Lake of Stars has been hosted all over Lake Malawi - from Chintheche Inn in the north to Sunbird Nkopola in the south. This year, 2024, the festival will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary and commemorating 60 years Malawi Independence, at the eco-friendly Fish Eagle Bay Lodge, at Sani Beach in Nkhotakota. Fish Eagle Bay Lodge boasts breathtaking panoramic views, lush greenery, white sandy beaches and an unexplored wilderness. With accommodation ranging from cosy cottages to quaint rustic chalets overlooking the crystal blue waters of our majestic Lake Malawi.



Malawi is a beautiful and vibrant country in southern eastern Africa, sitting between Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The Great Rift Valley runs the whole way through the country and it encompasses one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Due to its laid-back and friendly inhabitants, Malawi is known as the Warm Heart of Africa and has so much to offer to visitors; wildlife, culture, adventure, scenery and stunning beaches strung along the shores of Lake Malawi.



Malawi's main international travel hub is Kamuzu International airport in the capital city Lilongwe. Blantyre’s Chileka International Airport also receives international flights. 

Fish Eagle Bay Lodge, home of Lake of Stars Malawi Arts Festival, 2024, is on the central lakeshore in Nkhotakota District, around 3 to 4 hours drive from Lilongwe. Kamuzu International Airport is the closest airport. We recommend taking our shared shuttle services, hiring a car or booking a private taxi transfer to get to the site. 



Lake Malawi offers some of the best freshwater scuba diving in the world, from the clouds of colourful cichlids to large catfish and the aptly named dolphin fish. For complete beginners, it’s one of the most affordable countries to learn how to dive. And there are plenty of other water sports on offer around the lake from sailing, snorkelling, and kayaking to jet skiing and speedboat rides!  

Nkhotakota District is located in the Central Region of Malawi, known for its rich natural beauty and diverse wildlife. One of its gems is the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species, making it a popular destination for safari enthusiasts and nature lovers. In addition the area boasts stunning landscapes, including lush forests, rolling hills, and picturesque rivers, and wild sandy beaches (bilharzia free) along the shoreline of Lake Malawi, offering opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports.

On dry land, there’s numerous ways to get active, from fantastic walking and hiking options, to cycling, horse riding at Kande Horse and other sports activities. Cultural visits to local villages and participation in community projects are also widely available and offer a chance to see a different side to life in Malawi. 



Please contact our Travel Partner - Kwenda Travel to arrange for accommodation within the vicinity of the festival and other travel arrangements. 

Contact : Ivy & Peter at Kwenda Travel 

Mobile : 00265 884 815 056 / 00265 999 898 218

Email : support@kwenda.co