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    Mumbo Island

    Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48, Malawi
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    Traveller (221)
    Room & Suite (61)
    Pool & Beach (30)
    • Excellent87%
    • Very good12%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible0%
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    Breakfast included
    Paid Wifi
    Free Parking
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    Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

    Had a great stay for 3 nights on Mumbo with some friends. Spectacular setting to rest and unwind in. No electricity or wifi, just pure relaxation! (Solar chargers available.) Snorkelling, kayaking, swimming available and diving for a price ($90 for 2 dives.) Our host Danie...More

    1  Thank Amanda C
    Reviewed 19 November 2016

    This has been reviewed as one of the Worlds best Ecolodges and rightfully so! Nothing runs on Power. No hot water on tap. Just a very cozy and beautifully located chalets with "outdoorish bathrooms", ambsolutely Amazing nature, great food, secluded beach, fish eagles and otters...More

    1  Thank David H
    Reviewed 1 November 2016

    This place is just as gorgeous (perhaps more) than the pictures and reviews suggest. The chalets were amazing (choose 1, 4, or 5), everything was clean, the design is perfect, and it was so relaxing. Plus, the nature is unparalleled. I loved snorkeling, swimming, kayaking,...More

    1  Thank amandarR8022AB
    Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

    What a awesome spot. Great staff, great food, beautifull place. Highly recomended! We where meant to stayv2 nights vut decided to stay 2 more. Its hard to leave. Really relaxing. Wake up to the sound of Fish Eagles and birds. Kayaking, lovely snorkeling. Dont miss...More

    1  Thank CWildenboer
    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    The camp is an eco camp and their approach is indeed very environment friendly. It is run by Kayak Africa and their own description is a "basic camp". However, this is actually very comfortable place. There is no electricity and I actually preferred it -...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$19 - US$20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
    • Also Known As
    • Mumbo Island Malawi/Cape Maclear
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    Room & Suite (61)
    Pool & Beach (30)
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    27 June 2017|
    Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
    Hi Please email our booking office for all rates, bookings and helpful travel advice. Contact details on our website: Kayak Africa. Enjoy your stay!
    Amanda C
    8 August 2016|
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    Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
    Hi Amanda I'm afraid TripAdvisor does not allow me to give our contact details here, but find them on Kayak Africa's website. Our booking ladies should get back to you within a day with prices and any information you... More
    Philip P
    14 June 2016|
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    Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
    Hi Phillip It depends when in January you will be travelling. We actually close the fully-catered option on Mumbo halfway through January as it really can rain! Early January is fine though - up until about the 10th. Mumbo... More
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