This is such a special place on the planet. Crystal clear still fresh water with no schistosomiasis or malaria (unlike the shore of the lake).
Great wildlife; otters, lizards, no nasty snakes, crocodiles or hippos.
Kayaking out to the island is a must, even though we took the boat on the way back. Great places to explore on the island. Great snorkeling as well.
The number of people on the island is ideal, not too over crowded. The staff are awesome and can't do enough to help you. The food was really fantastic, amazing what they can do in the middle of lake Malawi.
This place is a must for everyone! Particularly Africaphiles!
- Also Known As:
- Mumbo Island Malawi/Cape Maclear
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a pristine, practically deserted tropical island, the eco-friendly Mumbo Camp is surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Lake Malawi National Park is the first in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish and therefore, not surprisingly, one of the best freshwater diving locations on the planet. To set the scene, your accommodation – one of six en-suite tents – is perched on rocks high above the water and shaded by lush foliage. With an idyllic lake view, you can while the hours away on the hammock on your private deck. Refreshments are served in the dining area and pub. Be warned, this lazy island lifestyle is contagious!Did you know?Mumbo Island Camp has partnered with Malawi's Department of National Parks and Wildlife to put an end to illegal fishing operations in this sanctuary.Lake Malawi is Africa's third largest and second deepest lake. Mumbo is just one of the miombo woodland islands that pepper the lake. Your activities include scuba diving and snorkelling, while kayaking and boating allow you to explore the surrounding granitic islands.Over 2 000 species of colourful freshwater fish grace our lake. Spotted-necked otter are often seen while the rarer Cape clawless otter, less so. On the island you can see rainbow skinks and large water monitors. Bird life is abundant, dominated by the ever-present African Fish-Eagles. ... more less