Nakantenga Island is the smallest of the three Maleri Islands. The island is located in the southwest of Lake Malawi. The island is located in the Lake Malawi National Park. Fishing is not allowed along the coast of the park. Fishing is only allowed 100 meters from the coast.
The island is not inhabited. It consists mainly of rocks with a number of trees on top. Underwater you will mainly find rocks with a layer of detritus on the bottom. Below the layer of detritus, the substrate is coarser than many people expect.
Substrate at Nakantenga Island
The substrate around the island consists mainly of gravel, or small pieces of rock. So it is not sand as is often thought.
Photos from the island
Location in Lake Malawi
Do you want to know where the island is located in Lake Malawi? Click here for the interactive map! Below the map you will see a list of the nearest locations. Click on one of the names and the map will jump to it.
The following species can be found around Nakantenga Island. First a list of species that are not yet included in our database. Below that are the links and images that we have already added.