape Mclear backpacking tours offer a taste of the slow, peaceful way of life that so perfectly characterizes Malawi.

Airports

Cape Mclear nearest airports include:
•Kamuzu Lilongwe Airport
•Monkey Bay airstrip

Birdlife

Cape Mclear birdlife is fairly diverse, with fish eagles, kingfishers, Dickinson's kestrels, and freckled nightjars to be seen across the lake and surrounding woodlands.

Conservation

With the protection and sheltered ecosystems offered by Lake Malawi, Cape Mclear conservation is essential to keep the ecological balance of this diverse area.

Malaria

Cape Mclear malaria information is as follows:
•Cape Mclear is a high risk malaria zone
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication
•You will need to start your course before leaving for Malawi

Money

Cape Mclear money and banking info includes:
•Very few shops accept credit cards
•Banks can be found in major cities
•Travelers cheques are seldom accepted, so cash these in Lilongwe
•The Malawi currency is the Kwacha
•ATMs are very seldom found

Plants

Cape Mclear plant life includes shrubby vegetation and cultivated land, while the upper slopes are dominated by mountain acacia and woodlands.

Safety Tips


•Cape Mclear is very safe, with very little crime
•Do not snorkel if you cannot swim - the water can get very deep
•Only qualified scuba divers should attempt to dive in the lake, there are many dive schools in the area however
•The roads can be very bad in rainy season so drive carefully

Travel Books

Cape Mclear recommended travel books include:
•Konings' Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi by Ad Konings
•Malawi: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs and Mary-Anne Bartlett
•The Land of the Lake: A Guide to Malawi by David Tattersall
•Malawi in Pictures by Sarah De Capua
•Malawi Map by ITMB Publishing

Wildlife

Cape Mclear wildlife is fairly diverse. Cichlid fish plus lake salmon, catfish and breem can be seen, as well as large monitor lizards, shiny skinks and opaque geckos, and baboons, antelopes and hyrax.

 

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