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Blue Neon Cichlid Safari

Four nights at a charming eco-camp on Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi National Park surrounded by some of the world’s best freshwater snorkelling. A great value end to your safari.

Blue Neon Cichlid Safari: Summary

Blue Neon Cichlid Safari in a nutshell

For those seeking a little down time after a safari in Malawi or neighbouring Zambia, we can think of few more relaxing spots than Mumbo Island.

Just 1km in diameter, the pristine tropical island in Lake Malawi National Park is an intimate set up with just five simple tents and chalets welcoming 14 guests at most, all looked after by a warm and welcoming team. Green and off-grid, it’s a charming Crusoe-style getaway made out of local sourced and recycled materials that by no means lacks in comfort.

Lay back in your hammock and relax, or perhaps take out a kayak to explore coves and caves (the more adventurous can opt to arrive at the island by kayak) and walk the island’s nature trails searching for birds. The real draw here is underwater – so grab a snorkel and swim between giant boulders in the lake’s wonderfully clear waters with schools of brightly coloured cichlid fish, otters and more. PADI accredited dive courses are also an option.

At a glance

Starts: Lilongwe International Airport
4 nights Mumbo Island - Shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi Full Board
Ends: Lilongwe International Airport

Mumbo Island

Days 1-5

Mumbo Island Camp is a small sustainable eco-camp located on Mumbo Island - ten kilometres off Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi. It is located within the Lake Malawi National Park and is reached by a gentle 45-minute boat ride in a traditional wooden fishing boat. The island is small, only one kilometre in diameter, and uninhabited so is in its natural state. The camp is hand built with timber, thatch and canvas and perched high on large boulders overlooking the lake.

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Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island

Shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Blue Neon Cichlid Safari.

  • Incredible snorkelling following fish between huge boulders
  • Freedom to explore by kayak whenever you feel like it
  • Extremely welcoming team of staff
  • Simply snoozing in a hammock with a book
  • A low impact eco camp with a laid-back feel

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Blue Neon Cichlid Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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