A pristine and beautiful island situated four kilometres off the Cape Maclear Peninsular on Lake Malawi, Mumbo Island is the smaller and more scenic of the two islands used by Kayak Africa. Reached by a gentle 45-minute boat ride in a traditional wooden fishing boat, the island has spectacular views over the lake. Mumbo island has never been populated and thus is still fairly pristine – and perfect for exploring.
Our view of Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island is a lovely place to come for a few days of relaxing and has some great kayaking and good short walking trails, which it's lovely to be able to follow on your own, without a guide. The long-drop toilets are a drawback for some, but Mumbo is easier-to-reach, and substantially less costly, than Lake Malawi's obvious alternative island destination: Kaya Mawa.
Rooms at Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island: Traveller ratings
All the chalets at Mumbo are set high on the island with views of the lake.