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Mumbo Isand, Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48 Malawi See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Though we were late arriving for the 10.30am pick up having underestimated the drive through from Monkey Bay where we’d spent the night, the Kayak Africa team contacted us to ensure we were on the way, and waited for...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I just completed my second trip to Mumbo Island. (I went for the first time on a solo trip in 2017). I cannot express in words how tranquil, safe, and heavenly this place is. I will say this is a place to literally unplug (no...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous 3 nights. Sundowner boat ride and snorkelling was really excellent. Great view from honeymoon suite. Drove fron Blantyre. Underestimated how long it would take. Had chosen option to kayak to the island. A long way in the heat ... glad we didn't ... took...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

It is the best place to enjoy a beautiful nature of Lake Malawi which will spoil you with the air freshness, eco friendly accommodations, amazing views and water sport activities. Nora who manages the island made us very comfortable to stay and the hotel staffs...More

Thank Danu D
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I went with my family to mumbo island for one night, and I can honestly say that this is definitely the best place I have ever been too. The staff are incredibly friendly and make sure all your needs are attended to. The manager is...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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$19 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Mumbo Island Malawi/Cape Maclear
Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
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June 27, 2017|
Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
Hi Please email our booking office for all rates, bookings and helpful travel advice. Contact details on our website: Kayak Africa. Enjoy your stay!
Amanda C
August 7, 2016|
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Hi Amanda I'm afraid TripAdvisor does not allow me to give our contact details here, but find them on Kayak Africa's website. Our booking ladies should get back to you within a day with prices and any information you... More
June 14, 2016|
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Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
Hi Phillip It depends when in January you will be travelling. We actually close the fully-catered option on Mumbo halfway through January as it really can rain! Early January is fine though - up until about the 10th. Mumbo... More
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"The lakeside cabins are more romantic; the larger family cabin still has a prime view of the lake."
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"Family tents are spacious and the couple chalets all have a great view - Chalet 5 is apparently the most..."
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"3 has great views and is most sheltered from wind"
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"All rooms are amazing...."
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