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The Zomba Massif is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi. It is largely made up of syenite, but precious and semi-precious stones such as quartz can be found. Its peak is 2,087 metres high. It is notable as it is unique to the region. It occupies total area of about 130 square km. The Zomba Plateau is the region's major tourist attraction. Activities offered include hiking, horse riding, rock-climbing, fishing and mountain-biking. A paved all-weather road leads from Zomba on the Plateau. The Massif hosts several accommodations for tourists, such as the Sunbird KuChawe Inn and several camping grounds. Additionally, several companies and institutions, such as the CCAP Church, as well as private persons have cottages on the Plateau.
In 2000, the Mulunguzi Dam was opened, which serves as a water reservoir for the City of Zomba.
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