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Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island
Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
6

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Mumbo Island, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
11 Dec 2019
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Facilities at Mumbo Island

Property facilities
Bar, Eco Friendly, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, En-Suite
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks
Nearby activities
Cultural Tours, Snorkeling

Room types at Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island Camp - Family Tent
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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
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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.

Activities at Mumbo Island

Hiking

Hiking

Five different nature trails weave their way through the massive granite boulders that constitute the island. The island is heavily wooded, hosting baobab (Adansonia digitata) and several species of Ficus, Sterculia, Khaya, Albizia and Brachystegia. A map is provided in every tent and extras are available at the bar. There are no poisonous snakes or dangerous animals on Mumbo, so you can walk anywhere with confidence and are rewarded by magnificent views. Our guide will take a guided walk every morning at 9:30 on request.


Kayaking

Kayaking

The protected waters of Lake Malawi National Park bring kayaking within reach of anyone, irrespective of fitness or experience. The two-person kayaks are large and stable, and the guides are local residents with an intimate knowledge of the area. Guests with a sense of adventure have the option of kayaking out to Mumbo Island from reception on the beach at Cape Maclear. Guides are available on request.


Relaxing!

Relaxing!

Of course no visit to Mumbo Island is complete without taking the opportunity to just relax and unwind. The sense of peace and tranquility, provided by the islands location, makes it the perfect place to simply lie back and take in the breathtaking scenery of Lake Malawi. Whether it be swinging in the hammock on your private deck overlooking the lake; reading a book in the comfy shaded lounge deck; or learning to play the local game of bawo, Mumbo Island is a place where you can experience total relaxation.


Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Experience an underwater world of giant granite boulders and hundreds of multi-coloured freshwater tropical fish! Lake Malawi is a great place to Scuba dive, ideally suited to beginners or those who prefer relaxed diving with no dangers. Mumbo is a PADI registered resort, offering beginner, advanced and specialty courses, as well as gear hire and casual dives. At additional cost (includes equipment hire).


Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Lake Malawi supports over 2 000 species of freshwater fish – a greater variety than any other lake on Earth. Snorkelling through the islands calm, warm and crystal-clear waters, where the colourful Cichlid fish, coupled with the massive granite boulders that make up much of the underwater terrain, make for a truly remarkable and unusual snorkeling experience. The island’s only mammals - the Spotted-neck Otter - are remarkably tame and sometimes join guests for a swim or snorkel! All equipment is provided.


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