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Mumbo Island is a beautiful and secluded camp located on a private island offshore from Cape Maclear in the protected waters of the Lake Malawi National Park. A stay here is the perfect paradise island getaway!

Pretty Mumbo Island has rocky coves and an untouched forest interior. The camp itself is built on a little rocky outcrop adjoined to the main island by a wooden walkway. The atmosphere at the camp is low-key and very relaxed and the views from your chalet are breathtaking. The camp has six chalets: one family unit on the main island, and five standard chalets on the tiny neighbouring island just 18 metres across a wooden walkway. Each chalet is very private from the others, built up high on the rocks with its own raised deck looking out over the lake. The rooms have comfy twin beds and simple furnishings. On the deck are a couple of chairs and a big hammock. Each tent has a private bathroom, all slightly off to one side, and including bucket shower, basin and dry composting loo.

The main camp area has a thatched dining room with separate tables where tasty meals are served, and a bar where you can help yourself to tea and coffee or soft drinks and beers (purchased on an honesty bar system).

A stay at this camp is the ultimate in relaxation and it is completely up to you how you spend your time. You can enjoy activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and diving; explore the islands on foot; or relax on the beach. Or perhaps best of all, just while away the hours swinging in your hammock on your chalet deck looking out at the turquoise clear lake waters and listening to the lapping of the waves and the call of the fish eagles.


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