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Peacock Cichlid Safari

Snorkel in Lake Malawi’s famously clear freshwater, relax on the beach and explore Likoma Island from the award-winning Kaya Mawa. A chilled luxury add-on to end your safari.

Peacock Cichlid Safari: Summary

Peacock Cichlid Safari in a nutshell

Kaya Mawa is one of the best lodges in Malawi and we can’t think of a better setting to round out after a safari than a few days relaxing on its golden beaches, discovering Lake Malawi’s cool waters.

Sat at the southern tip of Likoma Island, close to Mozambique’s shoreline and entirely surrounded by its portion of the lake, Kaya Mawa is chic spot full of character thanks to welcoming staff from the community and décor by local craftspeople using traditional methods and recycled materials. All twelve handsome guestrooms and private houses are nicely secluded with views out across the water, some with plunge pools and direct access to the lake.

For those after something a little more active than beach and spa time, head out on kayaks, go snorkelling to see Lake Malawi’s endemic rainbow of cichlid fish, take a PADI diving course or try your hand at sailing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and water-skiing. On land, meet some of Likoma’s residents on visits to the cathedral, market and community projects supported by the lodge. You can also take out mountain bikes and quad bikes.

Each evening return to the bar and award-winning cuisine of local produce served on the beach under the stars.

At a glance

Starts: Lilongwe International Airport
4 nights Kaya Mawa - Likoma Island, Malawi Full Board
Ends: Lilongwe International Airport

Kaya Mawa

Days 1-5

Beside the implausibly clear waters of Lake Malawi, Kaya Mawa's rooms are widely spread around a golden beach and the two headlands that bound it. It has been designed imaginatively, with many rooms fitted carefully into the rocky headlands and having direct access to the lake.

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Kaya Mawa

Kaya Mawa

Likoma Island, Malawi

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Highlights

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

  • Snorkelling in the clear, cool freshwater with schools of colourful cichlids
  • A really beautiful lodge and spa with and infectiously laidback feel
  • Mixing time to unwind on the beach with more active explorations
  • Excellent cuisine with even better views
  • Learning about island life on cultural tours and from the warm local staff

Activities

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

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Kayaking

  • Mountain biking

  • Scuba-diving

  • Self-guided walking

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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