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    Mumbo Island

    Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48, Malawi
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (221)
    Room & Suite (61)
    Pool & Beach (30)
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    Overview

    • Excellent86%
    • Very good13%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible0%
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    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
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    Thumbi View Lodge
    131 reviews
    #1 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
     
    Mgoza Lodge
    118 reviews
    #3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
     
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    74 reviews
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    87 reviews
    #1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Maleri Island
     
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    Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

    Stayed with the lovely host Julie for 2 nights, which was not long enough. Beautiful place so clean, fresh and friendly. Gives you an amazing feeling of freedom and serenity! Well run Eco retreat, with delicious meals and a relaxed vibe Wish we could have...More

    1  Thank Judith C
    Reviewed 15 February 2016

    Gorgeous little island with quaint tents and reed huts on a rocky outcrop. Miles away from anything and surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. Mumbo has a great swimming and tanning beach as well as snorkel equipment and kayaks to use. Lots...More

    1  Thank AntsOnTheRoad
    Reviewed 28 January 2016

    We had a brilliant time on Mumbo Island. We went scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking. We watched the sunset over the lake and ate great food. The chalet's are amazing and each has a hammock which was great to relax in. The whole place was...More

    1  Thank Rachel M
    Reviewed 19 January 2016

    This was the my idea of heaven!! Bamboo huts build on the large stones overlooking the beautifully clear water , decked out with comfortable bed and clean fresh bed linen and mossi net. Felt like I was sleeping in a luxury open air bed on...More

    1  Thank ReggieLombard
    Reviewed 10 January 2016

    I hosted a party of 12 people including 4 teenagers for my 50th birthday. Mumbo island deserves its wow status. The setting is beautiful. The staff are fantastic. The snorkeling amazing...it's like swimming in a fresh water acquarium. Some of the tents are better than...More

    1  Thank Gilesnc
    Thumbi View Lodge
    131 reviews
    #1 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
     
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    118 reviews
    #3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
     
    The Funky Cichlid
    74 reviews
    #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Maclear
     
    Blue Zebra Island Lodge
    87 reviews
    #1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Maleri Island
     
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • 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
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    Traveller (221)
    Room & Suite (61)
    Pool & Beach (30)
    Dining (13)
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    liselotteVerweij
    Hi, I visited Mumbo Island in March/April 2016. can you tell me who was the manager at Mumbo Island at that time? I had a great time playing Bao games with him and we used to do that all the time. I have been searching for him on the internet because i still want to thank him for the great time that I had but I can't remember his full name.
    21 April 2017|
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    Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
    Hi Was it Francis? I can let him know you are looking to make contact.
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    Amanda C
    I'm looking at extending a stay in Blantyre to head with some friends to Mumbo Island for 4 days / 3 nights. I was wondering about pricing options and how we get there from Blantyre along with costings. So far, there's about 5 of us interested in going from 20-23 November. Also, cost of diving whilst there.
    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
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    Philip P
    Considering going in January for my honeymoon. January is said to be in the rainy season. Does it rain constantly for a week/weeks? Or is it short but hard thunderstorms? Will I still have okay weather days during this time. Around 10 Jan.
    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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