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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last stop during our tour of Malawi took us to the wonderful island that is Mumbo. We didn't know what to expect, not having been there before but what we found was amazing. Breathtaking views both above and below the water. No electricity but solar charging stations for the phone's. No flush toilets, just do your thing then throw...

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Middleburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to even start...from arrival at Cape Maclear all staff at Kayak Africa was warm and welcoming. It is about a 35 - 40 min boat trip to get to the island and well worth the journey. Truly feels like you are able to break away from the modern world and just enjoy nature at its best, relax and unwind...

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Ireland
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I stayed in Mumbo Island with 4 friends. It was a one night trip which looking back was far too short to spend on this amazing Island. Our welcome to Mumbo Island started before we got on the boat. We sat and had drinks while our luggage was put onto the boat along with all the other supplies needed for...

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Kasane, Botswana
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Myself and my wife stayed at Mumbo island for a week in November 2016. The stay at Mumbo was the highlight of our entire trip. We were collected at their operations office in Cape Maclear and was ferried over lake Malawi by boat to Mumbo, about 10 km into lake Malawi. The island and the surrounding lake is a protected...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a truly amazing place, pure luxury in its simplicity. We loved the nature (extremely beautiful surroundings), the design of the tents (so tasteful and comfortable), the snorkelling (sweet, crystal clear waters with stunning cichlids), the peace (only a few tents permits only a few guests, please keep the business small!). Only wish that we could have stayed much...

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Shropshire
Reviewed 2 December 2016

What an idyllic place to spend a couple of days. There is not much to do other than snorkel, dive or kayak round the island, we stayed two full days and thoroughly enjoyed it! A third would have been fine but after that it might have become a little claustrophobic. You are contained in two small bays which are fairly...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lovely and peaceful. Beware if you're in tent one and the wind picks up, you feel as if the whole tent is going to take off. Toko and Mateus were good fun and we had a good few games of bawo. Food is excellent, breakfast and main course served buffet style. Slow pace and you can do as much or...

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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 looked after us well. Food was fabulous too - well worth a visit!!

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Malmo, Sweden
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 just around the corner and in the middle of it all, you, with the feeling...

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Columbus Grove, Ohio
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, and hiking around the island. This would be a 5/5 rating except that the food...

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Set on a pristine, practically deserted tropical island, the eco-friendly Mumbo Camp is surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Lake Malawi National Park is the first in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish and therefore, not surprisingly, one of the best freshwater diving locations on the planet. To set the scene, your accommodation – one of six en-suite tents – is perched on rocks high above the water and shaded by lush foliage. With an idyllic lake view, you can while the hours away on the hammock on your private deck. Refreshments are served in the dining area and pub. Be warned, this lazy island lifestyle is contagious!Did you know?Mumbo Island Camp has partnered with Malawi's Department of National Parks and Wildlife to put an end to illegal fishing operations in this sanctuary.Lake Malawi is Africa's third largest and second deepest lake. Mumbo is just one of the miombo woodland islands that pepper the lake. Your activities include scuba diving and snorkelling, while kayaking and boating allow you to explore the surrounding granitic islands.Over 2 000 species of colourful freshwater fish grace our lake. Spotted-necked otter are often seen while the rarer Cape clawless otter, less so. On the island you can see rainbow skinks and large water monitors. Bird life is abundant, dominated by the ever-present African Fish-Eagles. ... more   less 

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Address: Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: ₹ 1,243 - ₹ 1,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Mumbo Island Malawi/Cape Maclear
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“Room 4 is absolutely amazing. Room 5 can get rather windy and the noisy with the waves crashing against the”
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 of 5 bubbles transitkarla20, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles kelwalsh14, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“east viewing huts are great”
 of 5 bubbles johantaniab, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalet 1 and 2 is facing the beach with less wind, more shade and therefor cooler. Preffered. Chalet 5 is the most secluded and private.”
 of 5 bubbles N1824VQdavidh, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 5 bungalows on the separate accommodation island have much better views than the 2 family units on the main island”
 of 5 bubbles Heathermacc, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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