Near the beginning of the book, there was a storm. This storm caused their boat to be wrecked onto this island. The storm was so bad, the kids could not find any remnants of it. Count Olaf decided to go straight into the storm.
Lake Malawi is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The third largest and second deepest lake in Africa, it is also the ninth largest in the world.