Mumbo Island Lodge

Situated on its very own private island in Lake Malawi is Mumbo Island Camp. This campsite is an affordable way and unique way of experiencing the beautiful Lake Malawi through camping and taking in every smell, taste, feeling, sound and sight of the island's booming wildlife; particularly the bird life with there being over 650 different bird species in Malawi, 10% of which are completely indigenous.

The tiny camp caters for only fourteen guests (five double tents and one four-bed family unit). The tents are tastefully furnished with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’, A dining area with bar.

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.
From 280
Full Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlyBeachCampingOcean Trips



Accommodation is basic yet sufficient with canvas walls for the 2 walk-in tents and then there are 3 reed chalets, all set as far away from each other as possible for maximum privacy on this already remote island. Each Chalet comes with an en-suite bathroom, a deck with a hammock and 100% cotton bed linens.

The Lodging supports local trade by using only locally made cane furniture as well as every cushion being covered with an array of chitenjes cloths all from the local market. All glasses are made from recycled from wine bottles leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible.

There isn’t any electricity and the showers are bucket showers; hot water can be requested. But don’t let this put you off, it’s all a part of completely relaxing and reverting back to our roots as mankind.

Dining & Entertainment

Dine at the Camp’s own bar & restaurant for top quality, authentic Malawian cuisine whilst you watch the sun setting over the horizon turning the sky into a myriad of hues, a truly beautiful sight to behold. A delicious, fresh complimentary breakfast is a real treat to start you on your day of pure and utter relaxation. The camp’s best activity is actually doing nothing but lounging on your own personal hammock which overlooks the lake. You could also make your way down to the beach front where there are comfy deck loungers so you can soak up the hot African sun.


There is an abundance of lively activities to take part in on the island which cater to all types adventurers. Such as kayaking around the island; scuba diving in secret spots booming with underwater wildlife, a big treat for any seasoned diver; snorkelling in the reefs of the lake. There are plenty of stunning hiking locations around this hidden wonderland with green overgrowth and clear views of the lake, bound to whisk you away to a truly special tropical paradise.

Total package price from: 280

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  • Prices are per person 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
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  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified
  • All National Park fees and taxes.
  • All packages include all kayaking activities and equipment.


  • Flights & Transfers
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Scuba diving
  • Massage and Wellness therapies (are available as optional extras)
  • Alcoholic and bottled drinks
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance, visa fees (no visa required by South African passport holders)
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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