Sunbird
Lakeshore International
Conference Centre

Introduction

The Lakeshore International Conference Centre is a stand-alone business unit and one of the eight properties owned by Malawi’s leading hospitality chain group, Sunbird Tourism Limited. Sunbird’s chain of properties are strategically located in three regions of the country.

Malawi covers an area of 118,484 square kilometers and shares boundaries with Mozambique to the east, south and south-west, Zambia to the north-west and Tanzania to the north and north-east. Malawi is the warm heart of Africa, a country with diversified cultures and lovely beaches surrounding Lake Malawi.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, accounts for 20% of the country’s total surface area. The Shire River, Lake Malawi’s outlet, drains into the Zambezi River which then drains into the Indian Ocean. Dr. David Livingstone, a British missionary and explorer, discovered this Lake in 1959 during his quest to abolish slave trading prevalent in the area. Lake Malawi was deemed “The Lake of Stars” by Livingstone due to the star-like appearance of the lights from the fishermen’s lanterns over the blackness of the water.

This crystal-clear fresh water lake boasts of over 500 species of fish which includes cichlids, locally known as Mbuna and are endemic to this lake.

This pristine lake is truly one of Africa’s great treasures.