Fishing in Malawi

Your stay:
starting from
185,00 €
/ week



In this program, participants are part of a Malawian fishing crew!

The villagers on the shores of the Malawi Lake have been dependent on the lake for many generations to provide food and income. This huge lake, also called Nyassa Lake, is considered as the crown jewel of Malawi. Settling on the lakeside with locals for one or more weeks is a a great way to experience an authentic Malawi experience.

Participants have a unique insight into local life, families, their joys and challenges. This program reflects the lives of Malawians and allows them to learn more about their way of life, their world view, their culture and their customs.


In the program:

The local life is organized around the lake and a typical day of this program might look like this:

  • breakfast in the center
  • to help the fishermen with household chores (to repair nets, to dry the fish for the markets...)
  • lunch
  • markets, sales, stand installation
  • back to the center for dinner and sharing of experiences

A working day lasts 4-5h. Of course, fishing is also possible if the conditions allow it, depending on the weather and the difficulty!


Your accommodation during your stay:

The center is located in Mangochi, a coastal city between Malawi Lake and Malombe Lake. Called Fort Johnston in the colonial era, Mangochi is known for being a city with many water and fishing activities. Participants will be accommodated in full board in rooms equipped for 4 to 8 persons.



Included in the stay
  • Accommodation
  • Full board
  • Immersion in the daily life of Malawian fishermen
Contact us

For more information and to obtain your registration form, contact us:

  • 01 43 29 13 39
Dates of stay and organization

This program lasts at least a week, from Sunday to Saturday. Registrations are open all year long.

Modalités d'inscription


185€ per week + 23€ annual membership + 150€ administrative fee per registration



  • to be over 18 years old (no age limit for minors accompanied by their legal tutor)
  • to have a good level of English (B1)
  • to have a personal passport valid 6 months after your return and with at least 3 blank pages including 2 face-to-face
  • to have a tourist visa


Not included:

  • international flights costs
  • visa fees*
  • medical insurance