The Funky Cichlid can be found right on the beach on the western side of Cape Maclear in the Mangochi District of Malawi. The nearest town is Monkey Bay. Look at the map below for directions.
The Funky Cichlid is pretty easy to find from any direction (Mangochi, Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, Salima, Dedza etc.) just find the M10 road and head towards Monkey Bay which is signposted all over Southern Malawi. Before you get to Monkey Bay take a left hand turn at the One Stop petrol station where you'll see the first Funky Cichlid sign (as well as lots of other lodges in Cape Maclear!).
From One Stop just follow earth road all the way to Cape Maclear (it bizarrely turns into a tarmac road half way along!) You'll know you are approaching Cape Maclear when you see the lake, just follow the road past two more Funky Cichlid signs all the way to the National Park gate where you turn right at another Funky Cichlid sign.
From the National Park gate you drive along a dirt road past Danforth Yachting, Lujeri Cottage, Eco Lodge and Annie's Cottage all on your left until you see the last Funky Cichlid sign. Turn left and you have arrived! Let the fun begin..
Watch out for baboons and monkeys along the way!