Kayak Africa are the founders and owners of the camps on Mumbo Island and Domwe Island in Lake Malawi National Park and manage the camps on a daily basis. The camps are beautifully run on sustainable, green principles and the islands are astounding in their natural, untouched beauty. Our reception looks out over Lake Malawi from the beach at Cape Maclear and we also offer a self-catering cottage on the Cape Maclear beach.
Kayak Africa has a tour operator office in Cape Town to help you get to Malawi, to the islands and anywhere else in this diverse country. Contact us for personalised and focused service of the highest caliber.
Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island and is the undisputed jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. Mumbo Island has never been inhabited and is still in it’s natural state with a thick covering of miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees. The tiny island camp, with capacity for only fourteen guests, features six tastefully furnished reed chalets with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. There is a dining area with bar and lounge, and a watersport deck on the beach, leaving the rest of the island untouched. The camp is built of timber, thatch, reeds and canvas, and is perched on high rocks overlooking the water, blending with the African bush to create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm.
Domwe Island is the largest wild and unpopulated island in Lake Malawi.
Domwe Island Adventure Camp is the only development on the island. The camp lies behind a small beach on the island’s west side and offers sunset views over the lake with Thumbi Island, Mumbo Island and the mountainous rim of the African Rift Valley in the distance. The camp has capacity for only ten guests. It is basic yet exclusive and “castaway adventure” is the theme. Guests can stay on either a fully-catered or self-catered basis, and all gear hire is optional, thus making Domwe Island accessible to a wide range of budgets.
GETTING TO MUMBO ISLAND
Mumbo Island is part of the Lake Malawi National Park, which is located on and around the Cape Maclear peninsula near the southern end of Lake Malawi. Mumbo Island reception is on the beach at Cape Maclear. Good tar roads lead almost all the way to Cape Maclear. Once at reception, you can catch the Kayak Africa boat to the island (which leaves at 10:30 or 15:00)and takes around 45 minutes, or you can rent a kayak and paddle out to the island (a distance of about 10kms).
GPS co-ordinates are:
Reception South 14deg 1.805min East 34deg 49.915min
Mumbo Island South 13deg 59.600min East 34deg 45.9165min
GETTING TO DOMWE ISLAND
Domwe Island is part of the Lake Malawi National Park, which is located on and around the Cape Maclear peninsula near the southern end of Lake Malawi. Domwe Island reception is on the beach at Cape Maclear. Good tar roads lead almost all the way to Cape Maclear. Once at reception, you can catch the Kayak Africa boat to the island (which leaves at 10:30 or 15:00) and takes around 25 minutes, or you can rent a kayak and paddle out to the island (a distance of about 5kms).
GPS co-ordinates are:
Domwe Island: latitude of -13.98 (13deg 58′ 60 S) and a longitude of 34.83 (34deg 49′ 60 E)Visit us.
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