Mumbo Island

Lake Malawi

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.

Mumbo Island Camp adheres to strict principles of eco-architecture, so the dining area, bar and water sport gazebo, are all hand built from timber, thatch and canvas and solar energy is used.

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Mumbo Island

The Island lies 10km north-west of Cape Maclear where the closest reception and road access are located.

Road Transfers can be organised to Cape Maclear from Lilongwe (or one of the other parks you may be visiting). Scheduled or charter flights into Makakolo Airstrip can also be organised followed by a road transfer to Cape Maclear. There is a one hour boat transfer from between Cape Maclear and Mumbo Island.

There are scheduled boat transfers inclusive in their rates but private transfers can be organised at an additional cost.


There are 6 rooms in total - 2 twin tents, 3 twin reed chalets and 1 tented family unit. Room Features include

En suite bathrooms with bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’
Wooden decks with incredible lake views

Mumbo Island Tent Interior Room Exterior and Hammock View from Room

Bar and restaurant
Small gift shop
Stunning Beach with kayaks and snorkelling gear available for use

Bar Dining Lounge Beachfront

Inclusive activities are birding, hiking, nature walks, water sports – snorkelling, diving, swimming and kayaking

Guests have the option of boating or paddling to explore the granitic islands of the Lake
Lazing in hammock 
Miss Java Catamaran can be hired to go on trips and spa treatments and diving can also be organised
No motorised sports are offered out of Mumbo Island due to the eco-friendly nature of the Camp


Kayaking Snorkelling Relaxation on the Beach Hikes on the Island

Children of all ages are welcome
There is 1 tented family unit

22 February to 11 January

The lodge is powered through solar power (there are no charging options on the island. This can be organised on the mainland but it is suggested that extra batteries are carried)

There is no WiFi on the island

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