Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Lake Malawi, Malawi

This is my first written and stamped postcard received from Malawi! It's one of those postcards I never expected to receive. Well, pretty much all African countries are like that to me... :p

Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including about 1000 species of cichlids. The Mozambique portion of the lake was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique on June 10, 2011, and in Malawi a portion of the lake is included in the Lake Malawi National Park. Lake Malawi is a meromictic lake; permanent stratification and the oxic-anoxic boundary are maintained by moderately small chemical and thermal gradients.

Lake Malawi National Park is a Unesco site, but I have no idea whether the picture on this postcard is from there. Any help would be appreciated!

1 comment:

agi said...

i have the same 'problem', lake malawi but not sure if its the unesco portion..!