Lake Malawi National Park is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Despite this, the park does include a fair amount of land, including several small islands in Lake Malawi, and is home to other animals such as baboons.
A large baobab tree, purportedly over 800 years old, is said to have been a favourite of Dr David Livingstone to give sermons under and speak with other missionaries. The graves of five early missionaries are also found in the park. The many endemic fish species make it a key example of specialised evolution. For this characteristic, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.