Further north is the historically fascinating town of Karonga. Lying close to the northernmost point of the Lake, this was the headquarters of the slave trader, Mlozi, and the scene of many battles. Karonga saw the first naval action of World War I!
To crown its historical claim to fame, it has fossil beds which have yielded a fragment of humanoid jawbone roughly 2.4 million years old, and Karonga’s pride, a dinosaur about 100 million years old, called Malawisaurus. A reconstruction of this dinosaur is housed in the very special cultural museum in Karonga, where you can book historical tours of Karonga, and which is part of the Uraha Foundation.
Must see and do:
- Karonga Museum
- Agri Tourism
- Archaelogical sites- Malema Village
- Historical tours
- Water sports