Kaya Mawa Lodge

Kaya Mawa means 'maybe tomorrow' and to visit Likoma Island in Lake Malawi is to step back in time. Measuring just 17 square kilometres, the local people survive largely by fishing and rice or cassava farming. The island has hundreds of huge baobab trees and a number of glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves. In the main town of Mbamba, is the beautiful and vast St Peters Cathedral - supposedly bigger than Winchester Cathedral.

Just 26 guests can be accommodated at any one time and each of the cottages has its individual style - many of the rooms have part of the rocks, trees and headlands forming features of the rooms, it has a very organic and natural style.

The waters surrounding Kaya Mawa are crystal clear throughout the year and the diving and snorkelling is excellent. With a range of water sports from gentle paddling of a kayak to learning to wake-board, Kaya Mawa has something to suit all ages.
From 310
Full Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySpa / WellnessSwimming PoolBeachHotel / LodgeHikingOcean TripsSight Seeing



Accommodation at the Kaya Mawa Lodge has a huge variety of room types for you to choose from.

For the standard rooms there’s the Khuyu, Msekwa and Mbungu Rooms which all have their unique selling points; be it close to the restaurant, a photographers favourite or secluded with private access to the lake.

The Premium Rooms consist of the Nhkwazi, Mbama, Makengulu and Ngani rooms; all with first class views of the lake. The Makengulu Room leads out onto a wooden jetty over the lake with striking view to Mozambique. The Ngani Room is the only chalet on the ‘second’ beach making it incredibly exclusive and private (perfect for the honeymooners.)

There are also Houses for available accommodation; this range is the Madimba and Mainja. Alternatively there are the Family Houses Yofu and Ulissa.

Dining & Entertainment

The on-site kitchen as been nominated for an award and prides itself on serving you fresh, healthy and innovative cuisine using only local and home grown products. The buffet breakfast and lunches as well as dinners can be served at any time of the day.

The bar and restaurant are at the East end of their beach which is split into a multi-level deck area from where you have exquisite views over the lake while you sit in comfy lounging chairs and sip on your drinks.

The Lodge also has its own spa facility known as DECLÉOR from where you can receive aroma therapy. Their vision of beauty is inseparable from their vision of the world, where balance is respected and natural qualities are able to flourish.


The surrounding area of Kaya Mawa is a first class island getaway experience waiting for you with many activities to take part in. The tides are ideal for kite surfings, sailing, waterskiing, wake boarding and knee-boarding. There are also underwater activities such and scuba diving and snorkelling for the full island experience.

There are lovely green and scenic views inland, perfect for land activities such as walking, bicycling and mountain biking. Bask in the stunning views from the island with a view of Mozambique’s coast calmly laying on the horizon.

Total package price from: 310

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  • Prices are per person per night, depending on the season
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation
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  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Transfer to and from Likoma, Aerodrome to Kaya Mawa
  • Activities included are: Snorkelling, Walks, Mountain bikes, Kayaks, Sailing
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Any activities not specified
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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