Mumbo island Camp Cape Maclear Malawi

Mumbo island Camp Cape Maclear Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp Cape Maclear Malawi

The tiny camp caters to only fourteen guests (five double chalets and one four-bed forest unit). The chalets are tastefully furnished with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers, and ‘eco-loos’. A dining area with bar, a lovely lounge under a baobab tree, and a watersport gazebo and beach shower and loos complete camp infrastructure. The whole camp is built of timber, thatch, and canvas, and is perched on high rocks overlooking the water, blending with the African bush to create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm.

The five reed chalets are situated on the tiny islet of “Jumbo”, reached by a wooden bridge from Mumbo’s main beach. The dining area, lounge, and forest chalet are tucked into the forest on the main island.

Chalets are set as far apart from one another as possible to guarantee privacy. Each chalet has its own en suite bathroom, deck with hammock, and a spectacular view over the turquoise waters of Mumbo. Bed linens are of 100% cotton, grass mats and cane furniture are made locally, the water bottles and glasses are recycled wine bottles made on the island and the kikoi throws, for use as beach wraps, are sourced from Kenya. We have tried to cater to every comfort, whilst keeping everything as simple and local as possible.

The capacity of Mumbo Island Camp

The tiny island camp, with a capacity for only fourteen guests, features six tastefully furnished reed chalets with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers, and ‘eco-loos’.

Location of Mumbo Island Camp

Mumbo Island Camp Cape Maclear Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp Mumbo Island is a pristine, deserted tropical island in the world’s first freshwater national park: Lake Malawi National Park.

How to get to Mumbo Island Camp

Good tar roads lead almost all the way to Cape Maclear. Once at rthe eception, you can catch the Kayak Africa boat to the island (which leaves at 10:30 or 15:00) and takes around 45 minutes, or you can rent a kayak and paddle out to the island (a distance of about 10kms).

Things to do while at Mumbo Island Camp

At Mumbo Island there is a choice of sea kayaking, scuba diving, swimming, or snorkeling and Mumbo Island Camp is PADI registered, offering beginner, advanced, and specialty courses in scuba diving, as well as equipment hire and casual dives.

Lodge grade by Wilderness Explorers Africa Experts

Our experts rate this lodge 6/10 perfect for mid-range beach holidays on the mighty Lake Malawi.


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