Likoma
in Likoma District of Northern Region, Malawi

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Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-12.067 and 34.733 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -12° 4' 0" and E 34° 43' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - MWK
Spoken languages:
Nyanja
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:23 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Blantyre
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:58 am and 5:35 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Pualaa
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Malawi in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Malawi.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Malawi. Last Update: 2021-06-16 08:28:49

Discover Likoma

Likoma in Likoma District (Northern Region) is a place in Malawi about 146 mi (or 235 km) north-east of Lilongwe, the country's capital city.

Current time in Likoma is now 05:23 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Blantyre with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports near Likoma. The closest airport in Malawi is Likoma Island Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Chongoni Rock-Art Area in a distance of 117 mi (or 189 km), South.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Chipyela, Nkhata Bay, Mzuzu, Nkhotakota and Mzimba. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 72 °F

Morning Temperature 13°C / 55 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 41%
Air Pressure 1021 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 2% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 6th of August 2021

22°C (72 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 7th of August 2021

22°C (72 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 8th of August 2021

23°C (73 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Pseudotropheus crabro at Ndomo

Published: November 15, 2014
Length: 22:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Barnes


MVI 1052

Published: January 15, 2015
Length: 02:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: WaltiTell vonUri

Malawi Likoma-Island Traditional-Dancing -e-


旅する鈴木489:Wifi from Neighboring Island @Malawi

Published: April 06, 2014
Length: 04:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

Stealing connection from the neighbor island. In Africa, internet connection is hard to get for us since it is at expensive hotels or not flat rate. We have to buy a mobile phone and switch...


旅する鈴木483:Across the lake, to the Island @Malawi

Published: March 22, 2014
Length: 21:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

Finally, we are on the way to Chizumulu Island. It was a refugee-looking small ship with the cheapest rate for 100 kwacha, which uses a rowboat to deliver passengers from the port. The lower...


旅する鈴木488:Rainy day in Chizumulu @Malawi

Published: April 04, 2014
Length: 28:28 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

Washing buddies. The local people here are very nice, kind and friendly. I get to hear “thank you” more than anywhere else. Kids are all over talking to us when we go outside the motel...


Underwater at Chisumulu Island, Lake Malawi, September 2012

Published: March 14, 2014
Length: 59:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: tricoti1408

A short underwater film in the rocky shoreline of Chisumulu Island.


旅する鈴木493:Good bye Chizumulu @Malawi

Published: May 07, 2014
Length: 01:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

非常にお名残惜しく、チズムル島を去る。何度も書くけれど、本当に良い島だった。将来、100万円の島を買いに、是非また来たいと思う。さて、...


Labidochromis flavigulis at Chizumulu

Published: January 16, 2015
Length: 24:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Barnes

Labidochromis flavigulis male and two females. These were constantly on the move. Melanochromis baliodigma at the end.


旅する鈴木492:Last day in Chizumulu @Malawi

Published: May 06, 2014
Length: 43:25 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

10日間ほど滞在したチズムル島。ここは良かった。正直、観光地としては見るところもあまりなく、やることも特にない島だけれど、毎日が本当に...


旅する鈴木490:$10,000 Island @Malawi

Published: April 07, 2014
Length: 58:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI

A small island on a beautiful lake for 10000 USD. With a baobab tree on a small hill. I would definitely go for it if we had the money left with us. Besides the island is already have an owner...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Likoma Island

Likoma Island is the larger of two inhabited islands in Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa), in East Africa, the smaller being the nearby Chizumulu. Likoma and Chizumulu both belong to Malawi, and together they make up the Likoma District. Although both islands lie just a few kilometres from Mozambique, and are entirely surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters, they are both exclaves of Malawi.

Located at -12.0667, 34.7333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lake Malawi, Islands of Africa, Lake islands of Africa, Islands of Malawi, Exclaves, Enclaves