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Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island floating on the expansive waters of Lake Malawi, and accommodates 14 guests in tastefully furnished tents, each with its own shaded view-deck and hammock, blending seamlessly into the lush foliage.

There is a dining area, bar and water sport gazebo, all of timber, thatch and canvas, and adhering to the principles of eco-architecture.

The Island lays within an exclusive concession area, in turn part of the Lake Malawi National Park, the first freshwater marine reserve in the world. With waters that are so crystal clear, the diving and snorkelling are among the best in Lake Malawi.

Guests can relax in tranquil surroundings with delicious cuisine, lying in hammocks or gently floating in the waters; but for the more energetic there is a variety of activities. There are excellent sea kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving facilities. Birders will enjoy the abundant fish eagles, and snorkellers can view enormous numbers of the Cichlid fish species; these small, colourful fish have adapted to so many variations that they are considered of comparable importance to the Galapagos finches in the study of evolution.

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi covers nearly one quarter of the country. Its northern shore combines well with the Nyika Plateau and feels relatively untouched, while the most exclusive lodges are located on the Mozambique side. Either way, relaxing on the sandy beaches makes a fine addition to any safari in Zambia or Malawi.

  • Where: Eastern Malawi
  • Ideal for viewing: African fish eagle, hippo, Nile crocodile, vervet monkey, dik dik