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10 gorgeous places to see in a kayak

By: Josh Lew on March 20, 2013, 1:50 p.m.
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Lake Malawi, Malawi

Sea kayaking doesn't always have to take place along ocean coastlines. Some of the best freshwater “sea” kayaking can be found on Southern Africa's Lake Malawi. Secluded beaches, deserted islands and exotic wildlife can be experienced during a paddle expedition on this freshwater lake, which is the third largest in Africa. 

Much of the lake is protected as part of a national park, meaning that waters are relatively clean and the land mostly untouched. Specialty outfitters like Kayak Africa lead days-long tours around the lake, stopping at deserted islands and camping in basic safari camps or on nearly deserted beaches.