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Mumbo Island Camp

Lake Malawi, Malawi

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This is a great location for exploring the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi, either by kayak or with snorkeling equipment. The central location makes it a great stop between Lilongwe and the safari locations of Liwonde National Park.


Mumbo Island is an exclusive camp situated on a pristine and otherwise-deserted tropical island floating on the clear waters of Lake Malawi. The crystal-clear, warm waters of Lake Malawi National Park are the first in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish. With over 2000 species present, this region of Lake Malawi is often considered the best freshwater diving and snorkeling location on the planet.

The camp comprises six large safari tents, each fully furnished with its own shaded view-deck and hammock, and blending seamlessly into the lush foliage. There is a dining area and bar, all of timber, thatch and canvas, and adhering to the principles of eco-architecture. The camp was designed with a strong commitment to being green, such as using only solar power. 

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: excellent sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba facilities enable the active guest to interact with an impressive piece of nature: exploring the granitic islands in a freshwater Rift Valley lake; birders will enjoy the abundant Fish Eagles; and snorkelers can view enormous numbers of the Cichlid fish species; these small, colorful fish have adapted to so many variations that they are considered of comparable importance to the Galapagos finches in the study of evolution.


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