Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 6
Last updated 13-May-2014

Main description of Mumbo Island

Mumbo is a pristine island in Lake Malawi National Park which, with its crystal clear waters and innumerable species of cichlid fish, offers some of the best freshwater scuba diving in the world and the best snorkelling on the Lake.

The island lies 10km north-west of Cape Maclear, where reception and the nearest point of road access is located. The camp comprises five twin tents perched on rocks high above the water shaded by lush foliage, each with bucket showers, ‘eco-loos’ and wooden deck. A hammock provides a comfortable spot to take in the idyllic Lake view. A twin-tented family unit is tucked into the forest near the main beach. There is a dining area, bar and watersport gazebo of timber and thatch.

Activities here vary from lazing in a hammock to snorkelling, diving, swimming, kayaking, and birdwatching. Guests have the option of boating or paddling to explore the granitic islands of the Lake. 

Mumbo Island: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Deck, En-Suite
Available services Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks

Room types at Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island Camp - Family Tent

Mumbo Island Camp - Family Tent

There is one family tent with four single beds. Please note that the single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed.

Mumbo Island Camp - Standard Tents

Mumbo Island Camp - Standard Tents

There are five twin bedded tents. Please note that the single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed.