Sometimes on your travels you discover a place that takes your breath away - Mumbo Island is one such place. Located about 45 minutes boat ride from Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi, this secret hideway is an eco lodge. No electricity; no mains supplies; no flush toilets (long drop compost toilets here); and absolutely no stress. Island host Juliet is perfect for this special place - she values peace, tranquility and simplicity - but is attentive, friendly, and a personification of the island experience. Raised chalets on a rocky outcrop are simply furnished with bucket showers - but any mod cons would ruin the place. Food was excellent and we enjoyed snorkelling; kayaking and walks on the island. It is all about doing nothing though - slowing down; thinking; reading; chatting; resting and sleeping. We just loved the place and can't praise it enough. If you are going to Lake Malawi - you HAVE to stay on Mumbo Island...
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mumbo Island Malawi/Cape Maclear