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Mumbo Island Lodge

Island tented suites with an underwater world to discover

Eco-friendly with island charm

A quiet corner of paradise in Lake Malawi National Park to enjoy idyllic lake views from your hammock.

Rebecca and her boyfriend went here for a Robinson Crusoe experience. The term eco-friendly is often thrown about, but this island is the epitome of eco-conscious and sustainable tourism. If that intrigues you, visit Mumbo and you won't be disappointed. The sea really is that blue!

Mumbo is a pristine island in Lake Malawi National Park which, with its crystal-clear waters and innumerable species of cichlid fish, offers some of the best freshwater scuba diving in the world and the best snorkelling on the Lake. The island lies 10km north-west of Cape Maclear, where the lodge reception and the nearest point of road access is. The sister camp which is very similar but less exclusive is Domwe Island Camp. Mumbo island’s only mammals - the Spotted-neck Otter - are remarkably tame and sometimes join guests for a swim or snorkel!

The Mumbo Island Camp comprises five units (two twin tents and three twin reed chalets) perched on rocks high above the water shaded by lush foliage. Each room has a bucket shower, eco-toilet and wooden deck. A hammock provides a comfortable spot to take in the idyllic lake view. A twin-tented family unit is tucked into the forest near the main beach. There is a dining area, bar and water sport gazebo of timber and thatch.

Activities here vary from lazing in a hammock to snorkelling, diving, swimming, kayaking, walking and birdwatching. Guests have the option of boating or paddling to explore the rocky islands of Lake Malawi. Irrespective of fitness and experience, most Mumbo Island Lodge guests give sea kayaking a go here because the two-seater kayaks are large and stable, plus the guides are locals with an intimate knowledge of the area. It will fill you with a sense of adventure!

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